CCRA returned to the Philadelphia area on Friday with a half-day event held at the Sheraton Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA, welcoming over 100 travel agents and 20 suppliers for learning, networking, and relationship-building.
Rachel Levy of Israel Ministry of Tourism gives a compelling presentation on the diverse offerings Israel can offer our agent's clients.
Following Rachel's presentation, select agents met with our sponsors for the Platinum Agency Roundtable Sessions while others had the option of attending PowerStrategies: The Power of Partnerships with Tammy Levent, Founder of TASK. Tammy is one of the world's most innovative travel agency owners, industry mentors, and daytime TV superstars, and she talked agents through business models, commission negotiation tactics, sales and marketing tips, how to leverage their business with the right partnerships, and so much more.
“It amazes me that I can always come and learn something new at PowerSolutions Live. From the speakers to the fantastic suppliers I was able to connect with at the trade show, this was a fantastic event for me. I’m looking forward to more!”– Cherise Stewart, Owner of Irgo Travel
Before hitting the trade show floor, everyone came back together for one more educational session presented by Brenda O'Neale, Founder of With This Ring Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Travel. Brenda shared her story, her successes, her expertise and how she built the relationships with resorts and vendors that ultimately made her an award-winning travel agent and wedding planner!
Agents of all experience levels and all business models found similar success at the event, with one agent who just started adding:
“This was my first event as I am brand new to the industry. I learned a lot and also came away with several topics that I plan on digging into as soon as I return home. Thank you CCRA!”– Kelly Winchill, Party of 6 Family Travel
To end the night, suppliers and agents enjoyed food and drinks while networking with peers, developing new relationships, and meeting with CCRA leadership to discuss their travel businesses! Agents won prizes such as free hotel stays, gift cards, travel vouchers, free subscriptions, and more.
It's no wonder each event continues to grow each year with more and more agents coming out to experience a day with CCRA.
“After hearing so much about PowerSolutions, I’m glad I finally attended an event. I’m a big fan of meetings that leave me inspired, and this event is now on my list of favorites. Thank you for letting our office be a part of it!”– Sande Neske, Cruise Planners Luxury Travel
Suppliers that attended this show included:
Israel Ministry of Tourism
Desire - Temptation, Cancun
Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater
Rich Media Exchange
Sheraton Vacations and Westin Vacations
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts
Unique Vacations, Inc/Sandals & Beaches Resorts
Atelier de Hoteles
Six of CCRA's Northeast Regional Chapter Directors were also on hand to help educate the agents on CCRA's offerings and provide guidance on running a successful travel agency business.
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