OASIS Travel Network – the independent contractor division of Smart Travel Group – recently wrapped its ninth annual conference. From November 11 – 13, travel agents and suppliers gathered at the Delray Beach Marriott for educational opportunities, networking and to learn about what lies ahead for the rapidly expanding host agency network. With the motivational, action-oriented theme, “Be,” the event closed with a tradeshow featuring more than 60 of the industry’s top suppliers.
During the conference, attendees had the opportunity to learn first-hand from suppliers of their choice about best practices for marketing products to their customers, including hearing from representatives of AmaWaterways, Holland American Line, Trafalgar and others. OASIS Travel Network provided seminars on luxury travel, social media and technology, and the company also announced a few updates of its own. The new SmartMail program was announced during a session – an effort that will become active in the first quarter of 2019 and will allow independent travel agents to acquire new clients via local direct mail campaigns. Also, a new website was unveiled. OASIS Travel Network says it features a simpler navigation system and seamless interface for both agents and their clients.
The conference culminated with an awards ceremony honoring the leading suppliers, agents and Chairman’s Club producers, which is a top goal for many independent agents within the host agency. Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours and Globus Family of Brands were named supplier partners of the year in the cruise and land categories, respectively. Rising Stars of the Year were awarded to Angela Rice and Janet Semenova, co-founders of Boutique Transformative Adventures; and Kim Hatten was named Agent Associate of the Year. The Chairman’s Club’s top ten producers included Sandy Wolf of Commodore Travel Group; Nancy Scorby of Scorby Travel and Cruise; Sheila Cannon of Carefree Romantic Vacations, Inc.; Lori Spoelstra of Adventures by Lori; Paul Parker of Searcy Travel; Karen Kirk of Clandestin Travel; Laurel Brunvoll of Unforgettable Trips; D’Lane Maselunas of D’Lane Maselunas Travel; Maureen Celli of MoGo Travel; and Jill LaBarre of Jill’s Great Escapes.
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