SAN PATA Cruise Night 2021


We are dedicated to supporting and educating our travel advisor members. From webinars to workshops to in-person events, we help travel advisors keep up-to-date on the always changing travel industry.

SAN PATA Members receive VIP treatment.  

Travel Advisor members attend our events at a discounted rate and are eligible for prizes, FAMS, and more!  

Supplier members receive a discounted rate for each event and the contact information for all travel advisor attendees.


Anniversary Event Featured Suppliers:

Auto Europe Group
Elite Voyages
Explora Journeys
Explore Shizuoka
Hawaiian Hospitality Resorts
Marriott International Latin America & Caribbean
MSC Cruises
Napili Kai Beach Resort
Outrigger Resorts
Pleasant Holidays
Ponant Yacht Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Sagitar Travel
SITA World Tours
Viking Cruises

More to come...

Join us for Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres & Refreshments

SanPATA member: $15
Non-Member: $25 

Please register using appropriate link below.

San PATA 45th Anniversary Celebration!
Celebrate your memorable travel moments!
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 
Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm 
Where: Bali Hai Restaurant
2230 Shelter Island Dr.   San Diego, 92106
Peru: 2 nights in Lima and 2 nights in Cusco, courtesy of Sagitar Travel.
Bali: 3 nights in a 5* hotel, plus sightseeing tour, courtesy of Elite Voyages.
Must be active SAN PATA member with active IATA. Must be present to win.

Share your stories about Memorable Travel Moments in your career!  How has travel changed over the years?  Please share your 2-minute story.

Solo Travel is Not Only for Singles
Trade Show, Presentations, and Prizes! 
When: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 
Time: 4:45-8:30pm 
Where: Lomas Santa Fe Country Club; 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Solana Beach, CA 92075

GRAND PRIZE: 7-Day Riverside Luxury Cruise!  
Must be active SAN PATA member with active IATA or CLIA number. Must be present to win. Cruise must be completed by Dec 2024.

Solo Event Featured Suppliers:

Riverside Luxury Cruises
Sita World Tours
AMA Waterways
AAT Kings
Crystal Cruises
Explore Shizuoka
Globus Family of Brands
Jamaica Tourist Board
French Bee Airlines
Marriott International Caribbean 
Norwegian Cruise Line
Venture Ashore
Royal Caribbean International
Sagitar Travel 
Riviera River Cruises

Dinner Choices:

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
Seared Salmon
Stuffed Poblano Pepper (Vegetarian)

Special Dietary Needs?  Please email us.

SanPATA member: $29
Non-Member: $39 

Please Select appropriate button below to register.

Adventure Travel Around the World
Trade Show, Presentations, and Prizes! 
When: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 
Time: 4:45-8:30pm 
Where: The Heights Golf Club 16066 Bernardo Heights Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92128 (Rancho Bernardo)

Featured Suppliers:

Tourism Australia
AAT Kings                       
Adventures by Disney & National Geographic Expeditions
Air New Zealand & Tourism New Zealand
AMA Waterways                        
Avanti Destinations                    
Great Safaris  
Groupo Xcaret                           
Magister Tours 
Qatar Tourism                         
Tahiti Legends & Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
Travel Insured 
Star Clippers                                   
Wanderlux Destinations
Way to Go Travel – Costa Rica 

Lunch & Learn: Travel Insurance
When: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Trade Show: 11:30- Noon
Lunch: Noon-12:30
Panel Discussion: 12:30-1:30
Where: Elijah's Restaurant and Deli 
7601 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego

Everything you NEED to know about Travel Insurance.

Learn from Industry Experts from:

Allianz Global Assistance

Arch RoamRight

Generali Global Assistance

Travel Safe



Lunch Included! Register Now!

San Diego Travel Industry Holiday Party 2023

Estancia La Jolla

Location: Estancia La Jolla
9700 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA  92037  
December 19, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Please RSVP before November 30th 

It's almost that time of year again - time for the travel industry to get out and celebrate together in style! 
 It's SANPATA & ASTA San Diego's Travel Industry Holiday Party Event!  
This year, we are celebrating not only the holidays, but YOU!  Don't miss this fabulous night of fun, complete with a RED CARPET theme, and recognition awards and prizes to be given out.    

Please note the following:

  • No Hosted Bar upon arrival
  • Cash Bar option of $10 beer, $15 wine, and $18 well drinks.
  • Hosted Wine will be Served with Dinner
  • Self Parking is complimentary / Valet is $25

Overnight Accommodations are available at the discounted travel industry rate of $219. (this rate does not include the $25 destination fee per night and hotel parking fees.) 
Please use this link to book your stay:
Estancia La Jolla Holiday Party Travel Industry Hotel Room Reservation  

Come join us and celebrate the holidays

*please advise us  if you have any dietary restrictions

SAN PATA Lunch & Learn
Social Media Tips & Tactics

North University Community Library

Location: The North University Community Library 
8820 Judicial Drive, San Diego, CA  92122  
November 15, 2023 at 12:00 noon.


