A HUGE WEEK AT THE TRAVEL AGENT FORUM IN LAS VEGAS
Today we wrapped a very exciting week as the show sponsor of the Travel Agent Forum in Las Vegas! We met hundreds of agents during the forum, and we welcomed many new agents into the CCRA family.
The week kicked off with a two part session on how to build a successful agency. Maggie Fischer, our Vice President of Marketing & Events, had a room packed of travel agents, who wanted to hear what our experienced panel had to say about branding your agency and using social media effectively to run a successful home based travel agency.
That night, the CCRA FirstNight event was on the High Roller. There were over 300 agents who came to our event to network with our suppliers. It was a night full of VIP’s, and we couldn’t have asked for a better event to start the week.
Monday was a day dedicated to education. CCRA’s Margie Jordan held workshops that helped agents see the value in and how to use social media. Travel agents learned how to use blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in a more beneficial way.
Tuesday morning started with the General Session where we awarded two fantastic directors for their hard work: Hema Khan, our Northeast Regional Director and Southern New Jersey Chapter Director, and Micky Dixon, San Antonio, Texas Chapter Director. We wouldn't be where we are today with membership if it wasn't for our directors.
That afternoon and Wednesday morning were exhibit days. Everyone was so excited to hit the trade show floor, and we were thrilled to open the CCRA Platinum Partner Pavilion. We welcomed 12 suppliers into the pavilion, and welcomed hundreds of agents. It was a great day watching our suppliers and travel agents connect. Many used our Supplier Lounge, where they could sit down together and talk about travel. It was great to see so many new agent faces, and we are excited to welcome the many, many new CCRA agent members that joined us this week.
We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout. And we would like to especially thank the team at the Travel Show Marketing Group – Jim Cloonan, Eric Cooper, Scott Comacho, John Pontius, Lisa Marshall, and the rest of the TSMG team. We could not have had the success we did this week at their forum without all of their hard work.
A Special Thank You to Our Directors!
We had a great turnout of directors that attended the Travel Agent Forum and our lunch on Monday, March 21. We couldn't do this without you all.