TORONTO — Travel Professionals International (TPI) wrapped up its regional reunion tour last week after visiting their advisors in B.C, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, reuniting with over 300 TPI travel advisors in total.
“Working from home as an independent travel advisor can be lonely at times, and certainly over the past 18 odd months, we’ve recognized that feeling has been amplified as advisors had to navigate their business through these troubling times,” said TPI CEO, Zeina Gedeon.
“We’ve all missed face-to-face connections and while TPI has been in constant communication with daily, weekly network calls, nothing replaces in-person interaction, so we decided it was time to get out and see our advisors ‘in-person’,” she added.
“Typically, during our TPI cross country roadshows, we engage in business sessions, participate in supplier training and have a very structured agenda. However, this reunion tour was about connecting! We didn’t have any PowerPoint presentations, or any suppliers at the gatherings. It was all about reuniting the TPI family and it was pretty amazing!” said Gedeon.
Also on TPI’s event calendar, the host agency’s fall consumer virtual nights are taking place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. EST. There’s also TPI’s upcoming virtual conference scheduled for Oct. 20 – 21. Plus, Gedeon says plans are full steam ahead for TPI’s ‘ultimate family reunion’ at the annual out-of-country conference in May 2022.