29 Apr Travel Leaders Network’s Sold-Out International Conference Kicks-Off in Orlando, Florida
Approximately 2,100 Travel Leaders Network Members and industry leaders will attend the annual International Conference at Universal Orlando
Orlando, FL (April 29, 2017) –Today, Travel Leaders Network (www.TravelLeadersNetwork.com) – the travel industry’s largest travel agency organization – officially began welcoming more than 2,100 of its travel agents and industry leaders to the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando for its inaugural International Conference. With the theme, “Be a Leader,” attendees will have ample opportunities to participate in advanced educational training seminars, learn about the latest industry innovations from Travel Leaders Network and industry suppliers, and network with peers and supplier executives. In addition, this year’s keynote speaker is celebrated Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc.
Travel Leaders Network is comprised of nearly 7,000 locations in both the United States and Canada, offering both innovative franchise (Associate) and consortium (Member) solutions depending on each individual agency’s objectives and needs.
“This year began by officially joining three leading travel agency organizations into one force, and our Conference will provide us with an opportunity to bring all of that exceptional knowledge, expertise and selling power together for the very first time,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “As the leader in innovation within the travel agency community – especially with proprietary, industry-leading programs like Agent Profiler, AgentMate, CruisePRO and so much more – we will not rest on our laurels. So our attendees can look forward to learning about a number of paradigm-shifting initiatives in the coming days.”
Innovation and education are two of the central pillars for this year’s event, which will also be headlined by this year’s featured keynote speaker, Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak. He contributed to the public’s imagination on how computers could enhance their daily lives through his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and his influence over the popular Macintosh. Iconic for his leadership in technology and philanthropy for more than 30 years, Wozniak is a recipient of the National Medal of Technology – the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators; he is also a published author and currently the Chief Scientist at Primary Data.
The International Conference will also feature more than 230 training workshops and supplier seminars; an “Experience Room” where travel agents can talk with subject matter experts about exclusive Travel Leaders Network programs and tools; and a full Trade Show on Monday, May 1, 2017, featuring over 170 major travel industry partners.
Another key highlight is the International Conference’s venue within Universal Orlando ResortTM, and a private evening of entertainment at Universal Studios Florida™ on May 1. Entertainment during the event will also include a performance by the cast of the new Broadway hit musical, “A Bronx Tale.”
“Orlando is the perfect destination for us to hold our inaugural Travel Leaders Network International Conference, because of its immense popularity with our travel agents’ leisure clients,” added Block. “There really was no better place for us to combine our most important business meeting with a destination that a majority of our agents need to continually visit to be leaders in their local market.”
Travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that Travel Leaders Network offers agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, destination weddings and honeymoon travel – as well as active and adventure travel – visit TravelLeadersNetwork.com. Led by the flagship Travel Leaders-branded Associates, the nearly 7,000 travel agencies of Travel Leaders Network combined enjoy more than $17 billion in annual sales volume.
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About Travel Leaders Network
Travel Leaders Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. Led by flagship Travel Leaders-branded travel agencies (www.travelleaders.com), the network includes nearly 7,000 Associates and Member travel agencies locations in the United States and Canada and represents more than $17 billion in annual sales volume. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent-locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel agents’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.