As part of their recent push for more in-person training for their hosted agents, Top 5 host agency MTravel™ has launched MTech Academy, a tech-focused professional development program. The two-and-half-day live workshop will showcase MTravel’s technology solutions to streamline daily operations and strengthen marketing strategies for their independent travel professionals.
Why is Technology So Important for Independent Travel Professionals?
Often a confounding area for both new and experienced travel professionals, MTravel has a long history navigating tech waters.
“When internet booking began to grow, we were the only major host agency to build a proprietary website with booking capabilities to help our hosted agents compete with mega-agencies,” said Andi Mysza, the head of MTravel, remarking that they’ve continued to add many more tools over the years. “As travelers continue to evolve, it’s critical that travel advisors take advantage of technology that eliminates fussy manual work, attracts clients and closes more sales.”
With so many tools out there, it can be tough to decide which is best for your travel business. That’s where MTech Academy comes in.
“MTech Academy will dive into these programs to show our agents how to boost profits by staying technologically relevant.”
— Andi Mysza, President of MTravel’s Hosting Services
“For years, MTravel has been fortunate to be able to employ an incredible in-house web development team and collaborate with the best technology companies in the industry,” said Mysza. “MTech Academy will dive into these programs to show our agents how to boost profits by staying technologically relevant.”
An Inclusive Learning Experience
The MTech Academy agenda includes sessions on affordable cloud-based business tools, effective travel booking tools, social media advertising, digital marketing technology and much more. A meet-and-greet cocktail party will allow attendees to mix with their peers, MTravel staff and preferred supplier partners, and one-on-one supplier workshops will supply agency-specific guidance to each student. As a special bonus, the first 30 MTech Academy registrants will be invited to an exclusive professional development session at Virtuoso’s headquarters in Ft. Worth, Texas.
A Push for More In-Person Professional Development
The new tech-focused event is only one of several live-and-in-person professional development programs recently introduced by MTravel. MTech Academy joins MTravel’s existing Annual Educational Conference, Regional Training Events and Jump Start LIVE! program, a new “how-to” workshop on the fundamentals of building a travel business, specially designed for agents who prefer hands-on learning.
“Personal relationships between a host agency and hosted agent thrive on face-to-face interaction,” said Mysza. “Nothing lays the foundation for success better than having peers, suppliers and a host agency team who know you and your business personally and care about your future. We cannot encourage our agents enough to attend our in-person events and see the difference for themselves.”
Registration Open Now
Registration for MTech Academy is open now to any MTravel affiliate. The special program includes all session materials, lunches and networking events. The inaugural event will take place June 2–4, 2017 in historic downtown Ft. Worth, Texas. Space is limited, so interested travel specialists should call MTravel at 800-870-5799 | [email protected] to learn how to attend today.