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.


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.

Register Below

A Delicious Buffet Dinner will be served

Please select the appropriate Link to Register and Pay

South & Central America Event: 

Member - $25, early bird pricing. 

 Non-member pricing: $39

Member pricing, Early Registration

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 San Diego Travel Industry Holiday Party is again 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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