Travel Leaders Partners With MPG on Education, Launches Agency Market

by Adam Leposa | TravelAgentCentral.com

Jun 14, 2018 10:22am

Travel Leaders Network is launching a new educational opportunity for agency owners and a dedicated marketplace for agents looking to sell their agency, Travel Leaders Network President Roger Block told attendees of the organization's first EDGE Conference—the first such event since the combination of Vacation.com, Results! Travel and Travel Leaders Associates 18 months ago. The five-day EDGE (Educate, Discover, Gather, Evolve) Conference has drawn over 2,000 attendees, runs from June 12-16 and presents a number of educational workshops and professional development sessions, technology showcases and guest speakers.

The merger, Block says, has generated significant return on investment for the organization. Over the past few months the company has strategically decreased redundancies to free up more resources for member agencies, seen a significant increase in leads from Agent Profiler and launched expansions of Travel Leaders Network's marketing team and training organization. 

To help agency owners keep their "edge," Block says that Travel Leaders Network has partnered with MPG Travel Solutions on a series of in-depth, highly personalized regional seminars. Led by Ken PomerantzMike Going and Terry Morrison, MPG will be able to provide attendees with the knowledge they need to develop a complete strategic business and marketing plan for their agency, according to Block. 

"They bring an understanding of the leisure travel space and the challenges agencies face every day," Block says. "Over the course of their careers, these three individuals have worked with some of the most successful agencies in the country."

Three seminars with MPG are planned, each lasting one and a half to two days. Block warns that, since the aim is to offer highly personalized training, space will be extremely limited. By the end, though, attendees will be able to construct "a complete strategic business and marketing plan for your agency," Block says

KHM Travel Group Works with MPG Travel Solutions to Accelerate Success

For information, contact:

Michelle Bakula, Communications and PR Manager KHM Travel Group
877.220.9260 ext. 2124
mbakula@khmtravel.com

KHM Travel Group Works with MPG Travel Solutions to Accelerate Success

Leading host travel agency plans for future growth with the help of experienced travel industry professionals

Brunswick, Ohio (August 1, 2018) – After a record-breaking year, KHM Travel Group has set its sights on the future with the help of one of the travel industry’s leading consulting firms MPG Travel Solutions. In a collaborative effort, the two companies will work together to strategize and develop a foundation for KHM Travel Group’s future.

MPG Travel Solutions, which is comprised of former tour operator executives–Ken Pomerantz, Mike Going and Terry Morrison, has already started to take an in-depth look at the current education, technology, and resources KHM Travel Group offers. Over the next several months, the firm will provide insight and recommendations in the areas of business planning, agency operations, and process improvement.

“KHM Travel Group is a very successful host agency organization that always focuses on the ability to deliver great results for its agents and suppliers while keeping an eye on the future. We see our relationship as one where MPG Travel Solutions can help articulate, accelerate, and implement the key strategies for long-term growth and success,” said Mike Going of MPG Travel Solutions.

In addition to meeting and collaborating with the KHM Travel Group team, MPG also attended KHM Travel Group’s annual Destination Success event to hear firsthand from agents. In between sessions, they talked to agent attendees about what they feel they need to be more efficient and reach their goals. These conversations will continue as MPG examines how those needs translate into new services or products that KHM Travel Group can offer.

“Change and adaptability are important concepts for our host agency. Our team is continually looking at how we can learn and grow in order to best serve our independent agents. Working with MPG Travel Solutions will help us ensure we are embracing the newest technology, developing new sales and customer service strategies, and most importantly devoting the time and care to our travel agents,” said KHM Travel Group President Rick Zimmerman.

KHM Travel Group’s relationship with MPG Travel Solutions is just one of the many investments KHM Travel Group has made to lay a foundation for future growth. This year marks one of the company’s best with awards from top travel partners including Travel Leaders Network President's Award for U.S. Affiliate Agencies, Royal Caribbean’s Central Partner of the Year, and placement on Travel Weekly’s prestigious Power List.

For more information about KHM Travel Group, visit www.KHMTravel.com.

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ABOUT KHM TRAVEL GROUP – KHM Travel Group is an award-winning host travel agency, currently supporting 4,000+ independent travel agents across the United States. With an innovative education and support program, along with a dedicated staff of over 50 team members, KHM Travel Group specializes in helping individuals sell travel products including cruises, vacation packages, tours, honeymoons, group travel and more.

ABOUT MPG TRAVEL SOLUTIONS – MPG Travel Solutions is dedicated to working with clients and helping them maximize the profitability and growth of their business. Their principals have over 60+ years of experience in a variety of travel segments including airline, tour operator, car rental, and retail travel agency, and have expertise in finance, operations, human resources, employee satisfaction, social media, marketing, sales, information services, distribution, supplier relations, process improvement and business planning. For more information about MPG Travel Solutions, visit www.mpgtravelsolutions.com.

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