Our Live Education and Professional Development Events for Travel Agents
Travel is an ever-changing industry and for some people, hands-on learning is the best way to immerse themselves in their new travel agent career. KHM Travel Group hosts several different educational and professional development opportunities to complement our online learning courses and webinars. These travel agent events are designed specifically for our agents, and each one offers different courses and different takeaways for travel agents.
Our goal is to offer events for travel agents at every stage of their business, and we are continuously enhancing our lineup of events. Learn more about our live events in the video below, featuring Marie, who is now our Lead Group Business Specialist.
Boot Camp provides new agents and those looking to re-invest in their business with hands-on learning. The schedule for this event is designed to ensure you receive the personal attention and direction you need to kickstart your business. These four-day events are held several times a year in Ohio and are limited to 50 agents.
These four days are packed with the practical information agents need to know to set a solid foundation for their business. Even more importantly, they have the chance to build rapport with the KHM Travel Group staff and other independent travel agents. We want you to leave Boot Camp with the knowledge to get you excited about your business, and get you prepared to start booking your clients’ dream vacations.
Boot Camp 2.0
Are you ready to take the next steps in your travel business? Have you established your business and started to develop your sales? Then Boot Camp 2.0 is the event for you!
This educational event for KHM Travel Agents is designed to help more experienced agents gain knowledge and confidence of new markets, destinations, and products. Boot Camp 2.0 covers destinations like Hawaii and Europe in-depth, and it also introduces agents to business growth models to help them determine which path is right for them. We welcome agents who have previously attended Boot Camp and who have reached $5,000 in paid commission within the calendar year (our Basecamp level) to apply for Boot Camp 2.0.
The Luxury Symposium is new for 2020, and it was developed for KHM Travel Agents who are ready to understand the luxury travel market and offer a luxury product to their clientele with confidence. This event is the first of its kind for KHM Travel Group, bringing luxury-focused speakers and suppliers together from across the travel industry.
We welcome KHM Travel Group agents in the top three tiers of our Pinnacle program to apply for The Luxury Symposium.
Crystal Conference and Awards
KHM Travel Group’s premier travel agent event each year is our Crystal Conference and Awards, in which we bring together our agents, suppliers, and staff to celebrate our accomplishments of the previous year, and keep the momentum going for the year ahead! Check out our recap from our most recent Crystal Conference event on the Ruby Princess below!
Destination Success Conference & Trade Show
At Destination Success, we bring together some of the industry’s leading suppliers to provide product and sales seminars exclusively for KHM Travel Group Agents. Destination Success offers agents the chance to expand their range and knowledge of suppliers with KHM Travel-exclusive presentations and round-table discussions.
Members of the KHM Travel Group Staff also present special marketing and social media workshops to help you grow your business. There’s plenty of time to socialize, network with fellow agents and KHM Travel Group staff, and get feedback and tips to better run your business. Due to the timing of the 2020 Crystal Conference & Awards, we will not be hosting Destination Success this year but it will return in the coming years!
KHM Travel Group knows that travel agents love to travel themselves and that experiencing a destination is the best way to sell it to your clients. That’s why we offer learning opportunities called FAM (familiarization) trips. FAMs are discounted trips offered in partnership with our Preferred Suppliers. Because of our strong relationships with suppliers, we frequently offer FAM trips to our agents.
These working trips are designed to give you first-hand experience of multiple resorts and destinations, and give you the education and confidence to return home excited and ready to make bookings. They are also about having fun and networking with other home-based travel agents just like you! You can learn more about FAM trips here, and if you’re headed on your first FAM trip, we also shared our tips for making the most of it here.
Seminars at Sea
Not all agents specialize in land-based trips. Many agents specialize in cruises or want to start selling cruises. These FAM trips are known as Seminars at Sea. These educational trips allow you to experience being at sea, visit multiple destinations and of course, take part in cruise-specific learning sessions.
If you have questions about any of our events or educational programs, don’t hesitate to contact our Membership Team at 1-888-611-1220.