CCRA’s last PowerSolutions LIVE of 2017 connected more than 70 travel agents with 14 industry suppliers on Thursday, December 7th at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort.
Industry suppliers included Emirates, Carey, Posadas, Allianz, Trafalgar, Hilton, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Temptation Cancun- Desire Resorts and Cruises, Nevis Tourism, Goway, Sabre, Riviera River Cruises, Red Roof Inn, and UATP, who all came with amazing giveaways for agents! Some of these amazing prizes included a 3-day, 2-night stay in Cancun, Amazon giftcards, Disney’s Magic Kingdom tickets, wine, and many more.
CCRA’s Vice President of Agency Education, Margie Jordan, kicked off the event by educating agents on her tricks of the trade for bringing in leads and creating a brand presence on social media.
Following Margie, was Greg B. Phillip, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Nevis Tourism who delivered a powerful keynote about developing a culture of partnership and how it is critical for the modern day travel professionals.
Finally,Tammy Levent, CEO of Elite Travel, spoke about how to put your best foot forward when speaking with travel suppliers at events. Afterwards, she signed copies of her book Sink or Swim: A Survival Story.
Afterwards the crowd filled an adjacent room for the trade-show where agents could connect and network with suppliers from all corners of the travel industry including air, hotels, transportation, and more.
Holly Carrig Matthews, CCRA’s Director of Agency Marketing had this to say about the event:
“The beautiful Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World was the perfect venue for CCRA to host the last Power Solutions Event of 2017. Amongst the many travel professionals and our incredible supplier partners there was a festive Holiday feel in the air. Agents mingled with suppliers and CCRA staff members while enjoying spirits and great food. Relationships were formed and knowledge gained! CCRA can’t wait for our 2018 Power Solution Events and we are looking forward to welcoming all of our Travel Agent members to join us for an afternoon of fun, connections and education!”
CCRA ended the night and the year on a joyful note by donating a table full of toys to Toys for Tots on behalf of all the suppliers in the room. CCRA will continue to donate to local charities at each PowerSolutions Live event in 2018 because no matter where we go #CCRACares.
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PowerSolutions LIVE dates have been announced for 2018 and can be found here, along with additional details: https://www.ccra.com/powersolutions/
The next PowerSolutions LIVE is scheduled for Atlanta and will be taking place at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead on February 21st, 2018. More details and registration information for this event can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ccra-powersolutions-atlanta-tickets-39887345123