Travel Leaders to Use Theme “Your Company. Your Goals” to Focus on Agent Members

Plymouth, MN (July 17, 2013) — Travel Leaders Franchise Group ( today announced that noted author Bryan Dodge will serve as its keynote speaker at its 2013 Travel Leaders National Meeting, November 14-16, at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Dodge is a bestselling author, radio personality and accomplished motivational speaker who is set to inspire Travel Leaders members, along with their in-house agents and Independent Contractors (ICs), on how to maximize their full potential. Additionally, Travel Leaders is announcing that its theme for the National Meeting – “Your Company. Your Goals” – squarely focuses on each individual member to help achieve that potential.

“We’re thrilled that Bryan Dodge will provide our Travel Leaders members and their agents with a roadmap to their future through this year’s National Meeting keynote address,” stated Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Franchise Group. “Renowned as the author of several development programs including ‘How to Build a Better You,’ ‘How to Build a Complete Sales Person,’ and ‘How to Build a Purpose Guided Life’ – he will explain to our Travel Leaders agents how all these essential attributes are necessary in order to remain competitive in today’s marketplace, as well as to better excel at tapping into any unlocked potential they may not have realized they possess.”

Block also noted that the meeting theme selected for the 2013 Travel Leaders National Meeting – “Your Company. Your Goals” – was specifically selected to further emphasize the introspective focus that Dodge will offer Travel Leaders agents. In a message to Travel Leaders members, Block stated:

Just for a moment, let’s put away the lofty vision of our corporate direction from Headquarters and our high-level messages of growth and positioning. Instead let’s take this moment to turn the table and focus on the personal goals and objectives of each of you – your company and your goals.

Obviously, you don’t spend countless hours in your agencies working hard on behalf of your clientele simply to advance who we are here in Minneapolis. So we want to change the focus to what interests you and explain how Travel Leaders will help you achieve your goals. If your agency is hitting on all cylinders – along with the rest of our network – Travel Leaders can’t help but accelerate.

Your Company. Your Goals. That is the theme of the 2013 National Meeting scheduled for this November 14-16, in Atlanta. This year, it’s all about you. It’s also all about your agency and the agents working directly for your agency, along with any Independent Contractors (IC) you have working for you, too.

Since we’re planning to focus on you and everything you represent, I hope that you’ll make every effort to bring as many of your team to Atlanta as possible. To register, please go here.

Block added that in tandem with the 2013 Travel Leaders National Meeting theme, Travel Leaders will devote considerable time throughout its members’ three days in Atlanta to workshops for owners, managers, frontline agents and ICs to further sharpen their skills, business knowledge and expertise.

“We’re also very excited that we’ll be launching Travel Leaders’ Learning Lounge so that all attendees can better understand each of our proprietary programs and initiatives designed to help them surpass their business potential,” Block explained. “Travel Leaders members will be able to talk one-on-one with all our subject matter experts to more thoroughly understand, experience and implement all the major components of our award-winning branded programs and initiatives, as well as have fun with our team.”

Block said representatives from Travel Leaders programs will be on-hand for the Learning Lounge, including:

  • Agent Profiler
  • Corporate Technology
  • Destinations
  • Distinctive Voyages
  • Exclusive Cruise Values
  • Luxury Center of Excellence
  • Public Relations
  • Travel Leaders In-Country Partners
  • Travel Leaders Online
  • Travel Leaders Campaigns
  • Worldwide Hotel Program

Travel Leaders members are invited to register for the 2013 Travel Leaders National Meeting by going here. To learn how you can participate by becoming a Travel Leaders member, please call 800-234-8241. To find the Travel Leaders location nearest you, visit or call 800-335-TRIP (8747).

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Travel Leaders is transforming travel with a name that boldly embodies our commitment to our vacation and business travel clients via a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. As one of America’s top ten-ranked travel companies, Travel Leaders has assisted millions of travelers through our strong roots – the former Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates, TraveLeaders and Tzell Travel Group joined together in 2008 to form one of the industry’s fastest-growing and robust networks of travel agents. Travel Leaders Franchise Group can trace its beginnings to 1984 as the franchise system “Ask Mr. Foster Travel,” which itself was North America’s first travel agency chain established in 1888.