Preferred Supplier Spotlight: Sandy Stemen of Globus
Written by: Amanda on May 25, 2016
When we talk about the KHM Travel Family, we aren’t just referring to our agents and staff. Our suppliers are just as vital to our host agency, and in some cases, our team has had the pleasure of working with supplier representatives for as long as we’ve been a company!
Sandy Stemen, the Globus Family of Brands’ Business Development Manager for Ohio and Kentucky, has been a part of the KHM Travel family since the very beginning.
In fact, she’s known President Rick Zimmerman since he started KHM Travel back in 2005!
“It’s been great to see their business grow and watch their dreams of operating a successful and respected host agency become reality,” she says.
Sandy got her feet wet in the travel industry as a Cruise Director on a ship in the Caribbean. In 1987, she joined the Globus team as a tour director, and has been with the company since. With 29 years at Globus under her belt, it’s safe to say she is an expert in their brand and products!
Sandy enjoys being able to share all of this knowledge and experience to benefit our travel agents.
“I love the enthusiasm KHM agents have and admire their thirst for knowledge,” she adds.
Sandy knows that access to educational opportunities and ongoing trainings is a major reason why so many agents choose to work with host agencies like KHM Travel Group.
“KHM is very committed to offering training opportunities to their agents and genuinely care about the agents’ success,” Sandy says. “They focus on how to operate a small business from marketing, legalities, and networking.”
The Globus line is among the most diverse of our Preferred Suppliers, featuring guided and independent travel packages in destinations around the world. This might sound daunting, but Sandy advises agents to have confidence in themselves when selling, even if it’s to a place they’ve never personally visited.
“To do that, it’s necessary to put in the time needed to become familiar with all that we offer,” she says. “The easiest way to do that is to take our online specialist courses and explore our Travel Agent Portal.”
Thank you to Sandy for sharing a little more about yourself, and for your commitment to our agents!
Current KHM Travel Agents can learn more about everything offered by the Globus Family of Brands in their Travel Agent Portal.
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