Andavo Travel Completes Annual Conference for Network of Travel Advisors
113 attendees gathered for AndavoMart 2018, host agency Andavo’s annual educational and networking event.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO (October 18, 2018) – Host travel agency Andavo Travel completed its 12th annual AndavoMart event with a total of 113 attendees (an increase of 6% from 2017), held at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA from October 12-14, 2018.
Fifty-seven travel advisors and Andavo employees from 17 states traveled to Southern California for the opportunity to network and receive one-on-one training from 49 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, a presentation by motivational speaker Neen James, vendor-hosted meals/breaks, plus a site inspection of the nearby Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA. Additional agenda items included educational presentations, peer networking opportunities, and an expanded vendor fair. AndavoMart 2018 attendees even had the chance to tool around Newport Bay in electric Duffy boats at sunset, followed by a hosted dinner at The Cannery Restaurant in Newport Beach.
"With each AndavoMart, we try to raise the bar and this event in Newport Beach was no exception. 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 2018 can be viewed at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmukt8qV.
Andavo Travel's next AndavoMart conference will take place in October 2019.
About Andavo Travel
Andavo 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 #24 on Travel Weekly’s Power List 2018 (a ranking of all major corporate and leisure travel agencies) and booked $614 million in travel in 2017. www.AndavoTravel.com