Montrose Travel Revs up for the New Year with their Annual Education Conference
This article is sponsored by Montrose Travel, a top 5 host agency.
Montrose Travel is gearing up for their fourth Annual Educational Conference for their MTravel.com hosted affiliates. This year, the Top 5 host is enjoying its largest turn-out ever, doubling both the number of preferred supplier partners and independent travel professionals in attendance from the prior year.
The conference will take place this November 1st – 5th in Orlando, FL at the Buena Vista Palace Resort and Spa, just a stone’s throw from Downtown Disney. Their revved up agenda includes expert training sessions on relevant topics such as:
- Best marketing practices to drive real results
- Developing your luxury travel knowledgeto gain higher-end clientele
- How to beat the internet
- … and more
With 100% participation from Montrose Travel’s key preferred suppliers, independent agents affiliated with the host will also enjoy multiple opportunities to network with one another and with suppliers through an exciting variety of planned and optional activities. With the entire agenda especially designed around the needs, interests and requests of their independent contractors, Montrose Travel’s 2012 Annual Educational Conference is slated to be the best one to date.
An Event Tailored to Montrose Travel Professionals
This year, the entire MTravel.com core business development team and sales support team is attending the conference, and with a larger staff means more open ears. Andi Mysza, President of MTravel.com, describes the team’s ethic behind planning the event: “Every year, we survey our independent travel professionals to get their take on what they’d like to see on our agenda. From there, we build our conference content around their feedback. The whole event is completely customized to what our agents want and need.”Connecting the Montrose Family
Fostering a sense of community is also a high priority to the team at Montrose Travel. “The goal of the conference is not only to educate, but to develop a true connection to your peers, our BDMs and Montrose Travel” says Debbie Herroz, Sales Support/Business Development. “Independent agents can sometimes feel isolated from the rest of the travel industry at large – it’s crucial that they understand their value as a travel professional as well as a member of the Montrose Travel family.”
Educational Opportunities Abound
With these objectives in mind, the team has developed a jam-packed itinerary to deliver a well-rounded event for their agents. Attendees will benefit from general educational sessions as well as their choice of three ‘learning burst’ electives each day according to their experience level.
Practical advice will also be gained through the new ‘Show and Share’ session, with each agent providing their knowledge on the best practices that have worked for their business. The ‘Tech Lab’ will be an open classroom for agents to meet with the team and target key weaknesses in their technological knowledge. Montrose Travel has also arranged for three special ship inspections of Royal Caribbean, Disney and Carnival vessels to gain pertinent product knowledge and earn credits towards CLIA designations.
Finally, numerous roundtable discussions, festive game nights, small group dining and one-on-one sessions with the suppliers of their choice are just a few of the ways attendees will be able to connect with vendor reps to discuss their business.
Join the Montrose Team
Montrose Travel’s Annual Educational Conference has become one of the most valuable events the host offers its agents as they strive to develop the best hosting service in the industry. With attendance on the rise and an ever-improving agenda for each successive year, Montrose Travel is confident that their agents will return home with new friends, new ideas, and a rejuvenated plan of attack to jump start their business. For more information on this event or to learn more about the Montrose Travel family, please call 800-870-5799 or contact Emily Peters at [email protected] www.mtravel.com