Andavo Travel Completes Annual Conference for Network of Travel Advisors
107 attendees gathered for AndavoMart 2017, host agency Andavo’s annual educational and networking event.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO (October 30, 2017) – Host travel agency Andavo Travel completed its 11th annual AndavoMart event with a total of107 attendees, held at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in Atlanta, GA from October 13-15, 2017.
Sixty-five travel advisors and Andavo employees from 15 states traveled to Atlanta, GA for the opportunity to network and receive one-on-one training from 42 of the world’s leading luxury travel suppliers including Marriott International Luxury Brands, Classic Vacations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Virtuoso, Abercrombie & Kent, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Belmond, and many more.
"My favorite part of AndavoMart is getting the Andavo family together, putting faces to new names in our network, and renewing relationships with our longer-term advisors. Plus it is exciting to see firsthand how motivated and dedicated our travel advisors are to succeeding,” said Kirsten Little, Vice President of Andavo Travel.
This year’s AndavoMart included an Advisory Council meeting, one-on-one training sessions with Andavo staff members, vendor-hosted meals/breaks, plus site inspections of the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta and the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. Additional agenda items included educational presentations, peer networking opportunities, and an expanded vendor fair. AndavoMart 2017 attendees even had the chance to visit Delta Air Lines’ world headquarters for a behind-the-scenes tour of their Operations/Customer Center, followed by a hosted dinner at the Delta Flight Museum.
"With each AndavoMart, we try to raise the bar and this event in Atlanta was no exception. The proximity to Delta’s headquarters and our preferred relationship with them afforded the incredible opportunity for our group to have that VIP tour of their Operations/Customer Center. Seeing our travel advisors be trained by industry experts and form relationships with each other, our key travel vendors, and the core Andavo support staff inspires us to keep offering our hosted agents more ways to grow their businesses," said Mike Cameron, CEO of Andavo Travel.
A slideshow of photos from AndavoMart 2017 can be viewed at https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6MwxnF.
Andavo Travel's next AndavoMart conference will take place from October 12-14, 2018.
About Andavo TravelAndavo Travel is one of the travel industry’s premier host travel agencies and a long-time member of Virtuoso. Andavo is the host agency division of Christopherson Andavo Travel, LP, which was purchased by Mike and Camille Cameron in 1990. Of Christopherson Andavo Travel’s 433 team members, the Andavo division accounts for approximately 130 hosted or employee advisors — either home-based throughout the country or in one of our four offices located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California; and Birmingham, Alabama. Christopherson Andavo Travel is currently #26 on the Travel Weekly’s Power List 2017 (a ranking of all major corporate and leisure travel agencies) and booked $606 million in travel in 2016. www.AndavoTravel.com