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CCRA and AmaWaterways Announces July Date for PowerSolutions LIVE in Washington DC


FORT WORTH, TEXAS – June 19, 2023 – CCRA Travel Commerce Network today announced the date for its upcoming full-day, in-person travel advisor training and networking event that is being presented in conjunction with AMAWaterways. PowerSolutions LIVE Washington, DC will be held on July 18th, 2023, at Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center in Tysons, Virginia. Participation in the full day event is free for travel advisors and registration can be completed via this link: Register for PowerSolutions LIVE Washington, DC. Advisors can also join in a preview webinar of the event on Thursday, June 22nd at 2pm ET (details included below).


As presenting sponsor, AMAWaterways will conduct an insightful training session for travel advisors on how to sell their award-winning river cruises. Throughout the day, participants will hear from industry leaders, attend educational sessions, and meet directly with top travel suppliers during roundtable sessions. The afternoon will present further opportunities for building key supplier relationships and networking with industry colleagues at an interactive trade show featuring exciting prize drawings – including the grand prize of an AMAWaterways Luxury Cruise for two!


“All of us at AmaWaterways are thrilled to be the main sponsor of the upcoming 2023 DC Power Solutions Event as our valued sponsorship and partnership with CCRA allows us to continue to educate our valued travel partners on the various ways AmaWaterways has been leading the way in river cruising for over 20 years. Over 95 percent of our business comes from our travel advisor community, so it is our top priority to engage and continue to show them why we are the Heart of the River,” said Alex L. Pinelo, CTC, MCC Senior Vice President, Sales for AmaWaterways.


“We are very pleased to present this full-day training event in conjunction with AMAWaterways – a true pioneer in river cruising, one of the fastest growing segments of travel,” said Peter Pincus, CTC, Chief Commercial Officer of CCRA. “Our PowerSolutions LIVE events are designed to connect travel advisors with the products and solutions they need to empower their travel agency businesses. These events offer the opportunity to establish real relationships directly with suppliers, receive face-to-face training, and build new contacts at our supplier trade show.  In alliance with AMA Waterways we know that this event will give participating travel advisors a decided edge that comes from in-person training, as well as the chance to meet new people and the opportunity to forge new partnerships with outstanding suppliers.”


JOIN THE EVENT PREVIEW WEBINAR ON June 22, 2023! As a preview into what travel advisors can look forward to experiencing at PowerSolutions LIVE Washington, DC, CCRA is also announcing a special webinar showcasing guest speakers, Alex Pinelo, Senior Vice President of Sales, AmaWaterways; Francisco Blanch, Leisure Sales Director, Discover Puerto Rico; and David Lim, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Executive Marketing Officer. Plus, one webinar attendee will be automatically chosen to win a $100 Gift Card. The webinar will be held on June 18, 2023, at 2pm ET. Advisors can register via the following link to participate: Register for Webinar.


PowerSolutions LIVE Washington, DC is offered on a complimentary basis for travel advisors of all experience levels who are members of TRUE, ARC, IATA, CLIA, and ASTA. Travel advisors are encouraged to register early to guarantee their spot at this popular event.



About CCRA:

Established nearly 50 years ago, CCRA International, Inc. continues pioneering novel and creative platforms and programs that connect travel professionals and suppliers with the products and services they need to drive revenue, relationships, and brand recognition in the travel marketplace.


CCRA features an International Air that Division focused on providing access to exclusive international air commissions; a 24/7 Travel Industry Call-Center Division staffed with expert travel advisors; a Membership Services Division that encompasses: the TRUE code agency accreditation and identification program, Travel Advisor Global Network (TAGN) – CCRA’s host agency, and the CCRA Travel Advisor StartUp program for those new to the industry looking to become travel advisors; and a powerful Global Supplier Network that includes PowerSolutions LIVE travel advisor training and supplier networking events. The company is dedicated to sustainability for our planet. For more information, visit