Articles Categorized as "Travel Industry News"

Congrats to the 2016 KHM Travel Pinnacle and Basecamp Agents!

Written by: on January 19, 2017


  In 2011, KHM Travel Group launched the Pinnacle Elite Agent Program to recognize top-producing travel agents and offer them additional tools, opportunities and incentives. That year, there were 32 agents who hit $100,000 in commissionable sales and were welcomed into the Pinnacle group. In 2016, 275 KHM Travel Agents hit Pinnacle level, and more… Read the full article…

Setting Sail in 2017: Next Year’s New Cruise Ships

Written by: on December 29, 2016


  The rise in cruising’s popularity is leading to more ships and more itineraries from almost every major cruise line. With so many options, there are more reasons to cruise now than ever before. Here are some of the most anticipated new ships hitting the seas in 2017. Viking Cruises Viking is growing, and fast!… Read the full article…

KHM Travel Group’s 2016 Year in Review

Written by: on December 27, 2016


  KHM Travel’s 2016 was packed with fun FAMs, agent success stories, and quite a few industry awards. All of these numbers and highlights from our 2016 Year in Review would not have been possible without our staff, our suppliers, and most importantly, our dedicated, hard-working travel agents! Our travel agents rocked their sales this… Read the full article…

Rick’s Insights from the Carnival Executive Partner Advisory Board Meeting

Written by: on November 21, 2016


  Earlier this year, KHM Travel Group’s President and CEO Rick Zimmerman was named to Carnival Cruise Line’s Executive Partner Advisory Board. This month the advisory board, along with members of the cruise lines senior leadership and sales team, gathered in New York City for the board’s annual meeting. Carnival gave the 12 board members… Read the full article…

Geoff Cox Named KHM Travel Group’s Vice President of Sales

Written by: on November 08, 2016


  It is with great pleasure that KHM Travel Group announces the promotion of Geoff Cox to Vice President of Sales. When Geoff joined KHM Travel Group in 2011, he was no stranger to the travel industry. From 1993-2002, he worked as Business Development Manager and Key Account Manager at Royal Caribbean International. After his… Read the full article…

Q & A with Will Medina on MeWed’s Love Mexico Conference

Written by: on November 02, 2016


  Calling all romance travel agents — and especially destination wedding specialists — Love Mexico is coming up, December 5-8, 2016. This year’s Love Mexico conference, which will be held in Puerto Vallarta, will also feature a very familiar Master of Ceremonies. Our own Will Medina, LoveShack Vacations’ Business Development Manager, will be emceeing the… Read the full article…

4 of the Top Places to Travel for Scuba Divers

Written by: on October 18, 2016


Some travelers aren’t satisfied with just an ocean view. They want to explore coral reefs, shipwrecks and the vibrant, diverse ecosystems that inhabit our oceans. Today, scuba diving is a multi-billion dollar industry, and one of the world’s fastest-growing recreational sports. For a travel agent, divers represent a huge opportunity because they are motivated to… Read the full article…

Innovation Thrives at the ASTA Global Convention

Written by: on October 07, 2016


September 25th-28th, members of KHM Travel Group’s team joined travel agents, travel industry executives, and other industry experts and advocates at the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Global Convention. The conference, held in Reno, Nevada, emphasized the important role ASTA plays on both the political stage and in the business realm. KHM Travel Group’s… Read the full article…

KHM Agents Travel Forward Together at Delta Vacations University

Written by: on September 21, 2016


For the past 20+ years, MLT University has hosted one of the premier travel agent educational events in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year, the event underwent a change of name (to Delta Vacations University) and a change in location (to Atlanta). Despite the shake up, the conference remained a smoothly-run, highly valuable event for travel agents…. Read the full article…

Rick Zimmerman named to Carnival’s Executive Partner Advisory Board

Written by: on August 04, 2016


KHM Travel Group is excited to announce that our President and CEO Rick Zimmerman was named to Carnival Cruise Line’s 2016 Executive Partner Advisory Board. Rick joins 12 other leading travel executives on the board, which was created to offer feedback and share insight with Carnival’s senior sales leadership team. He says he was actually… Read the full article…