We live in a world made convenient by technology, and the reality is, if you’re not embracing it, chances are you’re not going to survive as a successful travel advisor. But in a world made a little impersonal by technology, it’s never been more important to provide your clients with an unparalleled level of service that is not only personalized, but one that comes from great experience.
There is an abundance of information on the web, and your clients have now become “the educated consumer,” with information fueled by what they find online. So how do you prove your value?
Attending Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX) is surely one way to stay ahead of the curve. Participation offers you a seat in programs that have been created especially for you, face-to-face meetings with hundreds of global suppliers and interaction with like-minded travel professionals.
Education: LTX programs not only focus on the lucrative luxury niche, but also offer actionable tactics to help you thrive as a travel advisor. This year’s topics cover three essential areas: sales and marketing; servicing the luxury client; and professional growth. Additionally, programs will be customized to your career level with content presented by leading authorities both in and out of the industry.
Exchange for Profit: The Exchange Floor will house hundreds of domestic and international suppliers, affording you the chance to fill that global black book of contacts. This is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of growing your business—building strong supplier relationships. The Exchange Floor allows you to conduct one-to-one meetings with participating suppliers (which I highly encourage for the most productive use of your time) or the chance to stop by and learn more about suppliers you should be booking. Overall, these relationships will help you leverage your business and strengthen your knowledge of what is available to your clients no matter where they wish to travel.
Peer-to-Peer: We’ve adopted an application process for advisors interested in attending LTX. This proved to be a successful initiative last year, with tremendous feedback from participants. In qualifying every advisor in attendance, LTX brought in only those advisors with a passion for their business and success.
Our goal is to give you an event designed for you, and the chance to interact and learn from peers across North America. Every touchpoint at LTX is a learning opportunity, whether formal or through conversations with professionals like you. Be it in interactive programs, exciting networking events or while grabbing a cup of coffee, you’ll undoubtedly make some great contacts.
If you have not applied for participation at LTX yet, what are you waiting for? It’s all happening this September 10-12 at the beautiful Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. Apply today! Visit www.LTXInternational.com for more details. And of course, Like Us, Follow Us and Link In to all our social media platforms.