Saturday, June 9th

Insiders' Scoop from some of our TOP Preferred Partners

Attend these informative and lively meetings and learn what’s new and trending with some of our top partners. These 30 minutes sessions will allow you to network and learn about the newest and most profitable products and services and it will give you a chance to get the inside scoop on their newest and greatest programs! Be the best informed travel professional before we even kick off!

 

7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration/Information Opens



7:45 am - 8:45 am Breakfast

Sponsored by Globus Family of Brands



8:45 am - 10:45 am General Session

Sponsored by Delta Vacations, Holland America Line, Travel Impressions, & Princess Cruise Line

 

Opening Remarks
Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Icon

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

Tour Leadership Panel - Trends in Land Vacations
Frank DeMarinis, President, TravelBrands Canada; Jenny Ho, President, Delta Vacations; Scott Nesbit, President, Globus Family of Brands; Melissa de Silva, President, Trafalgar; Scott Wiseman, President, Travel Impressions

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

Keynote Speaker: Melissa de Silva, Trafalgar Tours
Melissa de Silva, President, Trafalgar

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Workshops


11:00 am - 11:30 am Workshop Session ONE

 

TECH: Client Base - Building and Segmenting a Database
Sabre; Yolanda Speringo, Director, CRM/Database

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

SALES: Growing your Bridal Sales
Jennifer Donscez, VIP Vacations

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

CORPORATE: Strategic Meetings Management
Session Details Coming Soon!

 

OWNERS: Contracting ICs
Mark Pestronk

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Workshop Session TWO

 

TECH: Essential Social Media Strategies
Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Icon

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

SALES: Selling with OnLocation
Claire Bidlingmaier, Senior Director, Supplier Relations

OnLocation is your opportunity to become a local expert, globally. Learn how to work with our preferred DMC’s to design and create personalized experiences for your clients that will bring them value, superb customer service and unique experiences while assisting you in building loyalty and will boost your revenues with each opportunity.

 

Business Travel Basics
Mark Altman, South Park Associates

Business Travel in the United States will exceed 350 billion dollars in 2018. Are you getting your fair share of this ever expanding market? In this session we will provide an overview of the global business travel marketplace and discuss the products, services and skills you will need to succeed as you expand your business travel portfolio.

 

OWNER: Sunsetting
Mark Pestronk

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

Sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line

 

2:00 pm - 4:45 pm Workshops

 

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Workshop Session THREE

 

TECH: Life in the Xpress Lane
Brian Burney, Senior VP, Operations; Jeff Brisnahan, Application Developer/DBA, Agent24

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

SALES: Selling Groups
Travel Insured

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

CORPORATE: Earn More With Hotels
Cynthia Kropp, Director, Agency Hotel Sales; Joe Winheim, Vice President, Travel Tix

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

OWNER: Mitigating Credit Card Risk
ARC

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2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Workshop Session FOUR

 

TECH: Building Leads Online / OXP
Ryan McElroy, CEO, Travel Agency Tribes & The Travel Valet; Christine Vincent, Business Technology Manager, TRAVELSAVERS Canada - Toronto and Quebec

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

SALES: Selling Against Fear
ASTA

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

CORPORATE: Business Travel Basics
Mark Altman, South Park Associates

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

Fraudsters Target Agents Every Day. Are You Ready?
Doug Nass, Manager of Risk Management, Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)

Fraudsters are manipulative and can do immense damage to a travel agency. Do you know how to spot the red flags of potential fraud?   Learn the latest schemes fraudsters are using as well as Best Practices, and the free online tools you can use to validate customer information.

 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Workshop Session FIVE

 

TECH: Social Media Best  Practices
Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Icon

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

SALES: Meet the Media
TMR

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

Business Travel Technology - Earning More Profit Through Automation
Stacey MarkDirector of Sales for Travel Partnerships and Strategic Accounts, Grasp Technologies

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

OWNER: Earn More With Hotels
Cynthia Kropp, Director, Agency Hotel Sales; Joe Winheim, Vice President, Travel Tix

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Workshop Session SIX

 

SALES: Think Big with Digital Marketing
Ryan McElroy, CEO, Travel Agency Tribes & The Travel Valet; Malia Vrooman, VP, Creative Services

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

SALES: Cause Marketing
Tourism Cares

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

OWNER: HR Best Practices
Steve Philips, Senior Business Analyst

Session Details Coming Soon!

 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Elite Reception



7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Gala Awards Dinner

Sponsored by Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, & Travel Impressions

As we look forward to celebrating our achievements at next year’s Travel Market Conference, we look forward to continuing our combined success story for many years to come

Mike Wiersema VP National Accounts for Viking Cruises

Thanks to Our Sponsors

For more information, please contact our Business Development Team

TRAVELSAVERS US

Mary Lee DeFranco
1.800.366.9895 Ext. 5108

Jill Dickie
1.800.366.9895 Ext. 5107

Lisa Kortje
888-682-6380

Sarah-Jane Pieri
1.800.366.9895 Ext. 5104

TRAVELSAVERS ELITE (US)

Steve Phillips
1.800.366.9895 Ext. 5105

TRAVELSAVERS Canada

Elizabeth Grundon
866-231-0579
(Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island)  

Lisa Kortje
888-682-6380
(British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North West Territories, Yukon)

Michelle Grenier
866-231-0579
Quebec

NEST

Rosemary Sarkis
888.245.6378 Ext. 3007

Wayne Spector
888.245.6378 Ext. 2351

TWIN

David Thorne
516-624-0500 Ext. 5072