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Posted by on Oct 26, 2009 in News & Press Releases | 2 comments

PRIDE Travel Hosts Virtual WORLDS LARGEST CRUISE NIGHT Event Throughout October

For the month of October 2009 PRIDE Travel will join thousands of cruise-selling travel agents in World’s Largest Cruise Night, an exciting event designed to showcase the incredible choice, diversity and value of cruise vacations. Travel agencies across North America will team up with 24 member lines of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to provide consumers with information on cruise vacations and exceptional offers.

Local area and residents and out of area residents the world over alike can find out all they need to know about cruising and even take advantage of outstanding vacation offers without leaving the comfort of home because PRIDE Travel is hosting a “Virtual” World’s Largest Cruise Night. By simply visiting the special agency Web page , consumers can explore the incredible world of cruising and plan a cruise! PRIDE Travel has chosen several short videos showcasing the exciting offerings and destinations from participating CLIA member lineswhich will be live until the end of the October.

In 2008, more than 4,000 travel agencies participated in WLCN, helping to generate over 43,000 in cruise bookings during the booking period. World’s Largest Cruise Night (WLCN) is the highlight of October’s National Cruise Vacation Month, the once-a-year period during which travel agencies across North America sponsor exciting events and promotions all focused on cruising – the most enjoyable, satisfying and value-oriented vacation option available in today’s marketplace.

PRIDE Travel joins over 16,000 North American travel agency and agent members of CLIA, Whose 24 member lines represent 97% of the cruise berths marketed in North America. According to CLIA statistics, the wide majority of travelers – about 90% – book cruises through travel agencies, and for good reason: agents excel at finding the perfect cruise to match their clients’ vacation needs, lifestyle and budget. CLIA’s certified cruise counselors are the cruise industry’s premiere professionals, providing the best service and value for your vacation dollar.

For more information or to book your cruise vacation, contact PRIDE Travel at 562-432-3888, via email at or visit online at



Pride Travel of Long Beach, California is a full service agency specializing in cruise, tour package, villa, and condo rentals. We also offer our community the full breadth of travel products and expertise. While we cater to the needs of Gays and Lesbians in the LGBTQ community, we are ‘hetero friendly’™ and frequently book individuals, couples, and families with children on trips and vacations worldwide. Pride Travel is an award-winning agency that has been recognized for our active participation and contributions to our local and LGBTQ communities. We also hold numerous travel industry certifications and accreditations, as well as official certification by destination and country visitors’ bureaus; we are active members and certified by the Travel Institute, the Cruise Line Industry Association, and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. Original travel articles and content is contributed regularly and distributed at our blog,

PRIDE Travel’s media page can be located at . For more details about our credentials, please visit our website at and click on About Us or contact Mr. Marc R. Kassouf, Owner & CEO, at 562.432.3888 or via email at Pride Travel, Mr. Kassouf and Mr. S. Nathan DePetris, Owner & COO, welcome your inquiries regarding interviews, speaking engagements, and other media collaboration.



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