Travel agents and some of the industry’s top suppliers met in Chicago at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for CCRA’s PowerSolutions Live beginning at 3pm yesterday.
The event started off with Israel Ministry of Tourism's Jill Daly, who presented "Israel, Beyond Belief", covering some of the amazing hidden spots that Israel has to offer travelers.
Following Jill's presentation, agents took part in the Agency Roundtable Sessions, where they got the chance to spend quality one-on-one time with the Gold suppliers present. Agents learned about new offerings, ways they can grow their commission earnings, and how to establish the kinds of relationships that drive more value and better service for their clients.
After the roundtable sessions, agents heard from the Founder of TASK, Tammy Levent. Tammy shared a wealth of industry knowledge with agents on everything from building the right partnerships to ensuring they are maximizing their revenues with the right sales approach. Tammy has experienced decades of success as an entrepreneur, travel agency owner and highly sought-after speaker in the travel industry, and enjoys sharing insights that help agents grow.
The event concluded with the trade show, where agents and suppliers spent time talking business while enjoying hor d'ouvres and drinks. At the CCRA booth, agents were able to get a sneak peek at the all-new hotel booking engine, Tripset.
CCRA's Holly Matthews and Irene Pasquesi demonstrated how agents can register for TripSet, and how to use it to book the very best properties for their clients at fantastic rates!
Other supplier partners present covering a wide array of products and services, including hotels, airlines, tourism boards, and technology providers represented by Israel Ministry of Tourism, Posadas, Las Vegas CVA, Hilton, Desire-Temptation, Cancun, Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater, Marriott, Carey International, Goway Travel, Emirates, Exodus Travels and more!