A successful inaugural for The Professional Women in Cruise Forum at Cruise Shipping Miami
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 14:40 by seydisfjordur
Iceland Travel‘s Liz Gammon hit the cruise industry headlines once again for her part in spearheading the first Professional Women in Cruise Forum held during last week’s Cruise Shipping Miami. The invitation only event, (the first of its kind in the industry), was attended by more than 20 cruise line executives and was hosted by 18 women representing various ports, ground operators and destinations from across the globe.
Ms Michele Paige, President of the FCCA, addressed the group on the changing role of women in the cruise industry.
Gammon said, “I know I speak for all those involved when I say that we were delighted with the success of the inaugural forum. The response following has been phenomenal and I am confident that more such events and opportunities are to follow.”
Iceland Travel’s Liz Gammon (Manager Shore Excursions and Cruise Services)
Iceland Travel’s Liz Gammon (Manager Shore Excursions and Cruise Services) (c) Iceland Travel’s
Seydisfjordur harbour provides an ideal destination for cruise ships. The peaceful village, shaped by Norwegian enterpreneurs over a century ago, lies sheltered by dramatic snow-flecked mountains.
The colorful, Norwegian-style wooden houses render this village unique in Iceland, and walking trails around town, out along the coast, or by the Fjardará River allow for many plesurable and relaxing experiences. Seydisfjördur is distinguished by its close proximity to wild nature – some might even consider it on the verge of the uninhabitable. The climate and its harsh tendencies have shaped those living here.Seydisfjordur is home to approximately 700 residents, who have traditionally lived off fishing. In recent years, however, tourism has growing. Seyðisfjörður is one of Lonely Planet’s top pick in Iceland. A part of Ben Stiller's movie " The secret life of Walter Mitty" was filmed in Seydisfjordur, a YouTube clip from the film can be found here below.