Conferences will feature even more customized and interactive training opportunities and classes on the growing number of technology and marketing opportunities available through Vacation.com

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Vacation.com, North America’s leading travel services marketing organization, will host more customized and interactive training sessions across Canada throughout October as part of its 16th Annual Canadian Fall Regional Conferences.  

Capitalizing on its new branding, the theme for this year’s series of Fall Regional Conferences is “Belong, Inspire, Grow.” Vacation.com members will find that each event is the perfect place to foster that sense of belonging amongst other travel professionals who are passionate about travelling. This year’s Regional Conferences will offer even more training opportunities and members will discover how to increase efficiency and profits with tools like Agent Universe, CruisePRO, AirPRO, In-Sites, Sirrva, Sirev, and Stream.

Registration is now open for all four upcoming Regional Conferences taking place across Canada and will occur at the following venues:

 

EASTERN CANADA                                                 WESTERN CANADA

TORONTO EAST/MARKHAM                                EDMONTON

Tuesday, October 07, 2014                                          Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Delta Markham Hotel                                                   The Matrix Hotel

50 East Valhalla Drive                                                  10640 100th Avenue NW

Markham, ON                                                              Edmonton, AB
                                 


                     
                                            

TORONTO WEST                                                    VANCOUVER/ RICHMOND           

Thursday, October 09, 2014                                        Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel                                   Vancouver Metrotown

801 Dixon Road
Toronto,                                              6083 McKay Avenue Burnaby

Toronto, ON                                                                  Burnaby, BC

   

Each Regional Conference will encourage Vacation.com members to “Belong, Inspire and Grow” within their agency. The program agenda for the Regional Conference was thoughtfully crafted to blend Vacation.com program news and training with partner updates, networking opportunities, a trade show and a whole lot of fun.

Events will feature three hours of classroom sessions that will cover the technology, marketing and selling tools available to members, social media boot camps, Agent Universe trainings and Vacation.com member orientations. With the best-in-market consumer Web booking engine SIRRVA™ successfully launched exclusively for the Canadian marketplace, the eCommerce technology update session is expected to be in high demand again this year.

New to the upcoming Fall Regional Conference is special speaker Kevin Kimes who will lead the Owner Manager Sessions with his “How to Succeed on taking Groups to Market” workshop. Vacation.com also welcomes attendees to take part in the Power Speaker session led by industry expert Stuart Cohen titled “Critical 25 Tips for Achieving Remarkable Loyalty.”  In this uniquely engaging presentation Cohen will share highly potent yet easily adaptable practices to help drive abundant loyalty from customers and create truer partnerships with suppliers.

“Vacation.com’s Canadian Fall Regional Conferences provide ideal opportunities for both our owner/managers and front-line agents to maximize each program and to learn how to tailor them to their own business needs,” said Christine James, Vice President, Canada for Vacation.com. “Each will offer an unforgettable day of learning and networking that has proven both popular and successful year after year. In the process, they’ll also learn how to get the most out of their valuable Vacation.com membership.”

Following the educational sessions for each conference, members will meet and network with more than 30 partners during a one-hour trade show, followed by a full-course plated dinner, where several grand prizes will be drawn. All attendees will be eligible to win one of the many exciting travel prizes being offered this year.

“The ultimate goal for Vacation.com members who attend a Canadian Fall Regional Conference is to learn realistic ideas that will make a positive impact on their business and are easy to implement,” added James.

Members should visit www.agentuniverse.comfor full details and to register for the events.

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