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TPI ‘Ignites Change’ at Annual Conference

Travel Professionals International (TPI) welcomed more than 240 of its advisors, guests and supplier partners to its conference last week on board the Norwegian Getaway.

“This year’s conference theme – IGNITE CHANGE – was to highlight the many positive changes that TPI has made this past year, as well as to inspire our network to Ignite Change and evolve their business, and set new goals for themselves,” said Zeina Gedeon, CEO.

Gedeon officially kicked off the conference with an outline of all the enhancements that TPI is investing, organizing and innovating to Ignite Change in the company.

Gedeon spoke about introduction of self-invoicing, a bilingual TPI website, TPI e-commerce store, along with many more enhanced services offered to assist advisors with their business needs.

Keynote speaker Sandra McLemore challenged the attendees to look at where they wanted their business to be with her “Number in the Circle” key note. There were also sessions revolving around Social Media, Finding Luxury Clients offline, Finding your Brilliance just to name a few.

Other highlights included:

  • #TPIGIVESBACK. TPI advisors, partners and staff collected donations of school supplies and reading materials were donated to nine public schools in Tortola, BVI.
  • TPI announced their new corporate charity, Jack.org, Canada’s only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. TPI raised almost $14,000 last week and many initiatives will be taking place over the next year to support this grassroot initiative.
  • Introduction of a TPI Mentoring program which will help new advisors gear up their travel business but also to help and support existing advisors reach the next level.
  • Velocity Reward program updates including enhancements and simplification of the program that has paid out $123,455 for FY18
  • Announcement for all upcoming TPI Reward Trips, as well as TPI’s exclusive STEP Fams to Australia and Cambodia.

In 2019, TPI will be celebrating its 25th year in business.

Morris Chia, executive chairman, commented, “In 1994, our concept and vision for this company came to fruition and TPI was founded. I am thankful every moment for what we have accomplished together as a team.”

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