Nexion Travel Group’s CoNexion 2023 Kicks Off at Sea

Nexion Travel Group recently kicked off its annual member conference CoNexion aboard Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Equinox. Taking place from August 19-27, 2023, the conference set sail from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. More than 520 attendees will spend the week learning, networking and exploring different ports of call.

CoNexion is an opportunity for the Nexion community to come together to interact with the host agency’s preferred supplier partners, staff and fellow travel advisors. The year’s event will include important presentations from Nexion executives and travel industry leaders, along with six general sessions and 49 workshops, hour-long small-group classes on everything from marketing to supplier updates to the best ways to run a business. There will also be a trade show on August 25.

“Our education team has been hard at work ensuring that we have a well-rounded roster of workshops,” said Nexion Travel Group President Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE. “CoNexion participants have a wealth of options to choose from and all of these workshops are designed to give our members ideas and knowledge that they can put to work as soon as they get home to make their agencies even more profitable and functional.”

CoNexion 2023 also features Dondra Ritzenthaler as the keynote speaker. Formerly the senior vice president of sales for Celebrity Cruises, Ritzenthaler retired earlier this year to pursue an encore career as a motivational speaker. Her CoNexion keynote is her first address in this new venture as she has always been a staunch supporter of travel advisors.

“As travel continues to be booked at a white-hot pace, advisors are seeking connection from us, our partners and their peers about how to sustainably grow,” Friedman concluded. “I am confident that what they learn at CoNexion 2023 will have a great impact on their travel agencies and their growth as trusted travel advisors. It will be a great week and a great conference!”

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