Do you struggle with Social Media?  Not sure the best way to use it?  Looking for tips? Join Drew Santiago (from Carnival Cruise Lines) as well as a guest panel of your peers, for a look behind the mysterious curtain of Social Media.  

* Learn the most effective strategies
* Better understand the FREE Vendor offerings
* Create professional and personalized posts easily
*Master increasing views and clients with your posts
*Learn how to increase new customer traffic 

Come join us and learn how to use Social Media to your benefit!

San PATA Members $20
(member only event)

SAN PATA Cruise Night 2023

Marina Village Conference Center - Seaside Room

Location: Marina Village Conference Center, Seaside Room 
1970 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA  92106  (Parking is Free)
October 17, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Please RSVP before October 7th 

It's that time of year again - time for SANPATA's annual Cruise Night Event!  It is NOT TO BE MISSED.  There will be a Trade Show, Presentations and Dinner.  The Grand Prize for the event will be a 3 Night Mini Deluxe Katarina Line Cruise for 2. Trade Show will begin at 4:00 p.m. and the Pre-Dinner Presentations will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Roundtable presentations by:
AMA Waterways, Azamara, Crystal Cruises, Explora Journeys, Holland America Line, Lindblad Expeditions, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises/Cunard, Riviera River Cruises, Rocky Mountaineer, Royal Caribbean International, Sagitar Travel, Silversea, Star Clippers, Uniworld, Viking Cruises, Virgin Voyages and Windstar.  

Come join us and learn all about these great vacation options!

San PATA Members $29
Non-Chapter Member $39

Re-Discovering Southeast Asia & Japan

Encore Event Center in San Diego

Location: Encore Event Center, 8253 Ronson Rd, San Diego, CA  92111  (Parking is Free)
July 25, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Please RSVP before July 15th for catering purposes.

Emerging from over two years of closed borders and travel restrictions, the incredibly diverse countries of Japan and those located in Southeast Asia are in demand by travelers once again. From the stunning views of Mt. Fuji in Japan, to cruising along the winding waterways of the Mekong Delta, to the waterfalls of Laos, South East Asia really has got it all. With lots of countries in this remarkable corner of the world relaxing their covid entry requirements, there’s never been a better time to plan a trip for your clients.

This is a great time to come to SANPATA's event at the Encore Center  to bring your client's next extraordinary adventure through Southeast Asia and/or Japan to life.  

Come join us and learn all about these amazing locations!

TA Member $25
Non-Member $35

South & Central America:
Dinner and Trade Show
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
5 pm Trade Show opens followed by dinner and presentations.
S.E.S Portuguese Hall
2818 Avenida De Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106 

Grand Prize: AVIANCA Air Tickets for Two!*
*Must be a SanPATA member in good standing with an active IATAN card. Other restrictions apply.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
Lunch and Learn

Date:  April 18, 2023

 Join us for an afternoon of networking, learning and fun, while we showcase the beauty, the amazing offerings of, and news about Ixtapa Zihuatanejo beach destination in Mexico.
 Attend our delightful luncheon presentation and learn more about this destination and how it can help you create unforgettable travel experiences for your clients.

Seats are limited, so please be sure to RSVP prior to April 12, 2023 to confirm your attendance.  We look forward to seeing you there.

RSVP by April 12, 2023   to

Time:          12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:   Coyote Cafe
                      Old Town Esplanade Shopping Center
                      2461 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA  92110

The Charity for the 2022 San Diego Travel Industry Holiday Party is Walden Family Services.

For 45 years, Walden Family Services has been a leader in providing specialized foster care and adoption services for children, youth, and families throughout Southern California. Walden Family Services’ vision is that every child has a loving family and the ability to realize their greatest potential toward becoming a self-sufficient and productive member of their community.

Donate Here





San Diego Travel Industry Holiday Party
Dinner and Celebration! 
Cocktails, Camaraderie and FUN!

Thursday, December 8, 2022
5pm - 9pm
Marina Village Conference Center
Seaside Room: 1970 Quivira Way San Diego 92109

Thank You to Our Holiday Party Sponsors

San PATA 6th Annual Cruise Night
Tuesday October 25, 2022 
5:00-8:45pm  Trade Show and Dinner
Marina Village Conference Center - Seaside Room 
1970 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA. 92106

Grand Prize: 
Katarina Line 3 night Mini Deluxe Cruise for Two!*

Up to 2 clients per travel advisor are welcome to attend the trade show portion only. Advisor must register for dinner and then contact San PATA to add client''s name to invited list.

