Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
TORONTO — Attendance at TPI – Travel Professionals International’s annual cross-country Summit events was at an all-time high this year with 350+ TPI advisors taking part.
TPI CEO Zeina Gedeon along with Director of Sales Christine Winchester and Director of Marketing Caroline Hay travelled across the country as part of the Summit series, to deliver TPI updates on new programs and services as well as deliver sales-centric content to assist their TPI members in moving their business forward.
“Our annual Summit Roadshow was a great success. It is a trip that Head Office and TPI advisors across Canada look forward to. It is the opportunity to meet face to face with our advisors and allows us to not just pass on our key TPI messages but to further develop strong relationships with each individual TPI advisor,” says Gedeon.
She adds: “Being joined by our key supplier partners really rounds out the Summit experience, keeping up on industry trends and knowing our partners are here to support our network towards continued sales growth is paramount, and the feedback we received was fantastic!”
TPI travel advisor Jaime Murphy took part in what has become an annual tradition. “This is my 10th year of attending TPI’s annual summits,” she said. “I love attending the annual summit series as it provides me with important information and connections to continue to operate my business at the top of my game.”
More positive feedback for the events included: “I loved the Summit and all the information I received”; “I was impressed that the CEO was willing to travel across the country and meet with her advisors face to face”; “It’s clear there was a lot of preparation for this summit. I enjoyed it. It was the right amount of time. Long enough breaks to speak with colleagues, head office, and partners.”
Hay says TPI holds more than 40 in-person training events every year. “The community we have as an organization is incredible and when we posed the question during the Summits of ‘Why TPI’, the #1 answer right across the country was the support from head office and other advisors. That is why we continue these in-person meetings through the year! It’s a big differentiator for us and we are very proud of the relationship we have with our TPI advisors.”