Dave Stockert is author of two books for the Travel Industry, called, “The Idea Machine I and II. Over 17,000 copies have been sold to travel professionals since 1999. As of Jan, 2013 Dave is a Travel Industry Speaker available for conferences, workshops, and symposiums. Dave was most previously Director, National Accounts for Holland America Line Inc., a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc. and completed 30 years of service for them as of Jan 2013.
Stockert has worked for Holland America Line since January, 1983. He began his career with Holland America Line as district sales manager in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. He was promoted to the headquarters office in Seattle in 1985 and has worked there since. He was named Holland America Line’s Employee of the Year in 1994.
With more than 29 years of cruise industry experience, Stockert has conducted numerous seminars and workshops for national organizations such as ASTA, AAA, Cruise One, and Cruise Planners. In addition, Stockert has taught selling techniques in sessions devoted to helping travel professionals sell more cruises. His experience in the field has given him a comprehensive understanding of the needs of travel agents and home-based travel professionals.
In September 2007 Stockert received a lifetime achievement award from ASTA.