Sharing Secrets At TravelOnly’s 2023 National Conference

It was all about training on the second day of the TravelOnly National Conference, beginning with a specialized session on the TravelOnly systems, followed by a sales and marketing presentation.

Attendees were treated to a highly-anticipated session by one of TravelOnly’s top sellers, Pat Probert, who shared secrets on how to grow sales.

In the photo above, Ann and Greg Luciani of TravelOnly lead all their guests into the 6th Annual Awards Gala.

Greg and Ann Luciani of TravelOnly welcoming guests to the Gala

There was also a panel discussion featuring Sarah Boville, Tammy Durocher, Denise Taylor, and Holly Slater, that provided guidance on how to elevate sales strategies and drive success.

During the trade show, TravelOnly members had the chance to make new connections, discover innovative products, and building collaborative relationships as they engaged in one-on-one meetings with the group’s preferred partners.

Pat Probert with his partner, Mary de Almeida, of TravelOnly Bob’s Family Travel were winners of the Patrick Luciani Community Award. In this picture they are joined by Amelie Dubois, Regent Seven Seas Cruises (centre) who presented an award to Pat and Mary for exceptional support. Also pictured is Ann and Greg Luciani. TravelOnly announced that their 2024 Presidents Club cruise will be in South America with Regent.

It was all about glamour and glitz, beginning with the evening’s Gala cocktail reception, reports Baxter Media’s Earl Lince, who attended this year’s conference.

Greg Luciani, the CEO & President of TravelOnly, told those attending the evening event: “I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to every single person who attended our conference. Your presence and participation have made this event a success. Your unwavering support and dedication are what make TravelOnly thrive.”

Hyatt Inclusive Collection guest speakers at the TravelOnly Gala, from l to r, are Brian Joseph – Hyatt Inclusive Collection; Shannon Smith – TravelOnly ; Maru Suarez – Hyatt Inclusive Collection; and Leia Marvin – TravelOnly

Luciani continued: “Together, we are shaping the future of the travel industry, and I am truly honoured to have such an amazing community of agents, suppliers, and partners by our side. Thank you for being a part of this journey and for making TravelOnly the success it is today.”

TravelOnly pulled out all the stops at this year’s Gala Awards ceremony, where it recognized the achievements of its top performers. It presented the prestigious Patrick Luciani Award to Pat Probert and Mary de Almeida, who truly embody the spirit of passion, empathy, respect, teamwork, support, and love for family that Patrick Luciani cherished deeply.

TravelOnly Presidents Club winner and popular Youtube cruise blogger “Cruising with Don” Donald Terris with Ann Luciani – TravelOnly and Greg Luciani – TravelOnly

TravelOnly also celebrated other deserving winners, including Celebrity Cruises, AmaWaterways, Transat Holidays, Krista Rothfuchs from Air Canada Vacations, Cindy Girard from Norwegian Cruise Line, Collette Tours, and Manulife, who received top awards in their respective categories.

Stephanie Griffiths, Martha Becker, Jackie Lunn, Danielle Freeman, Brenda Slater, and Shannon Smith were recognized for their outstanding achievements as well.

Best Dressed Gent at the Gala Awards was Doug Roffel of TravelOnly, seen here, from l to r, are Greg Luciani TravelOnly; Ann Luciani TravelOnly; and Doug Roffel – TravelOnly

Along with awards and education, attendees also had the chance to take some time to unwind and have fun during the conference, as they experienced the Xavage with XCaret park.

In the evening, Viking, Manulife, and Celebrity Cruises surprised conference attendees with a mixology class, where skilled bartenders taught them how to mix cocktails. It was definitely a day filled with laughter and enjoyment.

In a hotly contested Family Feud, hosted by Karen Salviato and Manulife the winners were, from l to r, Terry Declare, Sharon Bunn, Tammy Durocher, Karen Salviato, Doug Roffel and Jami Kirkham

Leia Marvin, Vice president of Sales & Marketing at TravelOnly, observed: “Looking back on this incredible week, it was nothing less than inspiration, innovation, and a shared pursuit of passion. This event has empowered us to redefine the possibilities of the travel industry and shape a brighter future for all of us.”

Suppliers train TravelOnly Advisors during a Mixology as they Mingle session,  and seen here, from l to r, are Brenda Yeomans – Celebrity Cruises; Jordana Botting – Viking Cruises; and Karen Salviato – Manulife

As for what’s to come, TravelOnly announced that its 50th anniversary National Conference & 7th Annual Awards event will take place in Las Vegas in 2024.