Vacation.com’s recent 10th International Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas won strong approval from the record 1,400 attendees, with 97.6 percent affirming the conference’s value. In addition, an overwhelming number of respondents indicated they plan to attend the 2009 conference, scheduled for June 17–June 20, 2009, at Caesars Palace.
This year’s conference agenda featured seminars from informative business speakers, over 400 learning and networking opportunities and training sessions, and world-class entertainment. There were over 5,000 training tickets redeemed during the conference, indicating that each member attended approximately five individual training sessions.
“The Vacation.com team did an amazing job in organizing and executing our 10th anniversary conference,” said Lauraday Kelley, vice president of conference and special events for Vacation.com. “We look forward to returning to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas next year, and are expecting another sell out.”
“This conference was outstanding, well organized, with an excellent selection of activities and experiences,” said Mark Rodgers, Destination Travel & Cruise Centre, Ontario, Canada. “Vacation.com’s commitment to excellence is evident. I registered for the conference for 2009 before I left.”
Many attendees benefited from the heavy focus on the EZguider sales platform, with over 13 hours of scheduled sessions to help familiarize members with the new, all-in-one booking platform, the consortia said. Deborah Lau, Travel Specialists, Honolulu, noted, “It opened my eyes to more possibilities for our business. We are looking to utilize EZguider and the many tools Vacation.com has to offer.”