Nexion’s new, local networking groups launched in four cities; more groups beginning in the second quarter of 2016.
Irving, TX (April 22, 2016) – Today, Nexion® – the travel industry’s premier host travel agency – officially announced the successful launch of Nexion Networks, which are formalized, local networking groups for Nexion travel agents. The first four local groups launched March 17 in the following cities: Austin, Texas; Baton Rouge/New Orleans, Louisiana; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; and Orlando/Tampa, Florida. More than a dozen additional local groups are scheduled to be added by July. The Nexion Networks locations each represent an area with a highly engaged concentration of Nexion travel agents.
“Consistently, we see that Nexion agents place a high value on personal connections, ranging from their clients to one another. It’s part of what makes them so successful,” said Nexion President Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE. “While we successfully relaunched NexionTown—our online social networking community—earlier this year, there is so much to be gained from in-person interactions and networking, as well. We will be supporting the efforts of the Nexion Networks in a variety of ways, but the power is really in the hands of our agents locally.”
“The energy at our first local meetings was electric; it’s incredibly rewarding to provide resources for so many talented and motivated professionals. There is no doubt in my mind that Nexion agents will take the resources and support Nexion staff provide and run with it, making Nexion Networks an integral part of growing their business.”
— Cris De Souza, Nexion’s VP of Sales & Marketing
Each Nexion Network will be led by Nexion travel agents. Once formed, each group will appoint a leader to work with Nexion staff, organize events and increase membership. One of the primary goals is for each Nexion Network to take advantage of its affiliation with Nexion and its supplier partners while utilizing those relationships to facilitate speakers and networking opportunities. Ultimately, participating Nexion agents will gain valuable connections and enhanced relationships that will greatly benefit their businesses.
“Often Nexion agents operate independently or as part of a small agency, making these in-person networking opportunities all the more valuable,” said Cris De Souza, Nexion Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The energy at our first local meetings was electric; it’s incredibly rewarding to provide resources for so many talented and motivated professionals. There is no doubt in my mind that Nexion agents will take the resources and support Nexion staff provide and run with it, making Nexion Networks an integral part of growing their business.”
“There are two Nexion Networks components that agents are really excited about—an opportunity to socialize with each other and a chance to collaborate on ways to grow each of their businesses,” said Bill Braxdale, Nexion Network, Dallas Leader and owner of Braxdale Travel in Southlake, Texas. “None of us are as smart as all of us; the collective collaboration, innovation and motivation of Nexion members make Nexion Networks truly special. My hope is that as our network grows and agents become more comfortable asking each other for advice and help, so all of our businesses can reach new levels of success.”
Travel professionals interested in learning more about how to succeed as a professional business owner, backed by Nexion’s many great benefits are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email [email protected].