Kling have just announced that they have reaquired Landry & Kling, the cruise agency they launched in 1982 and later sold. National Leisure Group was the latest owner. From a press release:
Landry will serve as CEO, and Kling, who
recently rejoined the company to partner with Landry in the buy-back, will
serve as President. The two partners purchased 100% of the stock in Landry
& Kling, Inc. and all of its assets from NLG.
“We’re extremely positive about the ever-expanding
opportunities that are available in the cruise industry for corporate meetings
and incentives,” Landry said, “and the
timing is right for cruises to capture a larger share of that market.”
I interviewed Ms. Landry for a cruise meeting article way back when I first started writing about this industry and knew zip about cruising, and she was both gracious about my ignorance and incredibly informative. Glad to see her and her partner back at the helm.