Globus Offers Home-Based Agent Symposium

The Globus family of brands announced the schedule for the company’s fifth-annual Home-Based Agent Symposium with October dates in the metropolitan areas of Tampa, Chicago, Hartford and Sacramento. Partners include British Columbia, Quebec, Hong Kong, Holland America Line, South America Tours, Israel, Jordan, Mexico and Peru.

“We want to help home-based agents put vacations back on client ‘to-do’ lists in 2011,” said Kathleen Kavanagh, manager of the Home-Based Channel for the Globus family of brands.  “We’re asking the home-based agent community to invest in a day with us so we can not only talk to them about products available for their clients but can introduce them to, and in some cases, reinforce the skills needed to succeed in selling travel in today’s market.”

Symposium attendees will have the chance to attend the following seminars:   

*    Sizzling City Stays: A must-know for urban travelers
*    Rolling on the River: The phenomena of river cruises and identifying the right clients
*    Packaging Vacations for Profit: Optimizing commissions by bundling vacations
*    Honey, I’m Home: Overcoming obstacles to become successful at a home business
*    Success with Student Groups: Successfully cashing-in on a new group market

In addition to attending seminars, home-based agents can listen to speakers from British Columbia, Quebec, Hong Kong, Holland America Lines, South America Tours, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Peru and more.

The Globus family’s Home-Based Agent Symposium is being offered in four locations on four dates: October 19 at Tampa Marriott Westshore; October 21 at Chicago Marriott Oak Brook; October 26 at Hartford Cromwell Courtyard by Marriott; and October 28 at Sacramento Hilton Garden.

Registration is required ($20).  Space is limited to the first 100 agents to register. Agents who register by September 15 will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.  Registration closes on October 15.  Interested agents can get more information or register now at www.globusathome.com/2010symposium.  They can also email questions to Maureen Bourcy, sales consultant for the Globus family of brands, at [email protected].

Littleton, Colorado-based Group Voyagers, Inc. is the privately held company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands within the United States.  Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways offer travelers unparalleled tour, independent travel package, river- and small-ship cruise options.

Considered the world’s largest tour operator, with more than 80 years of international travel experience, the Globus family of brands is dedicated to enriching the lives of travelers by turning foreign destinations into familiar harbors, where the expense of travel is forgotten and replaced by personal value.  The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI). Travel agents can request brochures by calling toll free 1.800.221.0090 or visiting www.globusfamilypartner.com.

Suggested Articles:

Cruise line sales execs—Katina Athanasiou, Vicki Freed, Adolfo Perez and Dondra Ritzenthaler—gave "regional intel" at the 2020 Avoya Conference.

The first phase of the project, 150 travel advisors will travel on a series of 18 FAM trips to seven destinations across Mexico and the Caribbean.

Avoya Travel is advocating that travel suppliers adopt a split commission program—a "deposit commission" and "final payment/departure commission…