This intense educational program will provide you with the basics of being a Nexion Travel Group member and how to be an incredibly successful travel advisor! From sales to marketing to operations, this boot camp will “condition” you to “be all you can be” and so much more!
*Hotel and airline fees are the responsibility of each Boot Camp attendee. Registration fee is non-refundable. As you should be selling travel protection to your customers, so should you purchase travel insurance to cover cancellations or unforeseen emergency situations. Travel professionals have access from some of our insurance supplier partners to purchase annual insurance coverage; see their supplier page for details.
*Hotel, transportation and airline fees are the responsibility of each Boot Camp attendee. Please see helpful information below.
NYLO Las Colinas Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
1001 West Royal Lane
Irving, Texas 75039
To book your hotel at the NYLO Las Colinas please visit the site below for our advisor rates:
9:00 – 9:45 am
9:45 – 11:15 am
Welcome and Introductions
Getting the Most Out of Your Host
Get the most out of your Nexion Travel Group membership and be successful! This course is to further advise you of what Nexion Travel Group offers our members and how you can maximize your membership. This session will also include a refresher of creating a reservation, editing a reservation, reports and Q&A for clarity. You MUST take the myNexion powered by AgentMate Academy course in Nexion University prior to Boot Camp.
11:15 – 11:30 am
11:30 am – Noon
Travel Leaders Hotel Programs
Get to know Travel Leaders Worldwide Hotel and SELECT Hotels & Resorts programs including SELECT Villas. This session will talk through the benefits explain the best way to book these excellent programs.
Noon – 1:15 pm
Group Photo & Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 pm
Have you ever thought, “Travel Insurance is confusing!”? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. We know travel insurance is important for our clients, but how do you cut through the noise and help your clients see the light?
We will share key points to look for when trying to identify the right policy for your clients, tips in presenting insurance to your clients for maximum sales and answer your questions on coverage and the process. This session will not compare specific companies but focus on general points that you can use regardless of your preferred insurance company.
2:00 – 2:15 pm
Travel Insurance Presentation by Allianz
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Alicia Steuart with Carnival Cruise Line will introduce you to the ABCs of group sales. We will review the different types of groups, where to find groups and how to grow your core business with this lucrative market. You will also learn about Nexion Travel Groups Exclusive Cruise Programs.
3:30 – 3:50 pm
3:50 – 5:50 pm
Supplier Roundtables #1 with our preferred supplier partners
During your Boot Camp experience, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear from some of our Preferred Supplier Partners, who will share their best target markets and customers.
Participating suppliers are: Disney Destinations, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Silversea Cruises and Universal Parks and Resorts Vacations.
8:00 – 9:00 am
Marketing Your Business, Part 1
You must plan for success to achieve success. When marketing your business, you need innovation and a bit of strategy. In this session, we teach you about the road to success, including starting with a plan and knowing who you are selling to, what you are selling and how you will sell it.
9:00 – 9:45 am
9:45 – 10:00 am
Learn how using social media and having a social media presence can help you grow your business.
Insurance Presentation by AIG Travel
10:00 – 10:15 am
10:15 – 11:00 am
Business Development & Marketing Tools
Now that you have an idea on who you are selling to and what you’re selling, Martin Mussey will give an overview of our business development and marketing tools available to you to communicate effectively to your customers.
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Marketing Your Business, Part Two
During this interactive group activity, you’ll collaborate with fellow Boot Campers to put the skills you learned this morning into practice.
12:15 – 1:15 pm
1:15 – 1:30 pm
Insurance presentation by Travel Insured
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Apex, our collaboration with American Express, is an exclusive program available to qualified Nexion Travel Group members. Lastenia Suarez with Travel Leaders Group will share details on how you can be involved.
2:15 – 2:45 pm
Martin Mussey will demonstrate how NexionTown makes it easier than ever for you to stay connected 24/7/365 and collaborate with the full network of Nexion Travel Group advisors.
2:45 – 3:30 pm
Let’s Play Jeopardy!
Your favorite host “Coach Martin” will test your knowledge in this fun and interactive game show-style session.
3:30 – 3:50 pm
3:50 – 5:50 pm
Supplier Roundtables #2 with our preferred supplier partners
During your Boot Camp experience, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear from a variety of our cruise, tour, airline, luxury and specialty Supplier Partners, who will share their best target markets and customers. Participating suppliers are: American Queen Steamboat Company, Apple Leisure Group, CIE Tours International, Crystal Cruises, Globus family of brands and Royal Caribbean International.
8:30 – 9:30 am
You’re in the Money! How to Track Profitability
Why be in business if it is not for profitability? First, we need to understand our personal relationship with money, define it and then make sure we know how to measure it. Do numbers make your head spin? No worries. This presentation gets you thinking about money in a simple way without avoiding terms you MUST know. Learn how to get the money, track it and keep it!
9:30 – 9:45 am
Travel Insurance Presentation by CHUBB Travel Protection
9:45 – 10:00 am
10:00 am – Noon
Supplier Roundtables #3 with our preferred supplier partners
During your Boot Camp experience, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear from a variety of our cruise, tour, airline, luxury and specialty Supplier Partners,
who will share their best target markets and customers. Participating suppliers are: AmaWaterways, Classic Vacations, Delta Air Lines, GOGO Vacations, Oceania Cruises and Viking Cruises
Noon – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Uncovering Pro Suite Tips and Tricks!
Gain a better understanding of our Air, Car and Hotel booking tools and learn how to best take advantage of our great commissionable rates without having a GDS plan! Learn the differences and best practices for using both.
2:00 – 2:45 pm
Ask Nexion Travel Group and Farewell
Have a burning question for Nexion Travel Group staff? We cover all your “parking lot” questions and make sure you have a chance to ask questions of staff. Finally, we’ll wrap it all up with a farewell exercise and send you on your way ready to take your business to the next level.
Note: Boot Camp is intended for Nexion Travel Group advisors and their authorized partners/business associates only. We regret that we cannot accommodate guests. Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.