KHM Travel Agents Elevate Their Careers at Destination Success

Written by: on May 19, 2015

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As many previous attendees will tell you, KHM Travel Group’s Destination Success is more than just a live training event. It’s an investment in your business, and in yourself!

Last week, more than 50 KHM Travel Group agents and 20 travel suppliers gathered at our corporate office in Brunswick, Ohio for the first Destination Success of 2015. This is our third year hosting this four-day training and networking event, and the enthusiasm for it continues to grow!

Agents chatting with our travel suppliers at one of our trade shows

Agents chatting with our travel suppliers at one of our trade shows

Destination Success kicked off on Wednesday morning with welcoming remarks from KHM Travel’s staff. The first speaker, Agency Director Burt Kramer, got the group excited to learn and grow their travel businesses. Agents also had the opportunity to share what inspired them to become a travel agent and what they love about their profession. 

Over the next four days, attendees engaged in product seminars from Funjet Vacations, Carnival, Disney, Globus, and more. Thursday and Friday morning, our agents made connections with individual supplier representatives at our in-house trade shows.

Skill building sessions lead by our staff were focused on marketing, compliance, and other vital aspects of running a travel business.

“The training from the suppliers was wonderful and they provided so much information about their specific travel areas,” says Lynn Boor, a current agent from Pennsylvania. “The KHM staff is supportive, knowledgeable and a valued asset in helping us all take our business to whatever level [we] want it to be.”

On top of training, our agents also had the chance to win giveaways from our travel suppliers. Prizes included resort stays, t-shirts, goodie bags and even a 9-day Carnival Journeys cruise!

Olivia, the big winner of a Journeys cruise, with Kirk, Chris and Mike from Carnival

Olivia and her husband, the winners of a Journeys cruise, with Kirk, Chris and Mike from Carnival

The big cruise giveaway was announced during a “fireside chat” with Carnival’s Mike Julius, Senior Managing Director of US Trade Sales and Kirk Neal, Divisional Vice President. One lucky agent, Olivia of Love to Travel, was chosen at random and won the special Carnival Cruise.

The excitement continued Friday night at our Murder Mystery dinner, “Malice in Wonderland.” Our agents and staff enjoyed playing detective during several hours of madcap comedy as the mystery unfolded right before our eyes.

Through Destination Success, agents have time to socialize and build connections with fellow agents. In fact, reuniting with peers is one of the reasons that Destination Success participants keep coming back year after year.

“I met so many amazing agents and created friendships. We can’t wait to go on some FAMs,” says Erin Schwein of Avon, IN. “My confidence grew at Destination Success. And I know that I am certainly not alone.”

We hope all of the Destination Success attendees feel more connected to their fellow agents, suppliers and the KHM Travel staff after the event. And we would like to thank you for your energy and for commitment to your businesses!

KHM Travel Agents mingling between training sessions

KHM Travel Agents mingling between training sessions

We would also like to extend a huge thank-you to Sandy and the entire staff of Mrs. C’s Catering. They prepare the delicious meals throughout our live training events, and for our staff on a regular basis. Their hard work keeps our agents happily fed and fueled for these four jam-packed days, and we sincerely appreciate it!

KHM Travel Group has more live training events coming up this year, and registration is still open! We look forward to seeing you here soon for future Boot Camp and Destination Success sessions! For more pictures and updates from KHM Travel’s live training events and FAMs, check out our Facebook page.

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