LONDON — Two Canadian agents won top honours at Nexion Travel Group’s annual conference, CoNexion, currently taking place aboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas.
Melissa Erskine of iDream Travel in Burlington, ON, was honoured with the Rising Star Award for her significant sales growth and her commitment to professional education. Erskine, whose sales have grown threefold over the past year, joined the travel industry following a career in social work and now specializes in family-focused cruise groups.
“When I wanted to make a career change, it seemed like travel would be ideal,” she said. “I love being part of Nexion Travel Group and chose to work with a host agency so that I could have access to the resources of a larger business. Their educational events, tools and marketing programs are second to none and I look forward to continuing to partner with Nexion Travel Group as I grow my business even more.”
Also honoured at CoNexion was Shylar Bredewold of Odyssean Travel in London, ON, who was named NexionTown Townie of the Year. This award recognizes a Nexion Travel Group member who makes exceptional use of the company’s internal social platform, NexionTown, and goes above and beyond in guiding and advising fellow members.
“One of the best parts of joining a host agency is the opportunity to connect with and mentor others,” said Bredewold. “NexionTown gives me an easy way to help my fellow members all over Canada. As an added bonus, I have expanded my own network and refined by problem-solving skills.”
Nexion Travel Group also recognized eight Canadian members as Circle of Excellence award winners. This sales award is given to top producers who have hit high sales goals and supported Nexion Travel Group’s preferred supplier partners.
“I congratulate all of the Nexion Travel Group and award winners,” said Mike Foster, President of Nexion Travel Group – Canada. “From the incredible selling power of our Circle of Excellence winners, to Melissa’s inspiring story, to Shy’s willingness to generously give his time and advice to others, they all have one thing in common – they are elevating the role of travel advisor to the travelling public.”