“Nexion Veterans in Travel” Scholarship Program Helps Canadian Veterans Become Business Owners

Program provides free tuition for veterans who wish to become independent travel consultants

LONDON, ONT. (May 13, 2019) – Nexion Travel Group-Canada, the travel industry’s premier host travel agency, has announced the addition of a program for military veterans that provides scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition for training to become an independent travel advisor.

For people with an entrepreneurial bent, becoming an independent travel professional is a great way to own your own business with a minimum of overhead. It also makes use of skills that military veterans have developed, such as attention to detail, international experience, flexibility and problem-solving skills.

– Nexion Travel Group-Canada President Mike Foster

This program launched in the United States in 2018 and has had great success with teaching U.S. military veterans the knowledge and skills to open their own travel agency.

“It is incredibly exciting to bring Nexion Veterans in Travel to Canada,” said Mike Foster, President of Nexion Travel Group-Canada. “We have seen its success and are eager to support Canadian veterans in this venture.”

Recipients of the Nexion Veterans in Travel scholarships will attend the award-winning, multi-course Travel Leaders of Tomorrow Virtual Campus training program featuring highly experienced instructors, comprehensive online courses, weekly live instruction in a small study group and guidance in preparing a business plan for their future travel agency. Tuition for the full program normally costs $2,000, but with Nexion Veterans in Travel, participants will only pay the cost of textbooks. Nexion Travel Group-Canada and Travel Leaders of Tomorrow are both part of Travel Leaders Group, one of North America’s largest travel agency companies.

“The travel agent profession is a thriving and exciting profession,” Foster commented.  “It’s an occupation that offers tremendous flexibility and financial rewards. For people with an entrepreneurial bent, becoming an independent travel professional is a great way to own your own business with a minimum of overhead. It also makes use of skills that military veterans have developed, such as attention to detail, international experience, flexibility and problem-solving skills. Nexion Travel Group-Canada is proud to offer this opportunity to those who have served Canada.”

Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion Travel Group, stated, “We are very excited about this opportunity to help Canadian veterans launch an enjoyable and successful new career and to further foster our efforts to give back to our communities and make a positive impact on people’s lives. We encourage others in the travel community to join us in developing employment opportunities for those who have served.”

Foster emphasized that those applying to Nexion Veterans in Travel don’t need to have prior travel agency experience. “What the Travel Leaders of Tomorrow curriculum does is teach participants the business skills necessary to become a travel advisor, and helps them set up a business and marketing plan for their travel agency.”

Independent travel consultants who join the Nexion Travel Group host agency network receive a wide range of benefits and services including ticketing, operations and fulfillment support, along with technology, marketing and continuing education.

To learn more about becoming a Nexion Travel Group member travel agent, call 866-399-9989 or email sales@nexioncanada.com.

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To inquire about membership, please email sales@nexioncanada.com.
For more information about Nexion Travel Group visit: join.nexioncanada.com.

Nexion Travel Group
Nexion® Travel Group is a fully accredited host agency, offering membership to independent travel professionals since 1995. As part of Travel Leaders Group, Nexion Travel Group provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support. Nexion Travel Group is the complete host agency for multi-agent agencies, corporate agencies, experienced agents and those new to the industry.