During June and July, 2011, members of IFWTWA held their annual conference on Holland America Cruise Lines. Members had professional development classes on board the ms Westerdam, and enjoyed ports of call including Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan, as well as a brief stop in Victoria, British Columbia. Though not strictly a press trip, many members wrote articles about their time in Alaska.
Host Quote: “We’ve successfully worked with IFWTA on two cruises to Mexico and Alaska in the past couple of years. The organization has been professional and has produced a number of quality journalists for each sailing. We appreciate the positive coverage about our cruise line but also value the ease in which we have been able to plan and execute media groups with IFWTA. We look forward to their return.” ~Erik Elverjord, Director of Public Relations, Holland America Line
Writers in Attendance (click name to view bio): Patricia Anis, Heather Carreiro, Michael Cervin, Carolyn DelaFrange, Gail Gerson-Witte, Joseph Hilbers, Brenda Hill, Maralyn Hill, Norman Hill, Kevin Moloney, Tom Plant, Mandy Rowe, Dale, Sanders, Stacey Wittig, Michelle Winner
MEDIA LINKS: This is a partial list as more outlets are being added as they become available. *When a strike through shows, it means the publisher has moved the link or removed it. However, the link was live when it was posted.
On-Line: Wineormous, Kevin Moloney.com – Alaska-It’s about time, Kevin Moloney.com – Crowning Victoria, Eat, Drink & Be Merry, Corporate Retreats Worldwide, Exploracation-Cruise the Views, Corporate Retrats Worldwide–Italian Volcano, Vacation Station Magazine–Ketchikan, Examiner-Fly Out Fly Fishing, Examiner–Deer Mountain Trail, Examiner–Ketchikan Trail, Vittles, Vintages and Voyages – Ketchikan, Exploracation: True North, Arizona Wine & Vines Magazine, Global-Writes: Crowning Victoria,
Print: Travel World Magazine
Radio: Big Blend Radio
Video: Pacific Northwest