WHY IT RATES: The host agency is planning its third annual summit next March in the form of an exclusive charter on the Seabourn Ovation. – Lacey Pfalz, Associate Editor, TravelPulse
Following the success of last year’s Summit, where 206 advisors and suppliers came together, Travel Experts, one of the leading host agencies, plans its Summit 3 to take place March 25-30 as a charter exclusive aboard the Seabourn Ovation round trip from Barbados.
“Last year’s conference was held on a pair of luxury Scenic Cruises ships cruising the Rhine and our suppliers and advisors described it as ‘a meeting that exceeded expectations’, so we decided that another cruise ship would be the most suitable location,” said Sharon Fake, chief operating officer at Travel Experts.
“We already have over 50 vendors signed up to participate and we expect to sell out our batch of advisors very quickly,” Fake added. All advisors are guaranteed to meet all suppliers.
“The cruise location worked well for everyone last year as it offered privacy and more time for meetings between individual advisors and vendors,” Fake added.
Travel Experts will arrange speed dating meetings between all advisors and suppliers, and suppliers will also share meals and take part in island sightseeing excursions.
The five-night round-trip cruise from Barbados stops in St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Martinique. Some of the amenities included in the cruise are: open bar in all lounges and restaurants, all gratuities, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, complimentary wine at lunch and dinner, beverages non-alcoholic beverages, complimentary juice and bottled water, Bon Voyage bottle of champagne in every suite, and more.
“Bookings are open now and should sell out quickly,” said Heather McIntyre, head of technology and finance at Travel Experts.
“After the conclusion of last year’s summit, advisors said the time was well spent and they felt it would yield an excellent return on their investment to attend,” McIntyre said, adding, “The Most vendors agreed and said they felt their businesses would benefit from their presence Vendors also felt the advisor-to-vendor ratio and time spent with advisors was perfect.
For more information on becoming a Travel Experts hospitality agency affiliate, contact Travel Experts at 212 Sawmill Road, Raleigh NC 27615, Phone: 800-274-2544; Email: [email protected]; Website: http://www.travel-xperts.com.
THE SOURCE: Press release from travel experts.