Why Do KHM Travel Agents Attend the Crystal Conference?
Written by: Sydney Crago on November 06, 2018
The annual Crystal Conference is our biggest event of the year! KHM Travel Group Agents come together from across the country to set sail on an adventure, during which they will gain new insights by meeting with travel suppliers, exploring a new destination, and networking with their fellow KHM Travel Agents. For many of our agents, it is a “can’t miss” event, and we asked a few Crystal Conference veterans to explain why.
“If you are not registered, and thinking, “Why should I go? It’s so expensive. I don’t sell cruises. I’m not winning anything.” Well, I had several of those thoughts 3 years ago. I didn’t want to go. I didn’t really sell Carnival. I didn’t think I was going to win anything, and well, I wanted to save my time away from my family for something that was really going to impact my business.
Well, let me say, I’m so glad I went. I did come home a winner! Not with a Crystal Award, but full of energy for my business, full of relationships that helped me move forward to grow my business, and full of knowledge that didn’t know I needed. GO, GO, GO!”
-Emily M., New Jersey
“I attend the Crystal Conference and Awards year after year, so I am able to keep up with the latest information and any changes with our suppliers. I feel it’s very important to have a close relationship with our suppliers, and the Crystal Conference gives me a chance to have face-to-face contact with them.
This event means so much to me. It also allows me to catch up with all my travel agent friends and see them once a year. We all have such busy lives and this trip allows me to continue to grow the friendships that have come to be because of KHM Travel Group and the Crystal Conference. They mean the world to me.”
-Suzanne B., Nevada
“I am a big fan of the Crystal Cruise! I know it’s a big time and monetary investment — but the benefits are priceless! Making connections with our suppliers, KHM Travel Group team members and the other KHM Travel Agents are the biggest benefits for me. Having that face-to-face time really can’t compare to webinars or phone calls. This investment in your business makes you stand out to our suppliers.
I have personally found that these trips have helped spark new marketing ideas and really re-energized and re-focused my business. It’s a good way to start out the year! Plus — the personal experience of the cruise ships and/or resorts and the training is a great addition. Don’t think of this cruise as a vacation — because it is not. You work hard and put in long hours but the rewards can be HUGE!”
-Kelly M., Pennsylvania
“To me, the Crystal Conference and Awards is all about spending quality time with my fellow agents, BDMs, and KHM Travel team. I always learn so much from everyone on board, and the personal connections I have made at past events are priceless. The past two times I’ve attended the Crystal Conference I’ve left inspired and excited about my business.
I’m also really looking forward to sailing with Princess for the first time and to experience Cabo, which I’ve never visited.I think agents who want to take their business to the next level will want to attend the Crystal Conference. The opportunities to learn and grow are limitless.”
-Heather C., New Jersey
We are so excited to sail to Cabo San Lucas with our agents this upcoming February on the Ruby Princess! For the KHM Travel Group Team, the Crystal Conference is all about getting to know our agents, helping them see the potential in their businesses, and giving them to tools to reach their goals!
KHM Travel Agents can still register for this incredible event until November 30, 2018 at TravelAgentMeeting.com.
If you are not yet a KHM Travel Agent but are interested to learn more about becoming a travel agent, you can fill out the form to the right to receive more information or give us a call at 1-888-611-1220. We are always happy to answer any questions you have about starting and growing your travel business.