Jet2holidays kicks off annual VIP Independent Travel Agent Conference
Jet2holidays is whisking 250 independent travel agents away for its annual VIP Independent Travel Agent Conference to the Hard Rock Hotel in Tenerife this week. They will be joined by this year’s special guest, 80s pop star Sinitta.
Interactive knowledge sessions are being introduced and new programmes will be revealed – designed exclusively to help independent travel agents grow their business.
As well as being interviewed on stage by Jet2holidays’ Head of Trade Alan Cross, Sinitta will entertain agents with a selection of her hits at an 80’s themed opening party.
This year’s conference provides top performing and high potential agency partners with an opportunity to learn more about Jet2holidays’ future vision from CEO Steve Heapy, alongside interactive knowledge sessions designed to strengthen the company’s partnership approach to working with independent travel agents.
These sessions have been designed to help agents promote and sell package holidays in order to further boost their own growth and expansion. They focus on a number of key areas for agents including: using social media, community engagement, understanding Jet2holidays and its unique selling points such as low £60 per person deposit and free resort flight check-in, as well as tips for increasing sales conversion.
The package holiday specialist and UK’s second largest tour operator will also reveal a number of brand new tailored programmes designed exclusively for independent travel agents to help them boost sales and grow their businesses.
The first Conference will take place from Monday 27th November to Wednesday 29th November with the second conference taking place from Thursday 30th November to Saturday 2nd December. Delegates will be flown to Tenerife on an exclusively chartered brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Manchester Airport.
Both conferences will also feature presentations, supplier showcases, a Jet2holidays talent competition, a breakfast pool party, as well as a Children of the 80’s party during which Sinitta will sing some of her most famous hits. The two conferences will also feature the company’s annual high-profile awards ceremony recognising the best-selling and most successful agents of the past 12 months.
Alan Cross, Head of Trade at Jet2holidays, said: “We are all set to host independent travel agents on our biggest and best VIP annual conference yet. This year we have introduced interactive knowledge sessions that are designed to take our partnership approach one step further. These sessions are all about equipping agents with the knowledge to understand and sell real package holidays to their customers, so that they can grow their businesses. On top of that, we have some brand new programmes to announce, along with two prestigious awards ceremonies celebrating the success of our partnership approach, and of course we are delighted to have special guest Sinitta with us for both conferences.”
Located on the beachfront in Playa Paraiso, the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is part of the Palladium Hotel Group. The hotel boasts three pools, a luxurious Rock Spa® and Tenerife’s first open-air stage hosting some of the world’s most famous acts including DJ sessions, live concerts and gigs, all within the one complex. The hotel also features Free Resort Flight Check-in, a free and exclusive service to Jet2holidays which allows customers to securely check-in their luggage at the hotel on the last day of their holiday.
- You can book your stay at the Hard Rock Hotel on Playa Paraiso, Tenerife HERE
- Travel agents can visit the dedicated trade site trade.jet2holidays.com
by Elle Draper
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Gandy-Draper. Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.