Last week Carnival’s Sales and Trade Marketing team kicked off its 2019 Carnival Conversations series with nearly 100 travel agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Held at the La Concha Hotel & Resort, El Condado, the event marked the first time one of the Q&A sessions was held on the island.

2019 marks the sixth year of the popular series that features Carnival executives engaging in an open question-and-answer session with travel advisors in various locations.

Participating executives included Adolfo Perez, senior vice president, sales and trade marketing; Kirk Neal, regional vice president, eastern U.S. and Caribbean; Ines Alvarez, senior manager, trade marketing; Sheila LeBlanc, senior director, Carnival Independent Agent Team; and Calvin Rodriguez, business development manager for Puerto Rico.

“I just want to say thank you to all of the agents who came out to have a chat with us and brought great questions to the team,” said Perez. “Puerto Rico is a rapidly growing market for Carnival, and it was important to engage with our partners. We had a spirited group with a lively and substantive discussion.”

The Carnival Sales and Trade Marketing team expects to hold approximately 10 Carnival Conversations across the country this year.

For more information on the Carnival Conversations series, visit