Travel Leaders Network Brings Edge Out West
Consortium’s EDGE Conference Kicks Off at The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center Outside of Denver
ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 13, 2022) – Travel Leaders Network’s international conference EDGE (Educate, Discover, Gather, Evolve) officially began yesterday with over 1,500 attendees consisting of its travel advisor members, staff and supplier partners. Held at Aurora, CO’s The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, the conference offers attendees the chance to learn, network with supplier partners and connect with other travel advisors from TLN. The conference takes place from June 12-15, 2022.
As the travel industry continues is remarkable recovery, EDGE is a time to celebrate all that TLN members have achieved and that the best is yet to come.
-Roger E. Block, President of Travel Leaders Network
Prior to EDGE’s official opening, the Luxury Leaders Alliance, TLN’s exclusive group for its top luxury sellers held an intensive one-day learning event on June 11. The Luxury Leaders Alliance members participating in this symposium had access to luxury air, cruise, tour and hotel suppliers with content devoted exclusively to the luxury travel advisor’s needs. Travel Leaders Network’s other Alliance, the Host Agency Leaders Alliance, also held a daylong conference on June 11, with content geared towards bringing together leading hosts in the consortia for networking and education.
EDGE’s keynote speaker for 2022 is the pioneering Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures. Passionate about the power of travel to change the world for the better, Bruce Poon Tip is a global leader in social entrepreneurship, leadership, immersive travel, and innovation. He is best-known as the founder of G Adventures, the world’s largest small group adventure travel company and pioneer of community tourism. Most recently, Bruce is credited as the executive producer of new documentary film, The Last Tourist, which is now available to view on-demand. In addition to his work at G Adventures, Bruce founded the Planeterra Foundation to harness the power of the tourism supply chain to channel travelers’ dollars into underserved communities around the world.
EDGE will hold multiple General Sessions to announce new programs and tools for TLN members. Attendees will have their choice of over 200 workshops taught across a variety of topics, a trade show, and an Experience Lounge for appointments with Travel Leaders Network staff experts. EDGE also features three new events this year: Destination Connections, where advisors can meet with Tourism Board Partners in small-group appointments, Hotel & In-Country Partner Marketplace, and a gala dinner to honor EDGE award winners and those who have achieved a TLN Specialist Certification this year.
“EDGE 2022 is going to be an amazing conference,” said Roger E. Block, President of Travel Leaders Network. “As the travel industry continues is remarkable recovery, EDGE is a time to celebrate all that TLN members have achieved and that the best is yet to come. It is also a valuable opportunity for TLN members to get ideas and gain connections that can help them as they bring their travel agencies to greater success. By the time EDGE concludes, I have no doubt that Travel Leaders Network members will be heading home not only with great memories of a fun time, but with ideas they can use to build their businesses.”
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Travel Leaders Network (www.TravelLeaders.com) assists millions of leisure and business travelers annually and is one of the largest sellers of luxury travel, cruises and tours in the travel agency industry, with approximately 5,700 travel agency locations across the United States and Canada. Travel Leaders Network is part of Travel Leaders Group, a division of Internova Travel Group.
About Internova Travel Group
Internova Travel Group is one of the largest travel services companies in the world with a collection of leading brands delivering high-touch, personal travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients. Internova manages leisure, business and franchise firms through a portfolio of distinctive divisions. Internova represents more than 70,000 travel advisors in over 6,000 company-owned and affiliated locations predominantly in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a presence in more than 80 countries.