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DEMA Dive Travel Conference Offers a Powerhouse of Dive Travel Experts

Endorsed by the largest travel trade publication in the country, Travel Agent Magazine, the Official DEMA Dive Travel Conference taking place October 21 at the Las Vegas convention center is proving to be the most significant dive travel event of the year.???? Never before has one conference brought together such major travel industry players to put on an event of this magnitude in an effort to educate retailers and travel agents alike regarding the lucrative travel industry.??

"We are sponsors of the Official DEMA Dive Travel Conference because it is the most comprehensive and valuable resource available for retailers looking to make money through dive travel," said Brett Couvillion, associate publisher of Travel Agent Magazine.?? "The education and networking opportunities this conference offers are guaranteed to provide retailers with the tools they need to tap into the growing dive travel market."

Conference attendees will be able to learn from some of the most experienced travel experts in the world, including our distinguished keynote speaker from Travel Agent Magazine; who will open the conference with a presentation addressing how travel agents can best succeed in today’s market; Bob Blumberg, vice president of Club Med, who will discuss marketing techniques for a changing consumer environment; and Lania Rittenhouse, Cayman Islands director of tourism, who will deliver the conference’s closing keynote address.?? Other speakers include:

  • Carolyn Pascal, Publisher??of Sport Diver Magazine
  • Ernie Arellano, Scuba Travel Ventures
  • Keith Sahm, Sunset House
  • Rick Lesser, Lesser & Associates
  • Larry Mersereau, Promopower Presentations and Consulting
  • Gene Dold, Aqua Dreams Travel

Attendees will also receive free admission to the DEMA Show 2002 taking place October 22-25, which will allow access to all DEMA sponsored seminars and more than 300 providers of dive travel products, resorts, airlines from around the world.?? New to this year’s conference, participating travel agents who attend will also receive an unprecedented 9 ICTA continuing education units. Cost for the conference is $150 for DEMA members and $175 for non-members.

DEMA Show Management would like to stress that this is the only conference that provides attendees with these benefits and can only be registered for through DEMA.?? Attendees are encouraged to pay close attention to ensure they are registering for the Official DEMA Dive Travel Conference as there are similar events being held in Las Vegas at this time.?? Those who have inadvertently registered for another travel event should contact DEMA for assistance in transferring their registration.

The Official Dive Travel Conference is made possible through the support of conference sponsors including Travel Agent Magazine, the Cayman Islands, Continental Airlines, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Allegro Resorts, Chammyz, Club Med and Frommers.?? The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association is a global, not-for-profit organization comprised of more than 1,200 companies and organizations whose mission is to promote sustainable growth in recreational scuba diving and snorkeling through education and training while protecting the underwater environment.?? For more information regarding the conference or DEMA Show 2002, please call 858-616-6408 or visit Also look out for Special Coverage during DEMA itself.

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.