05 Jul Nexion Holds Highly Successful Corporate CoNexions Event in Seattle
Multi-day symposium, attended by top corporate travel sellers, focused exclusively on business travel
IRVING, TX (July 5, 2018) –Nexion, the leading host agency for travel professionals, invited its top corporate travel sellers to Corporate CoNexions, a multi-day learning symposium held recently that focused exclusively on business travel. Over two and a half days, Nexion members were exposed to various tactics and trends in corporate travel and sharpened their business skills. Corporate CoNexions, now in its fourth year, was made possible in part by the Founding Sponsorship of Enterprise Holdings.
The event is open by invitation only, and all participants are required to have sold at least $150,000 in corporate air during the past year.
“People travel for business frequently and experienced travel agents have the skills to make business travel seamless for their clients,” said Robbi Hamida, Senior Vice President, Agency Operations of Nexion. “Becoming fluent in the skills of booking corporate travel, and keeping those skills fresh, are important for any travel agent in this profitable niche. Corporate CoNexions is a chance to give these members highly focused content that lets them put those skills to use immediately in their businesses.”
Corporate CoNexions featured a trade show, supplier partner presentations, new business travel product showcases, panel discussions and hotel and ticketing updates. Additionally, participants were able to visit several luxury Seattle hotels for site inspections and food tastings, including the Thompson Hotel, the Fairmont Olympic and Loews Hotel 1000. Attendees toured guest rooms and public spaces and heard from each hotel about the amenities and services they offer to business travelers.
Nexion members attending the event echoed the sentiment that Corporate CoNexions was time well spent: “I have attended all four Corporate CoNexions,” said Mike Edic, owner of Pioneer Travel. “Even though I’ve been a corporate travel agent for 24 years, I always manage to learn new things at Corporate CoNexions to help me with my business. It’s a key part of my strategy to be able to offer the best service to my corporate clients, and improve my travel agency’s profitability.”
“This group of travel agents does a lot of business,” commented Hamida. “The attendees at Corporate CoNexions sell over a quarter of all air sold at Nexion. They have specific things they want to learn about, and we are happy to help give them what they need to continue their success.”
Other sponsors were Leading Edge sponsors Travel Insured International, LaQuinta Inns & Suites, Chubb, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, and Wingtip sponsors were Hahn Air, Choice, Carey International, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotel Group, LATAM Airline Group, Loews Hotel 1000, Qatar Airways, Thompson Hotel and Travelport.
All travel professionals interested in learning how to succeed as a professional business owner, backed by Nexion’s many great benefits, are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nexion® is a fully accredited host agency, offering membership to independent travel professionals since 1995. As part of Travel Leaders Group, Nexion provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support. Nexion is the complete host agency for multi-agent agencies, corporate agencies, experienced agents and those new to the industry.
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