ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum believes there’s a new favorite for the Nov. 9 showdown between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU following the injury to Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.Finebaum now thinks that the Tigers are the favorite with Tagovailoa’s status uncertain.“It completely changes the dynamics of Nov. 9, and I think it changes the dynamics to favor LSU,” Finebaum said on WJOX Monday morning.Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain in Saturday night’s win over Tennessee. Nick Saban released a statement on Sunday, confirming that Tagovailoa will miss this week’s game against Arkansas.“Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain last night against Tennessee. Our physicians performed a successful tight-rope procedure on his right ankle this morning. This is the same injury, but the opposite ankle that Tua injured last season. Tua will miss next week’s game against Arkansas, but we expect a full and speedy recovery,” he said.Tagovailoa, meanwhile, has reportedly already told his teammates he’ll be back for the LSU game.Terrell Lewis on what Tua Tagovailoa said in the locker room after the game: “He said, ‘I’ll be back for LSU.’”— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) October 20, 2019Alabama and LSU are set to meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Over 650 top-producing agents were joined by about 200 suppliers and destination executives MILWAUKEE (Nov. 2, 2017) – The Mark Travel Corporation (TMTC) has recorded the largest Summit event in its history of organizing the popular travel industry conference. Over 650 top-producing travel agents attended this year’s multi-day conference, workshop and networking event from Oct. 26 to 29 in Cancún, Mexico. The Summit was also supported by more than 200 of the industry’s top suppliers, including hotel and resort companies and destination executives from throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Las Vegas and across the United States. Agents in attendance had access to an extensive schedule of over 30 academic-level workshops, seminars and courses focusing on topics designed to help travel agents become more successful—including customer engagement, business operations and supplier and destination information. “As one of the last family-owned tour operators in the industry, we consider travel agents as extended members of our family, and our events such as The Summit are a part of our dedication to their success today and in the future. This event brings travel professionals together to discuss the evolving industry, learn best practices and network,” said Jacki Marks, executive vice president at The Mark Travel Corporation. “This event is a perfect example of our commitment to support, empower and educate agents on the critical issues they face as business owners today. We’re proud to continue to invest in the agents who will continue to play a critical role in the industry.” Keynote speeches from TMTC and other industry executives focused on the state of the travel industry, challenges facing agents as well as what the future holds for agents. Other key themes included the latest advancements in travel agent technology and how technological advances will help agents succeed and remain competitive in the future. Additionally, evening events for guests helped promote networking and create new relationships, bringing together the best in the travel industry. Wellness is a core focus for TMTC, so morning yoga sessions and afternoon exercise classes were a central focus as well. The wellness event, “mindful movement,” is the largest recorded travel wellness event in the industry. Summit is one of the largest travel industry events of the year. About The Mark Travel Corporation The Mark Travel Corporation was founded in 1974 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A La Macchia Enterprises (LME) company, The Mark Travel Corporation owns and manages several respected vacation brands, including Funjet Vacations, Blue Sky Tours, United Vacations, Southwest Vacations and more. For additional information, visit www.MarkTravel.com.