KHM Travel’s Live Travel Agent Education Events: A Comparison

Written by: Amanda Bailey on April 18, 2016

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KHM Travel Group prides itself on offering the best live training events for travel agents. We are constantly trying to improve and expand upon our educational offerings.

The main training events held by KHM Travel Group staff are Boot Camp and Destination Success. We often get questions from agents like, “Which event is right for my business right now?” and “What can I expect from this training?”

If you are considering a live training, this quick guide will help you determine which event is right for you, depending on your current business needs and goals. We hope to welcome each of our agents to a live training event soon!

Boot Camp

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How often is it offered?

Boot Camp is offered between 4 and 6 times per year at our corporate office.

How many days is the event?

Three days, beginning on Wednesday and going through Friday afternoon.

Who is it designed for?

Boot Camp is ideal for new travel agents, whether they just got started in the travel business or whether they have experience, but are new to KHM Travel. It’s also the perfect way for those that have been working part-time at their businesses get the immersive training they need to transition to full-time agents.

What is the maximum number of attendees?

40 agents.

What all is included?

Included in the cost of Boot Camp are three full days of business-centric training with our staff of industry veterans. It includes training materials, free shuttle service from the host hotel, and all meals, snacks and refreshments while attendees are at our office. Boot Camp attendees also gain access to their own Portal page with copies of each presentation as well as five follow-up webinars to check on progress.

What is the training focus?

Boot Camp’s focus is giving agents everything they need to establish a solid foundation for their business. We cover a lot of ground, including developing a business mindset, building a brand, choosing suppliers, working in our booking engine and myTravelCRM, an introduction to social media marketing, how to close a sale and compliance.

What will attendees walk away with?

Our goal is for attendees to walk away with the right tools, practical knowledge and confidence to grow their travel businesses. Prior to leaving, our training team discusses the next steps, including what agents should do when they get home. On top of that, we hope that agents leave feeling more connected to the KHM Travel network, including the staff and their fellow attendees. For many Boot Camp attendees, this event is the first time they actually get to meet other agents face-to-face!

How can agents get more information and register?

Visit the Boot Camp page on TravelAgentMeeting.com to get more information, see testimonials from previous attendees and find out how to register.

Destination Success

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How often is it offered?

Destination Success is usually offered twice a year, in the spring and the fall. In 2016, we are revamping the content and format, and will be re-introducing this improved event in October.

How many days is the event?

Four days, beginning on Tuesday and going through Friday afternoon.

Who is it designed for?

All active agents that have completed their New Agent Training and passed the Final Assessment test are welcome to attend Destination Success. The event is appropriate for both new and experienced agents looking to continue their education and improve their network of connections.

What is the maximum number of attendees?

80 agents.

What all is included?

Agent receive four days of skill-building sessions and unique business trainings focused on building your personal brand. We also bring in speakers from our Preferred Supplier partners to share their wealth of knowledge in helping agents sell their products. Sometimes, they even bring a few surprises with them! In the past, a few lucky attendees have also won prizes given away from our suppliers – even free cruises! Meals, snacks and refreshments are included, as is shuttle service from the host hotel.

What is the training focus?

Destination Success is one of the best opportunities our agents have to learn how to build their brands. Here we offer beneficial courses that are harder to come by in the travel industry. The chance to meet face-to-face and network with a variety of suppliers is also invaluable. Topics from the KHM Travel staff include developing a business mindset, building rapport with clients, expanding your lead tree and more advanced social media marketing.

What will attendees walk away with?

Destination Success is a very sales and branding-oriented conference. We want attendees to walk away armed with the latest and greatest resources, tools and travel knowledge they can use to grow their businesses. This means having an understanding of how to sell supplier brands, and more importantly how to sell the most important brand – yourself!

How can agents get more information and register?

Visit the Destination Success page on TravelAgentMeeting.com for more info and to register!

Don’t forget, our Regional Development Coordinators also set up training events around the country several times a year. For more information about any of our travel agent training sessions, industry events, regional trainings and FAM trips, visit www.travelagentmeeting.com.

For more information on how to start your own home-based travel agency, fill out the form on the right or call 1-888-611-1220.