See Elite Speakers and Group Gurus Sharing Strategies On How to Get More Groups, Make More Money, and master the niche of your dreams
THE EPIC EVENT: See highly accomplished speakers that include successful executives, top business coaches, and enormously successful business owners. Each speaker will share a short video message with actionable advice. Take away fresh ideas, newer marketing practices and better sales strategies. Overcome common challenges where you may have failed in the past!
FREE ONLINE ACCESS. When you sign up you will get free online access during the summit dates (April 1-10, 2019). You will receive the daily morning email containing the AGENDA OF SPEAKERS and the link to see them. You can watch on any device when it’s convenient for you FREE during the summit dates.
WHY GROUPS? Affinity group sales is today’s highest growth category. It drives the highest profit margins and maximizes repeat and referral sales. Creating a thriving group travel business has never been more important. Your business will be OBSOLETE-PROOF if you truly master the NICHE group business model.
Join some 3,000 travel entrepreneurs already signed up
ANNOUNCING OUR GSSS2 FEATURED SPEAKERS
SVP, Sales and Trade Support & Service
Royal Caribbean International
Associate Vice President, National Accounts|Sales, Royal Caribbean International
Founder, The Wealthy Travel Agent Academy
Chief Executive Officer, Travel Agency Tribes
Customized Management Solutions, Tourism & Hospitality Social Marketing, International Speaker & Trainer
Founder, Austin Adventures
President, Head First Sales
Chief Romance Officer, Paradise Vacations Escape, DWHSA member
Group Meetings Specialist, Southwestern Travel
Group Cruise Director | Concerts At Sea Producer
Vice President, Villas of Distinction
President and General Manager, NEXION
Holly Serokos, CTA, MCC
Owner, Burnt Travel Store
Founder & President, Smiles & Miles Travel
Burriss Consulting, Inc. | LinkedIn Coach/Trainer & Keynote Speaker
Owner, Cosby Travel Consultants
Travel Advisor Program Manager, Trek Travel
Executive Director, D.W.H.S.A
Owner/Tour Planner, Craft Beer Journeys
Deb Fogarty, ECC, CTA
Owner, Be Well Travel
Vice President, Reformation Tours
General Manager Groups, Classic Vacations
Owner & Founder, Deep Blue Adventures
Founder & CEO, Travefy
Senior Director of Sales, Key Accounts & Carnival Independent Agent Team, Carnvial Cruise Line
Debra Kerper, CATA, ACC
Owner, Easy Access Travel – Cruise Planners
Director of Weddings & Honeymoons, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Erik Wolf, MA, CCTP
Founder & Executive Director, World Food Travel Association
Business Development Manager, Palace Resorts & Le Blanc Spa Resorts
Director, Health & Fitness Travel
General Manager, Micato Safaris
Jim Smith, CTIE
President, Brand Congruency & Consultant to The Leisure Travel Industry
Chief Executive Officer, LV Wedding Connection
Suzanne Slavitter, CTP, CTIE
Owner, Sports Empire Inc./ Authentic California Vacations
Wedding Sales Manager, Sandos Hotels & Resorts
Co-Founder & CEO, Gifted Travel Network (GTN)
Owner, Neal Miller Travel Company
CEO, Groupit Travel
Owner, BrandU Media
Group Sales Manager, Top Accounts, Apple Leisure Group
Director of Romance, Sandals Resorts
Co-Founding Director, PerryGolf
Stacy H. Small
Owner, Elite International Travel
Director of Specialty Markets, Globus Family
Owner, Becky’s Travel Biz
Owner, McKee Travel
Senior Director, Trade Communications & Engagement, Holland America Line
Vice President, Sales AmaWaterways
William Gardiner, CTC, CTIE
Director of Business Development, Downtown Travel
Kathy Shoaf, RN, BSN, ATP
Owner & Founder, Elite Cruises & Vacations
President & Founder, Family Travel Association
Co-Owner & Director, Religious Tours Unitours
Owner, Wedding & Honeymoon Travel Group
CEO, Ntaba African Safaris
Director, Northeast Region USA, The Israel Ministry of Tourism
CEO, Vino Destinations
CEO, Firestarter, Millenial Mama, Travel Chicks
Chief Marketing Officer, Faith & Family Travel
Sr. Vice President of North America Sales & Trade Marketing, Princess Cruises
Americas Brand Chairman & Special Corporate Advisor Ponant
VP Sales & Marketing,
Regional Global Purpose Specialist, G Adventures
Director, Galapagos Sales & Communication, Celebrity Cruises
Global Business Development Manager Corporate Incentives, Meetings & Charters
Give me a Break! Travel – Cruise Planners
GROUP SALES SUCCESS SUMMIT™
THE AMAZING STORY
I TOOK A BIG RISK. I invited my best and brightest friends in travel to trust me. I invited them to submit compelling keynote videos or allow me to record lively interviews. They jumped onboard! Every executive, coach and top producing group agency knew that mastering the affinity group business was GOLD.
MY GOAL OF 1,000 WAS CRUSHED. 2,453 travel professionals participated in the first-ever Group Sales Success Summit.
FOUR REASONS WHY IT WORKED. Our August 2018 Group Sales Success Summit was enormously successful for these primary reasons: 1) It was the first global event focused exclusively on group sales; 2) We featured 46 keynote videos and interviews from diverse speakers representing supplier executives, professional business coaches and top producing agencies; 3) The daily agenda was available all online for easy access and infinite attendees; and 4) The travel trade received it 100% free during the 10-day Summit (which started out as 7-days!).
IT CONTINUES DISRUPTING THE MARKETPLACE – IN AMAZING WAYS. We sparked an extraordinary wave of enthusiasm, confidence, activity and success! Agents, suppliers and coaches have seen countless success stories. This is why we are doing it again!
Stuart L. Cohen, Chief Motivation Officer
SoloPreneur | Keynote Speaker | Enter-Trainer | Author | Influencer
Founder of Group Sales Success Summit, Group Boot Camp, Resort For A Day, co-founder of the Home-Based Success Series and the Travel Agent Success Series …
If you can think big, Stuart will help you do big! Meet a master motivator and enter-trainer who is an expert at inspiring his audiences.
Stuart is a perfect voice in areas of entrepreneurship, salesmanship, leadership, and stewardship (personal performance). He elevates success and happiness using fresh perspectives, endearing humor and abounding positive energy.
An accomplished corporate executive turned successful solopreneur, he has keynoted and coached internationally since 2007. Achieving expertise skills-sets equips him to share and drive results.
A 28-year travel industry veteran, Stuart served in leadership positions with World Travel Holdings, Celebrity Cruises and Insight Vacations. His entrepreneurial spirit introduced many cutting-edge business practices and successful brands including Vacation.com, NEST and the Home Based Success Series.
Stuart is a founder of several successful businesses including ResortForaDay.com which was acquired by World Travel Holdings in 2012. It is the world’s largest seller of hotel day passes for cruisers.
Group Sales Boot Camp and Group Sales Success Summit are brand leaders in immersive training.
He has produced hundreds of training webinars, videos and continues hosting informative talk shows. He has published two transformational sales booklets.
Active as a mentor and volunteer locally, Stuart is affiliated with the Memphis Coaches Network, Start Co., Advance Memphis, and the Memphis Institute for Leadership Education.
He is a certified integrative health coach (Institute for Integrative Health), plays percussion, runs marathons, practices yoga, loves cooking and embarking on culinary journeys with wife Kimberly. They reside just outside Memphis, TN.