Featured Suppliers 

Meet, dine, socialize and network with suppliers and agents.

  • Amadeus River Cruises
  • AMA Waterways
  • Aurora Expeditions
  • Azamara
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Disney Destinations
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • IWorld of Travel
  • Katarina Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Scenic/Emerald Cruises
  • Silversea
  • The Moorings Yachts
  • Uniworld
  • Viking
  • Virgin Voyages
  • Explora Journeys (Brochures only)
  • Riviera River Cruises (Brochures only)

Mazatlan: Pearl of the Pacific
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Coyote Cafe in Old Town  
2461 San Diego Avenue,  San Diego 92110

RSVP to Jorge Gamboa:










Los Cabos: Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, Sept 20, 2022
Time: 1:00pm
Coyote Cafe in Old Town  
2461 San Diego Avenue,  San Diego 92110











Rediscovering the South Pacific
Wednesday, Sept 7, 2022
Time: 4:30 - 8:45 PM Trade Show & Dinner
Marina Village Conference Center Seaside Room 
1970 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109

Grand Prizes: 
Luxury Lodges - 2 nights at qualia on Hamilton Island

2 nights Sofitel Moorea Garden Bungalow with Breakfast

Featured Suppliers


Meet, dine, socialize and network with suppliers and agents.

  • Air Tahiti Nui
  • Aranui 5
  • Auto Europe
  • Como Hotels & Resorts
  • Disney Destinations
  • Emirates
  • Kensington Tours
  • Luxury Lodges - (Brochures)
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • Ponant Yacht Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Qantas Airways
  • qualia Resort
  • Roberts Representation - Moorea & Rangiroa
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Samoa Tourist Authority
  • Springboard Vacations
  • Tourism Australia
  • Tourism New Zealand
  • Tourism Northern Territory
  • Vanuatu Tourism Office - (Brochures)
  • Variety Cruises
  • Viking
  • Windstar

Trains, Trains & More Trains

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Time: 5:15 PM
Marina Village Conference Center
Catalina Room 
1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109

Our Train Travel Partners will share their expertise on how train journeys can be the centerpiece, or the perfect accent, to your next itinerary! 

Featured Suppliers:

Belmond River Barges & Trains 

Canada/Alaska By Design

East Japan Rail Company 

Lernidee Trains & Cruises/CTN 

Rail Europe

Rocky Mountaineer 

Tourism Australia 


Navigating thru Airlines & Consolidators

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM

Tom Ham's Lighthouse Restaurant 
2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Learn from the pros!  Tips, tricks, and successful strategies for air travel.

EVENT Co-Chairs:.

Debbie Cowles (Travel Leaders) - 40+ Year Travel Industry Veteran

Lisa Koon, CTC (Panorama Travel) - 40+ Year Travel Industry Veteran

Jill Powell (SAN PATA) - 55+ Year Travel Industry Veteran


Featured Suppliers:

AMA Waterways 

Delta Vacations


Fiji Airways - Grand Prize! 


GTT Global 

Qatar Airlines

Royal Caribbean International 

Singapore Airlines 

Travel Insured 

TravelSafe Insurance

Travel Industry Solutions 
Date: Tuesday, April 5 
Time: 1:00pm PDT 

Travel Industry Solutions (TIS) helps travel advisors and agency owners ensure legal protection, increase efficiencies, manage details, and build relationships.

Exceptional Travel for People with Special Needs

Zoom Webinar: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Time: 2pm PDT     

Webinar Recording Available to SAN PATA Members

This webinar will feature tips and considerations when planning travel for autistic clients, those with limited mobility, and hearing issues. Learn about special services and unique programs for this important and often overlooked clientele.

Featured Presenters:

Dana Dziegiel--Gypsea Travels
Hear her personal story about traveling with a developmentally disabled child and her tips for successful travel planning.

Richard Sandoval-- Beaches® Resorts
Learn more about the Beaches® Kids Camps that are Advanced Certified Autism Centers whose team members have the requisite knowledge, skills, temperament, and expertise to cater to all children and offer age-specific programs for infants, toddlers, pre-teens and teens.

Vincent Trotter-- Royal Caribbean International®
Making cruising accessible for travelers with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities and their families. Also, services and facilities for hard of hearing guests and those with mobility issues.

Karen Leonard: Special Needs Group
Services and available rentals for travelers with mobility issues, hearing considerations and autism.

We will also have information on how you can become an IBCCES Certified Autism Travel Professional.


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