2017 Global PowerSolutions Events Conclude in Bogota with Record Attendance
CCRA wrapped up its first yearlong calendar of travel agent events outside the USA this past Wednesday with rave reviews and higher-than-anticipated attendance from both local Colombian travel agencies as well as travel suppliers. More than 120 travel agents were in attendance for several hours of networking, 1-on-1 meetings with an impressive roster of global suppliers.
Attendees were met with a lavish buffet, custom cocktails, and presentations from CCRA’s Chief Commerical Officer, Peter E. Pincus as well as Wyndham Hotel Group’s Claudia Piña Percy, Director of Global Markets.
CCRA’s presentation focused on the benefits and advantages there are to becoming an Accredited Agency via the globally recognized TRUE Code, while suppliers presented their very best offerings and opportunities to those who choose to work with CCRA. Peter Pincus had this to say:
“The response we received from the Colombian travel agency community has been both overwhelming and exhilarating; this independent or freelance travel agent market is one that has been largely overlooked and underserved for many years, and to be able to offer them a clear path toward building a globally recognized travel agency brand was more than they were expecting. As we are growing our travel agency networks outside of the USA, it’s been apparent that their skills, expertise and overall dedication to the business of selling travel will be an incredible asset to those looking to expand their product distribution. We really have a phenomenal combination of things coming together to power this network, and 2018 is looking even more promising!”
Other events this year took place in Lima, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City, all with more than 100 travel professionals in attendance and dozens of locally and globally known suppliers. CCRA announced its complete 2018 calendar of events this week, with the following events opening for registrations in the coming week:
Atlanta | February 21 – Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead
San Francisco | March 30 – Hyatt Centric Fishermans Wharf
New York City | June 22 – Westin Times Square
Chicago | August 7 – Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
Philadelphia | September – Date and Location TBD
Mexico City | October 5th – Piso 51
Orlando | December – Date and Location TBD
Suppliers interested in sponsorship opportunities for 2018 can refer to https://www.ccra.com/sponsorpowersolutions for more details.