The highly popular Regionals will return in 2019, taking place in several locations around the country, with select Regionals featuring a client travel show for the first time this year. Additionally, Nexion Travel Group will offer a broad range of specialty events, along with the organization’s annual international conference, CoNexion, taking place in September.
“Nexion has an outstanding reputation for providing valuable and proven educational opportunities for our travel advisor members,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion Travel Group. “Our members represent a wide variety of business models and need an equally wide variety of continuing education. Our commitment is to meet our members where they are in their career to help them become more successful. From those new to the industry to the experienced advisor, to the member who wants to dive deeper into a niche, Nexion Travel Group can help with our specialized classes and seminars,” Friedman added.
During Nexion Travel Group’s Regionals, company leadership educates members on how to get the most out of Nexion Travel Group programs, network and take part in presentations and trade shows from supplier partners. All Regionals are complimentary for attendees. In 2019, Regionals in West Palm Beach, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Baltimore will, for the first time, offer a consumer night. Nexion Travel Group members attending these Regionals will have the opportunity to invite clients to the consumer night which will feature select travel suppliers as well as a presentation from a destination expert.
For those members who want to pursue a specific travel niche or specialty, Nexion Travel Group’s 2019 Specialty events include:
- Groups (April 25-28, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta)
- Corporate CoNexions (May 17-19 in Miami Beach)
- Marketing (July 16-18, 2019 in Minneapolis)
- Luxury (November 1-4, 2019, location pending)
- LuxTravel (November 8-10, 2019 in San Diego)
For 2019, Corporate CoNexions will transition from an invitation-only event to open application. Robbi Jumaa Hamida, Senior Vice President of Nexion Travel Group and leader of the Corporate CoNexions specialty event explained, “We started this event as an intimate group for travel advisors who have a majority of their business in corporate travel. Over the years, we have seen an uptick in members who see corporate travel as a lucrative specialty. As a result, Corporate CoNexions has grown and we are thrilled to open it to a larger group so members can increase their corporate travel business.”
Registration is also open for the Marketing specialty event, to be held in Minneapolis in July. This multi-day event offers Nexion Travel Group members the chance to develop marketing plans for their own business, as well as work with fellow travel advisors to develop an actionable travel agency business plan. Subject matter experts from Travel Leaders Group and Nexion Travel Group’s supplier partners will be on hand to provide guidance and share skills.
Early bird registration is open until April 30 for CoNexion, Nexion Travel Group’s annual international conference being held this year from September 12-15 at Universal Orlando Resort.
All travel professionals interested in learning how to succeed as a professional business owner, backed by Nexion Travel Group’s many great benefits, are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email email@example.com.
Nexion Travel Group
Nexion® Travel Group is a fully accredited host agency, offering membership to independent travel professionals since 1995. As part of Travel Leaders Group, Nexion Travel Group provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support. Nexion Travel Group is the complete host agency for multi-agent agencies, corporate agencies, experienced agents and those new to the industry. Travelers also have access to The Travel Collection by Travel Leaders Group, a selection of travel offers and discounts available at no additional cost to holders of select American Express® cards. For more information visit www.TheTravelCollection.com.