WMPH Credentials, Certifications and Affiliations
Accredited by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
wmph vacations and 2buckhut.com is a proud member of the cruise line international association (clia). our cruise specialists are knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic experts who know the cruise industry.
our expertise comes from years of professional training and personal travel experience, as well as the travel experience of tens of thousands of clients we have served. our clia-trained cruise counselors study hard both on the clock and off, to keep up with the latest travel news and trends so we can offer you a high level of service at low prices.
Uf Tukel and Don Walker, Co-Presidents and Founders of WMPH Vacations, were chosen as inductees into the 2014 Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Hall of Fame, formally recognized as "Outstanding Cruise Retailers" for distinguishing themselves as a leader in cruise vacation sales and travel distribution.
The CLIA Hall of Fame honors those individuals, past and present, whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to, and a positive impact on, the cruise industry.
Cruise Lines International Association is the world's largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. CLIA is composed of 24 of the major cruise lines serving North America.
WMPH Vacations is ACC & MCC Certified by the Cruise Lines International Association. We have completed a rigorous curriculum of cruise sales training and have personally sailed, or inspected, a wide variety of cruise ships. CLIA recommends working with a CLIA Certified Cruise Counselor.
WMPH Vacations is a member of the Better Business Bureau, and meets all BBB membership standards. We also comply with BBBOnline standards including the Code of Online Business Practices.
Known worldwide as a first-class resort town, Delray Beach is located in southern Palm Beach County, Florida, directly on the Atlantic Ocean approximately 1 hour north of Miami. WMPH Vacations is an active member of our community and proud to be a part of the over 1,200 business that make Delray Beach a better place to live.
The mission of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau is to create sustainable, diversified, leisure and business travel destination demand for the Hawaiian Islands, the Islands of Aloha.
The Alaska Travel Industry Association (AlaskaTIA) is the non-profit visitor industry trade association that conducts marketing on behalf of the State of Alaska. AlaskaTIA's membership is comprised of more than 1000 businesses.
As a Celebrity Cruise Line Elite Top Producer, WMPH Vacations Co-President Uf Tukel sits on the Travel Agency Advisory Board with Celebrity Executives and other Top Producing Agencies.
As an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner (not an agent of the Walt Disney Company or its affiliates), WMPH Vacations is a recognized leader in planning magical vacations to the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and Disney Cruise Line. We also have agents who have graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge.
The Princess Academy is a program of advanced industry training. designed to give travel agents the vital tools and education we need to help you find the right cruise at the best price. The curriculum includes dozens of courses that cover a wide range of topics.
The Cunard Academy is an advanced training program that focuses on the White Star Service and ships of the Cunard fleet. The curriculum includes dozens of courses that cover a wide range of topics.
WMPH Vacation has completed both phases of Celebrity Special Agent sales program. The academy offers an all-encompassing training package that includes tools, resources, and educational opportunities, which earned us 10 CLIA credits per session.
WMPH Vacations has achieved Expert Level Status in Royal Caribbean's University of WOW interactive training program.
WMPH Vacations has completed NCL's Specialist Plus Program, a six-week educational training program that offers expanded knowledge of the features and benefits of NCL's unique Freestyle Cruising.
WMPH Vacations has completed the Regent Cruise Luxury Cruise Specialist program. This comprehensive training program addresses the luxury travel market in general and the 6-star ships of Regent Cruises in particular.
Carnival University is a dynamic, wide-ranging seven-module training program that provides travel agents with a comprehensive overview of Carnival Cruise Line and the Fun Ship cruise experience.
Marriott's Hotel Excellence! is a 5 module training program that addresses generic lodging sales issues as well as the benefits and diversity of the 12 lodging choices that Marriott offers.
The HAL Academy is a program of advanced industry training designed to support travel professionals like WMPH Vacations in your quest for continuing knowledge about travel sales, the cruise industry and Holland America Line.
The Crystal Cruises Academy is designed to educate travel agents on the only cruise line voted "World's Best" for an unprecedented twelve consecutive years. The program provides the valuable statistical information necessary to become expert on all that Crystal has to offer. WMPH Vacations has completed this training and certification program.
Signature Travel Network is a co-operative of the travel industry's leading retail travel agencies with more than 320 office locations who serve thousands of clients from around the world. The network, established more than 50 years ago, generates sales in excess of $3.5 billion. This buying power is leveraged to deliver the best value to our clients.
A Certified Sandals Specialist specializes in Selling Sandals and Beaches Resorts and is recognized as a Sandals Expert. CSS agents have undergone extensive training through the Sandals education program and have acquired up to 12 hours of product knowledge through a special Ultra Sandals Training Workshop.
WMPH Vacations has completed the Globus Family of Brands Travel University and is an expert on the variety of different destinations, travel styles, and included features offered by Globus, Brennan, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways.
IATA is an international trade body representing some 250 airlines comprising 94% of the international scheduled air traffic. The organization also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.
IATAN is non-profit organization that appoints travel agencies and travel agents on behalf of its customer airlines. As a member, we are accredited as a bona fide seller of travel.