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BUY THE SEA IN THE NEWS

 
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February 2019, The Meetings Magazine: Cruise Meetings —

Larger Ships Now Come With Flexible Meeting Spaces and a Boatload of Unique Experiences

“Cruise lines are aware that groups require function space for private events,” says Wallack. “Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has always been the biggest proponent of having dedicated conference space onboard. And, on the new Celebrity Edge ship, there is The Meeting Place …

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Royal Caribbean Names Partners Of The Year For 2018

Buy the Sea was named Partner of the Year for Corporate Meeting and Incentive Travel

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Royal Caribbean Names Partners Of The Year For 2018

Buy the Sea was named partner of the year for corporate meeting and incentive travel.

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2017 March, Crystal
Annual Sales Achievement Award

Buy The Sea is honored to be in the Crystal Million Dollar Producer “club” once again! We were delighted to sail with Crystal Cruise Line’s executive team on the March 27th annual sales gala onboard the Crystal Mozart, where we were recognized and presented with a spectacular glass trophy. It is our pleasure to continue to present all things Crystal to our clients. Once you sail on Crystal, you will be changed for good!”

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2016 May, The Meetings Magazines
Insurance & Financial Meetings Management

“Insurance And Financial Companies Have Been Taking Incentive Groups To The High Seas For Decades, Simply Because Cruises Are Proven Motivators For Agents To Reach Their Sales Goals. But Despite Their Effectiveness, Cruise Programs Remain Less Frequent Than Landbased Incentives: At Some Firms They Might Be Deployed Once Every Three Or Four Years, While At Other Companies Cruising Enjoys A Few Years Of Popularity Before Falling Off For Many Years. Continue Reading.”

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2015 Celebrity Cruises
Corporate Meeting & Incentives
Account Of The Year

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2015 November, MeetingsNet

A First For FICP — The Cruise Ship Meeting

“Can You Believe We Are At FICP And We’re On A Ship?” Asked Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Executive Director Steve Bova, Welcoming 2015 FICP Annual Conference Participants To Their Second Day Of Sessions, Taking Place On The Largest Cruise Ship In The World, Royal Caribbean’s Allure Of The Seas.”

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2015 May, MPI Meeting Professionals International —

Cruise Control – The Challenges Facing Cruise Ship Event Planners And Speakers Go Beyond Those Of The Writhing Seas

“As anyone who has ever booked a professional speaker knows, working with hired guns is a challenging proposition. But those challenges can multiply when your event is held on a cruise ship. Shari Wallack, president of Buy the Sea, a resort brokerage company, books a lot of speakers and entertainers for cruise ships.”

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2015 February, Corporate & Incentive Travel / Meetings At Sea —

New Experiences, New Value On Deck

“There is a willingness to book seven-night cruises in order to experience more exotic destinations. Years ago, shorter cruises were more in fashion,” said Shari Walack. “Sparing time away from the office is always more of an issue than the budget. A land program in Europe tends to be more expensive than its cruise counterpart.”

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2015 February, Travel Weekly — Royal Caribbean Names Partners Of The Year For 2014

Buy the Sea was named partner of the year for corporate meeting and incentive travel

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2014 August, MeetingsNet —

What's New At Sea For Meetings And Incentives

"Shari Wallack, president of cruise and all-inclusive resorts broker Buy the Sea, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has a couple of thoughts for planners who have never booked a meeting or incentive program on a cruise ship.”

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2013 Silversea Incentive Partner Of The Year

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2013 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Corporate Meeting & Incentives
Account of the Year

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2013 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Corporate Meeting & Incentives
Account of the Year

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2013 February, Corporate & Incentive Travel

Meetings At Sea: Are You Onboard? Catching A New Wave Of Excitement For Cruise Meetings And Incentives

“When it came to cruise ships as a venue for incentive programs and meetings, the potential was long acknowledged, but far from being maximized.”

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2012 Celebrity Cruises
Corporate Meeting & Incentive
Account of the Year

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October 2012 Meetings + Incentive — Travel

10 Cruise Trends

“Celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, the Florida-based cruise brokerage company Buy the Sea manages about 65 programs a year, with two-thirds of them cruise-based”

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2012 May, Insurance & Financial Meetings Management —

Testing The Waters - More Planners Are Onboard With Cruise Incentives

“As a company stages incentive programs over the years, what results is a population of sales reps who are not just consistently motivated and productive, but also well-traveled.”

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2012 March, PREVUE Destination Experiences For Meetings + Incentives

Meetings ‘Buy The Sea’ - Cruise Clients And Suppliers Talk Ships In Miami/Fort Lauderdale

“In January, we attended the first Cruise Advisory Council event hosted by Buy the Sea, a South Florida-based company pairing planners with cruise industry suppliers.”

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2012 March, MeetingsNet —

3 Steps To Your Perfect Cruise Meeting

“Find Your Ship: Shari Wallack, president of cruise broker Buy the Sea, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has a couple of thoughts for planners who have never booked a meeting or incentive program on a cruise ship."

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2012 March, MeetingsNet —

How To Plan An Incentive Program On A Cruise Ship

“Nationwide faced a few challenges hosting 1,100 incentive qualifiers on the biggest ship at sea. Here’s how the meeting team made it the company’s best-ever program."

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2011 March, Corporate & Incentive Travel —

High Seas Meetings & Incentives Cruise Line Now Offering More "Wow"

“No one can say that the cruise industry hasn't done its share to keep the economy afloat. According to the Cruise Lines Industry Association (CLIA), the industry's total economic benefit to the U.S. economy was $35.1 billion in 2009, the latest year for which figures are available.”

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2010 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Corporate Meeting & Incentives
Account Of The Year

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2010 Business Leader Top 300 Businesses

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2009 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Corporate Meeting & Incentives
Account Of The Year

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2008 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Corporate Meeting & Incentives
Account Of The Year

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2008 November, Successful Meetings —

Airline Troubles Mean That The Cruise Meetings Factor Bubbles

“For most travelers, getting on a plane these days causes anxiety: cramped spaces, delays, long lines, and security procedures. The embattled airline industry has borne unexpected fruit for cruise meetings, as a result.”

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April, A-List All-Inclusives —

The Best Places For Meetings in Mexico and the Caribbean

“Taking the all-inclusive plunge can be scary decision for a planner. Pay-one-price resorts generally are not thought of as meeting destinations, and a perception persists that they are not equipped for special events or gourmet meals.”

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2007 March, Cruiseweek —

Retailer Recognition

“When it comes to cruise lines bestowing official recognition on cruise sellers, the honors are going to increasingly varied types of business models. But no matter how varied, there are two points of commonality among the winners: 1) they are extremely proud that their work has been recognized, and 2) they cite as a key reason for success a very personal working relationship with the supplier."

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2006 Celebrity Cruises
Corporate Meeting & Incentive
Account Of The Year