Travel To Change The World and Chimu Adventures held their first two Revolution Roadshows in Brisbane and Sydney this week to overwhelmingly positive agent feedback.
Unique in format, both the Brisbane and Sydney events were ‘non–salesy‘ styled roadshows that encompassed a range of inspirational speakers and practical workshops that focussed on the ever-changing travel landscape and the role that agents can individually play in selling travel to benefit everyone and indeed the planet itself.
The message was simple: “Travel is powerful, and everyone in the industry can influence travellers to make informed and sustainable choices about the way they travel and the places they visit”.
The relevant key themes and takeaways included ‘Remembering why you began a career in travel’, ‘Finding your purpose’, ‘Future proofing yourself and your business’, ‘Sustainable travel trends’, ‘Challenging traditional mindsets’ and ‘Developing your travel niches’.
The insights were reinforced by the message that in a digital world of online bookings, it is still agents that can have the most profound effect on customers and as caring human beings makes it their most significant competitive advantage.
Over the course of the afternoon at the Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel in Sydney, agents heard from KARRYON and ‘Travel To Change The World’ Founder Matt Leedham, Chimu Adventures Co-Founders Greg Carter and Chad Carey as well as The B Hive Founder Tammy Marshall, Carolyn Childs from Mytravelresearch.com and Executive GM Sales and Distribution Mike Stein from Covermore Insurance.
KARRYON General Manager, Anthony Valeriano Emcee’d both the events.
The Brisbane event at Cloudland also saw Personal Travel Manager Jasmine Le-Blang share her transformative story of working with women only tours and domestic violence victims as well as Tourism Queensland’s ‘Best Job In the World’ winner Ben Southall talk about his remarkable personal journey.
Speaking about her experience at the event, Personal Travel Manager Kerstin Rheinlander from Brisbane said;
“This was one of the most inspirational agent events I have attended in a long time. No sales pitches, no promotion of being better than others, just pure passion and purpose. It resonated with me in such a way that I will take a closer look at how I run my business. I’m inspired to formulate my purpose and how I can do more for the greater good through travel.”
While other agent feedback included; “Thank you for a very different afternoon, filled with inspiration and ideas to take on new adventure planning for my clients and also for myself!” Suzanne Markham, Personal Travel Manager.
“It was such a fantastic event. Anyone who missed it in Brisbane missed out on one of the best events I have been to.” Deanne Scanlan, Bhutan Travel.
KARRYON and Travel To Change The World Founder Matt Leedham said “Seeing how engaged, inspired and passionate agents are about making a difference over the last two days has blown my mind. For me, it’s a testament to just how incredible this industry truly is and how together, we can all use the power of travel to change the world.”
Chimu Adventures Co-Founder Greg Carter said “The Roadshows have renewed my passion for the industry and the immense potential to drive change in this market. I dream that one day there will be an accreditation process specific to the travel industry throughout the entire travel food chain.”
Co-Founder Chad Carey added “It’s great to be engaged in a process that is about the impact we can have on the industry. We’ve got an opportunity to create a groundswell of change from the frontline.”
The Revolution Roadshow sponsored by Covermore Insurance and KARRYON continues next Wednesday, August 15th in Melbourne at the South Wharf Cargo Hall from 2pm – 7pm and the good news is – LIMITED SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
Head over to REVOLUTION ROADSHOW to register now.
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