Being recognized for dedication at your industry's key event, is what motivates to keep on getting better.
There was well deserved pride among the advisors from Amelia Island’s The Travel Agency, when they were mentioned as part of the opening session of the annual Virtuoso Travel Mart in the Bellagio in Las Vegas for their dedication to travel education and relationship building. For several years in a row now, the Travel Agency has moved their entire travel advisory to Las Vegas for this top travel event, closing the office in Amelia Park on 14th St. to take the whole team to Travel Mart and work remotely from there. Virtuosos Travel Mart attracts some 3,000 luxury travel professionals annually, eager to build new contacts, strengthen existing friendships and business relationships and learn about new and exciting additions to global travel
To give an impression of the intense energy of this travel meet and exchange, I asked mother/daughter team Ange Wallace and Angela Pierson to send pictures and information on what a typical day looks like at the Virtuoso Travel Mart. This is the response I received.
Quickly settling into familiar surroundings at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, the ladies from THE TRAVEL AGENCY began their first day Saturday, at Virtuoso Travel Mart at 8:15. Each of us chose several different seminars to attend in the morning including such subjects as Social Media, Creating the Career of your Dreams, Green Travel Comes of Age, From Good Agent to Great Advisor and more.
Saturday afternoon gave way to VAST – the VAST (Virtuoso Active and Specialty Travel) Globetrotting Event. During this event, which runs from 2-6pm, some twenty five niche oriented travel suppliers such as Lindblad Expeditions, Backroads Biking and Hiking, Micato Safaris, Butterfield and Robinson, Orion Expeditions and Abercrombie and Kent, work one on one with individual travel advisors in 12 minute sessions/presentations. This is done from the display areas, so the entire place looks from above like an ant hill in a maze. Sharp Focus is required as dozens of new travel opportunities are presented in side of 12 intense minutes.
The travel advisors revolve around the room, much like musical chairs, until they have visited every VAST company. This is a very high energy, exciting and the educational beginning for the week at the Virtuoso Travel Mart!
Stay tuned for information on specials and many new travel products!
Ange Wallace and Angela Pierson
Oh and by the way the ladies have informed us that if you need to contact the Agency for immediate assistance, to please call Dawn at 904-261-5914 and she will be happy to assist.