Held throughout the United States, opportunities include options for those new to the industry as well as expert independent travel professionals
IRVING, TX (February 20, 2017) – Nexion, the travel industry’s premier host travel agency, has kicked off 2017 with a robust selection of educational offerings. Members who are new to the industry, as well as those experienced travel agent professionals specializing in various niches will find programs geared towards helping them build successful businesses. Agent Essentials and Boot Camp provide new Nexion members enhanced skills and confidence in accessing Nexion’s suite of programs and tools. Nexion’s exclusive Specialty Summits and Events are designed for agents specializing in romance travel, luxury travel, corporate travel and groups – providing agent members with a deep dive into these growing and lucrative niches, with robust business development and marketing training and allowing them to take advantage of participating suppliers’ expertise.
“As the industry’s premier host agency, we have always maintained a very heightened commitment to educating our Nexion member agents, whether they are longtime industry professionals or just beginning their journeys into exciting careers in travel,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion. “We offer an incredible number of valuable tools and programs to our members, and the educational component is critical in making sure that we are strengthening our members’ collective ability to succeed.”
New in 2017, Nexion travel agent members seeking to grow their businesses through innovative marketing techniques are invited to apply to attend the Master Marketing Symposium. This select group of agents will gather in Minneapolis, MN, from June 20 to 22, to develop rigorous marketing plans that will help significantly move the needle for their individual businesses. All Master Marketing Symposium participants will receive individualized coaching after the conference.
“Thanks to the enormous popularity of Nexion’s innovative niche-specific educational opportunities already introduced, our agent members have clamored for more,” Friedman noted. “An excellent example is how our highly-rated Corporate CoNexions event has inspired us to provide additional specialty summits that capitalize on more of our agents’ specific niches.”
Nexion’s 2017 Specialty Summits and Events are:
All Nexion members are invited to attend the Group and Romance Travel Sales Summits, while the Luxury Travel Sales Summit will focus on invited attendees who have a focus on upscale travel, and Corporate CoNexions is geared to members whose businesses are mainly business travel.
In 2017, Nexion will offer five Agent Essentials training opportunities throughout the year. These intensive five-day seminars are each designed specifically for the new independent travel agent. By the completion of the course, attendees will be able to book air, cruise, cars, hotels, and sell travel insurance with confidence. For experienced travel professionals who are new to Nexion, as well as those new to the travel industry, Nexion offers a three-day Boot Camp with the next scheduled for July 21-23. The format of Boot Camp provides attendees with training on Nexion tools and programs, sales and marketing classes, and access to over 20 of Nexion’s supplier partners. At the conclusion, attendees are automatically enrolled in the virtual program Boot Camp 2.0 to continue to build on the skills they learned during the course. Additionally, there will be a multitude of training opportunities during CoNexion 2017, which will be held September 16-19, 2017, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
For those member agents who are unable to travel for training, Nexion offers a wide variety of live and recorded webinars and will also continue offering its Nexion on the Road regional events in local communities. Six cities across the United States will be visited by Nexion’s team so that members can meet face-to-face with supplier partners and their local business development managers. In 2017, Nexion on the Road will be held in: Fort Lauderdale, FL; Tampa, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Las Vegas, NV; and Austin, TX.
“Our commitment to travel and sales education doesn’t end once Nexion members go home. In 2017, we are expanding our business development resources to ensure that all of Nexion’s multi-day events include dedicated one-on-one coaching from our member success managers,” commented Cris De Souza, Nexion’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “They will provide participants with support to develop customized, professional business development plans to take their knowledge from these educational experiences and turn it into real earning potential in a matter of weeks.”
All travel professionals interested in Nexion’s training opportunities and learning how to succeed as a professional business owner, backed by Nexion’s many great benefits, are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a branch of Tzell Travel Group (a Travel Leaders Group company), Nexion® is a fully licensed, bonded and accredited host agency, where members have focused on selling travel since 1995. Nexion provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support. Nexion is the complete host agency for multi-agent agencies, corporate agencies, experienced agents and those new to the industry.