Travel Leaders National Meeting Opens for Registration

travel agentRegistration for the Travel Leaders Franchise Group's National Meeting is now open for the conference to be held at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, November 13-15.

The group's president Roger E. Block said the meeting offers increased education and training opportunities to dovetail with the convention theme, “Lead! Innovate! Excel!” 

Based on member feedback, Travel Leaders said it will offer more than 50 individual workshops in six distinct tracks, including those for owners/managers, leisure agents, corporate agents, corporate sales/account managers, corporate technology and independent contractors (ICs).

“The very definition of our consumer-facing brand name – Travel Leaders – plainly states how we’re continually aspiring to lead in the corporate, leisure and luxury travel arenas. It’s in our DNA,” noted Block. 

RELATED: Travel Leaders Posts 31 Percent Jump in New Business Travel Accounts

According to Block, each general session will be devoted to one of the three thematic pillars. Additionally, Block said, Travel Leaders members will have three ways to increase their knowledge including an array of one-hour workshops, new 30-minute “Buzz Sessions” to enable members to learn from  subject matter experts and a Learning Lounge, which will provide live one-on-one demonstrations of Travel Leaders programs. 

The six workshop tracks and their individual  sessions include:


  • Putting Your Financial and Operating DNA under the Microscope
  • Working on Your Business, Not in it
  • Our Blue Print (Travel Agents of the Future)
  • How to Be a Standout on Facebook
  • Buzz Session: Connecting the Dots – New Promotions Management Tool
  • Buzz Session: Pinterest & Instagram 2014 – Why You Need Both and How to Join the Party

Leisure Agents:

  • Leverage Your Personal Brand in Business
  • Learn from your Peers on ClientBase Best Practices
  • Panel Discussion of Successful Agent’s Service Fee Programs
  • Buzz Session: Finding the Perfect Promotions with the New Promotions Management Tool
  • Buzz Session: Stream and Live Connect

Corporate Agents:

  • TSA – Trusted Traveler Programs
  • Business Travel Agent’s Guide to Mobile Technology
  • Business Travel Agent’s Survival Guide to Leisure Travel
  • Buzz Session: Mercavia Tools for Business Travel Agents
  • Buzz Session: Tools for your Corporate Clients’ Hotel and Car Needs

Corporate Sales/Account Managers:

  • Leveraging Big Data for Business Clients
  • Advanced Corporate Relationships
  • Selling Small Business Travel Accounts
  • Buzz Session: New e-Adoption Strategies
  • Buzz Session: Business Travel Best Practices Networking

Corporate Technology:

  • Understanding the World of Business Travel Technology
  • Duty of Care: A Powerful Service to Your Business Travel Accounts
  • Innovative Ways of Using Technology with Business Travel Accounts
  • Buzz Session: Expense Management Made Easy
  • Buzz Session: Deliver a Fast and Flexible Online Booking Tool Solution for Small Business

Independent Contractors (IC):

  • Fees to the Max
  • Selling to Generations
  • Leverage Your Personal Brand in Business
  • Buzz Session: In-Country Partners – Planning Custom FITs and Groups
  • Buzz Session: Building Your Business and Marketing Plans

Block said members will be able to interact with suppliers at a trade show including six major Diamond level sponsors – Delta Air Lines-Air France-KLM-Alitalia, Enterprise-National, Funjet Vacations, Globus family of brands, Travelport and Viking Cruises – as well with Platinum level sponsors – Disney Destinations and Travel Guard.