Training & Fun Go Hand-in-Hand at OSSN Travel Agent Forum
Written by: Amanda Bailey on July 07, 2015
Las Vegas has a reputation for being America’s “Sin City,” but it’s also one of the most popular destinations for networking and professional conferences. And in the travel industry, business and fun go hand-in-hand!
KHM Travel Group got a taste of both at the OSSN Home Based Travel Agent Forum, held June 21-24 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. President/CEO Rick Zimmerman joined 25 of our independent travel agents at this key industry event.
Our agents had many options each day to learn about products from travel suppliers, as well as other companies offering products to help market and organize their businesses.
One KHM Travel agent, Barbara, commented that there was, “terrific information from top cruise providers telling us how to increase our cruise sales.”
KHM Travel welcomed current and potential travel agents from around the country to our booth at the trade show on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“There were so many people there, both new and experienced agents, just looking for more information on the travel industry,” says Supplier Relations Director Lisa Morris. “It was great to get to meet with them face-to-face and answer questions.”
Rick and Lisa also participated in a round robin-style Technology and Business Services discussion on Monday. They spent a few minutes talking about host agencies with a rotating group of about eight attendees. They got to chat with almost 100 agents in this short period of time!
On Tuesday, the first day of the trade show, our group generated a bit of buzz wearing our exclusive “I’m a Travel Agent” t-shirts.
Of course, they didn’t forget to live it up a little! Between a welcome cocktail hour reception in the Champagne Ballroom at the Paris Hotel, and a pool party on the luxurious deck of the Azure pool at the Venetian, our agents and staff experienced the grandeur of Vegas. Two of our agents even won prizes from vendors, including a three-night stay at a Hard Rock Hotel!
The agents who attended were thrilled with the learning opportunities, and with the chance to connect with the fellow agents. It’s the perfect place to build your business knowledge and make lasting memories with peers!
KHM Travel Group is also participating in the Fall Home Based Travel Agent Forum in Tampa, which is October 28-30, 2015. For more information on this and other industry events we’ll be attending, check out our event site, Travel Agent Meeting.