Value-added option allows travel professionals to further develop in their areas of need
New Orleans, LA (September 18, 2017) – With more than 3,700 independent travel agent advisors comprising today’s Nexion®, the travel industry’s premier host travel agency has continued its commitment to helping its members develop profitable businesses with an expansion of coaching and business development. Designed for members at any stage of experience, this program is flexible yet thorough, giving travel professionals the tools they need to sharpen their skills with proven industry experts. The expansion of the program was announced at Nexion’s annual CoNexion conference, being held from September 16-19, 2017, at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans in New Orleans, LA.
“Nexion has always attracted and retained members with our superior educational offerings. Our multi-day educational events bring fresh knowledge and perspective to the travel professionals who attend them, but Nexion agents are hungry for even more counsel,” explained Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion. “The expansion of coaching and business development provides our members an even higher degree of individualized attention, tailored to their interests. Our coaches are some of the top minds in the travel world, and we are thrilled to be able to share their knowledge.”
Every Nexion member who attends a multi-day educational event will receive follow-up coaching. Members meet with their coaches online and via phone to put together a personalized plan with achievable goals and measurable actions. Coaching topics can range from how to grow their sales in a new sector, to getting media attention, to how to write a business plan. The flexibility built into the coaching program provides participants and coaches the freedom to design a curriculum that fits the Nexion member’s unique business needs.The coaches Nexion works with represent a wide variety of travel and business expertise. Depending on their niche, interests, and assessments of areas of growth, Nexion members might choose a coach who is an expert in social media, corporate travel, small business and franchise management, selling cruises, and more. Additionally, Nexion internal staff who serve as coaches are in the process of going through the industry-leading “Sales Acceleration Academy” in order to share their learnings and provide a consistent coaching framework.
Events where coaching has been offered include:
Coaches are chosen from internal Nexion experts, as well as Nexion’s suppliers. This added benefit will also be offered for the upcoming October Group Travel Sales Summit and Romance Travel Sales Summit in Cancún, and the invitation-only Luxury Travel Sales Summit in Santa Barbara, CA, in November.
Nexion member Wendy Schoneberger attended the Master Marketing Symposium, and asked for business and marketing development coaching to grow her business: “After the Master Marketing Symposium, I wanted to continue to put into practice what I had learned there. Nexion provided me with a great business coach, and in just three hours, we put a successful marketing plan together that was easily executed. I continue to work with my coach as I dive into the world of marketing, and am very grateful for her expertise.”
“When a member makes a commitment to attending a multi-day Nexion educational event, we want to commit to them, too,” Friedman continued. “Our members get a lot from these events, but Nexion wants to give them even more. By continuing the learning one-on-one, our travel professionals further benefit from their membership in Nexion, and get to develop a relationship with a coach who can provide tangible benefits for their business.”
Experienced and new travel professionals interested in attending cutting-edge travel education events and being coached for success as professional business owners are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email email@example.com.
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.