24 Apr Nexion Holds First-Ever Leap into Luxury Travel Forum
New educational opportunity targets Nexion members who want to sell luxury travel
IRVING, TX (April 24, 2018) – Nexion, the travel industry’s premier host travel agency, will hold its inaugural “Leap into Luxury Travel Forum” for its independent travel professional members. To be held November 10-12, 2018, at The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the event is designed as an in-depth sales experience for Nexion members who are interested in learning how to start or expand their luxury travel sales.
“For several years, we have offered a highly successful invitation-only Luxury Travel Sales Summit for our members who already sell a large volume of travel,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion. “Based on member requests, we are now offering this new forum available to all independent member agents designed to cater to those who want to launch or build upon their luxury sales business. The Leap into Luxury Travel Forum is going to provide a great opportunity to learn how to sell this fast-growing niche.”
Attendees of the Leap into Luxury Travel Forum will network with upper premium and luxury supplier partners, learn targeted sales skills to upsell current clients and attract new luxury clients, and participate in a series of supplier roundtables.
Speakers at the event will include:
• Larry Pimental, President & CEO of Azamara Club Cruises
• Perry Lungmus, CTC, Vice President, Travel Leaders Network
• Cris De Souza, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Nexion
• Faith Kuczaj, CTC, CTIE, Director of Industry Relations, Nexion
• Terri “TC” Phelps, ACC, Business Development & Education Manager, Nexion
Leap into Luxury Travel Forum participants will also have the opportunity to inspect the Pelican Grand Beach Resort, and will be hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau to learn more about Fort Lauderdale tourism.
“It takes specific skills to sell luxury travel,” said Faith Kuczaj, Director of Industry Relations for Nexion. “The Leap into Luxury Travel Forum is a valuable service to our members because it teaches them how to go into a situation with clarity and insight for the greatest chance of success. As the demand for luxury travel continues to grow, events like Leap into Luxury Travel will become important training for Nexion members, and we are happy to be provide this valuable opportunity to them.”
The Leap into Luxury Travel Forum’s top sponsors include Allianz Global Assistance, Norwegian Cruise Line, Seabourn, Luxury Gold, Celebrity Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
All travel professionals interested in 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.
Nexion® is a fully accredited host agency, offering membership to independent travel professionals since 1995. As part of Travel Leaders Group, 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.
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