See Elite Speakers and Group Gurus Sharing Strategies On How to Get More Groups & Make More Money
2,453 travel professionals participated in the first-ever Group Sales Success Summit.
Our August 2018 Group Sales Success Summit was enormously successful for these 4 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) You (the travel trade) received it 100% free during the 10-day Summit (which started out as 7-days!).
IT WORKED. We sparked an extraordinary wave of enthusiasm, confidence, and activity. Agents, suppliers and coaches have seen countless success stories. This is why we are doing it again April 1-7, 2019. Shortly we will reveal a NEW AGENDA & a roster of NEW ELITE SPEAKERS.
OUR SUCCESS STRATEGY: Learn from our highly accomplished speakers that include successful executives, motivational speakers, skilled trainers, top business coaches, best-selling authors and business owners. Each speaker will share a short video message, which includes actionable advice that will sharpen your skills, maximize your performance and help you overcome common challenges where you may have failed in the past.
GET FREE ACCESS. When you sign up you will get free online access during the summit dates (April 1-7, 2019). You will receive the daily morning email containing the AGENDA OF SPEAKERS and the link to see them. You can watch online when it’s convenient for you FREE during the summit dates.
WHY GROUPS? Affinity group sales is today’s highest growth category. Creating a thriving group travel business has never been more important. Your business will be OBSOLETE-PROOF if you truly master the group business model.
Join the 2,453+ travel professionals already signed up
to experience Group Sales Success Summit 2
ANNOUNCING OUR KICK-OFF KEYNOTERS FOR GSSS2
SVP, Sales and Trade Support & Service
Royal Caribbean International
Associate Vice President, National Accounts|Sales, Royal Caribbean International
Vicki and Laurie are delivering the kick-off keynote for Group Sales Success Summit 2. We are honored and thrilled to welcome two Royal Caribbean International executives who are tremendous travel agent advocates!
When you sign-up you will receive the GSSS2 Day One page link to see Vicki, Laurie and our other Day One speakers!
Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support & Service, North America, UK & APAC. Celebrity Cruises
Senior Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing, Carnival Cruise Line
Executive Vice President/Co-Owner, AmaWaterways
President, Head First Sales
Vice President, North America Sales
Princess Cruises || Cunard Line
Senior Director, Trade Communications & Engagement, Holland America Line
Founder, The Wealthy Travel Agent Academy
Chief Visioneer, Future Proof Travel Solutions
Customized Management Solutions, Tourism & Hospitality Social Marketing, International Speaker & Trainer
Vice President of Sales, Globus Family of Brands
Co-Founder & CEO, Gifted Travel Network (GTN)
Coach, Speaker, and Author, Founder of Cruise-Shift
Jim Smith, CTIE
President, Brand Congruency & Consultant to The Leisure Travel Industry
Vice President Sales, The Mark Travel Corporation
Senior Vice President of Sales, Playa Hotels & Resorts
Vice President of Field Sales, Norwegian Cruise Line
Richard B. Earls
Publisher, Travel Research Online, Travelhoppers, Travel Professional Academy, Voyager Websites
Financial Strategist, Author, Entrepreneur
Vice President, Industry Relations, Travel Insured International
President and General Manager, NEXION
National Sales Manager, Travel Insured International, former Past President of SYTA and Student Group Tour Expert
Founder of the Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs (GIFTE), President of Gifted Travel Network (GTN) and ASTA 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year
Co-Owner of Gifted Travel Network
President, Telephone Doctor Customer Service
Acclaimed world traveler, award-winning blogger, The Avid Cruiser, River Cruise Advisor
The Business Revivalist
Global Business Development Manager
Corporate Incentives, Meetings & Charters, Celebrity Cruises
Manager, Resort Day Passes | Resort For A Day
General Manager of Network Engagement & Performance, Dream Vacations, CruiseOne, Cruises Inc.
Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Sales, Seabourn
Burriss Consulting, Inc. | LinkedIn Coach/Trainer & Keynote Speaker
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Crystal Cruises
Executive Director, D.W.H.S.A
Ntaba African Safaris – CEO – Founder
Publisher, Leisure Group Travel
International Speaker & Author & CEO Travel Chicks
Liz Barret, C.S.W.
Certified Specialist of Wine | Manager, Sales & Business Development, Wine Cruises, AmaWaterways
Co-founder & CEO of TravelJoy
Vice President of Agency Education, CCRA Travel Commerce Network | Owner, Jordan Executive Travel Service
Don Hutson, CSP CPAE
Don Hutson is the author or co-author of 14 books, including Selling Value and his two Wall Street Journal and New York Times International #1 best sellers, The One Minute Entrepreneur and The One Minute Negotiator.
Featured Agents Who Shared GROUP Success Stories
Jennifer Doncsecz, CTIE
President, VIP Vacations Inc
Owner, Wide Horizons Travel LLC, An independent agent with Nexion LLC
Stacey Robertson Ray
CEO at Groupit Travel Host Agency for Travel Agents
Owner, Harr Travel, An independent agent with Nexion LLC
Chief Experience Officer | Franchise owner, co-owner of DreamVacations
Stuart L. Cohen, Chief Motivation Officer
SoloPreneur | Keynote Speaker | Enter-Trainer | Author | Influencer
Founder of The 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 who inspires success and happiness through fresh perspectives, endearing humor and abounding energy.
Stuart is a passionate expert in the fields of entrepreneurship, personal performance, leadership, loyalty and sales. He is an accomplished 28-year travel executive turned solopreneur. Stuart is a popular keynote speaker, a business coach, author and entrepreneur since 2007.
Stuart founded ResortForaDay.com which he built from the ground up. Blossoming into the world’s largest online seller of hotel day passes for cruise guests, the company was acquired by World Travel Holdings in 2012.
Group Sales Boot Camp is Stuart’s ground-breaking sales training program that launched in 2015. It replaces old-school, out-dated group business methods with more effective strategies. He brings this group training to the industry’s biggest events including NEXION’s Group Travel Sales Summit and annual conference, Dream Vacation’s Group Summit and annual conference, MAST annual conference, The Travel Institute Partners in Professionalism, and many more .
Stuart served in leadership positions with World Travel Holdings, Vacation.com, Celebrity Cruises and Insight Vacations. His entrepreneurial spirit helped introduce many cutting edge business practices and successful brands like NEST (SVP), the Travel Agent Success Series and the Home Based Success Series.
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Posted by Stuart Lloyd Cohen on Saturday, July 28, 2018