Travel Professionals International | 2013 | August

TPI Makes Top 5 at 25th Virtuoso Travel Week

August 25, 2013

Travel Professionals International was recognized as one of the top 5 largest attendee groups at Virtuoso Travel Week, 11-15 August 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada, with representation by 49 of its travel advisors and staff present for TPI’s inaugural participation year.

“We’re delighted that TPI and its advisors showed such a strong commitment to their very first Virtuoso Travel Week,” said Becky Powell, Virtuoso Senior Vice President of Global Member Sales. “It’s truly a testament to their dedication and passion for providing the utmost in luxury travel to their clients.”Virtuoso Travel Week, celebrating its 25th year, is the luxury network’s premier annual event with over 4,000 travel advisors and suppliers from around the world descending on Las Vegas, Nevada, for 5 days of learning, networking, and entertainment.Virtuoso is a by-invitation-only organization comprising over 330 agencies with more than 7,200 elite travel advisors in 20 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, selling USD9.6 billion in travel annually.

TPI’s membership in Virtuoso gives its advisors direct relationships with many of the finest hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and tour operators in the world, as well as Virtuoso On-Site ground operators in more than 70 countries, all dedicated to ensuring the happiness and comfort of Virtuoso agencies’ clients. In addition, TPI advisors gain access to the latest in travel product marketing and technology in order to assist them in taking their businesses to new heights.

TPI Takes 60 to Las Vegas to Celebrate

August 23, 2013

Travel Professionals International celebrated the success of its top producing members by taking 60 advisors, advisors’ guests, and TPI staff to the Westin Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, 7-11 August 2013, as part of the company’s annual Velocity trip.

Visiting Las Vegas and surrounding areas for five days, attendees enjoyed leisure, networking, and educational components while celebrating their success alongside their TPI peers, and a delegation of TPI staff, including Morris Chia, President and CEO, Tim Morgan, Vice President, and Penny Martin, Director of Sales, among others.Exclusive to TPI advisors, the Velocity rewards program is designed to encourage advisors to gain industry designations, participate in TPI and preferred partner functions, and build their businesses through increased sales – all the while rewarding them with incentives such as higher commissions and the annual Velocity trip for TPI’s top-producing advisors and their guests.

TPI’s 2013 Velocity trip was generously sponsored by, TPI preferred partners, Air Canada, Globus, Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Red Rock Resort & Casino, and WestJet.