Vacations.com’s 16th annual International Conference & Trade Show will be held June 8-12 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The theme for this year’s event is “All Access,” giving attendees an all access pass to learn about the latest in the travel industry, participate in numerous training workshops, and partake in lessons by travel journalist and CBS News travel editor, Peter Greenberg, who is known as” The Travel Detective” for his New York Times best-seller Travel Detective Series. Greenberg will be discussing the lost art of conversation and why it’s important for travel agents to engage in meaningful conversations with clients. Also, Jason Dorsey, known as “The Gen Y Guy,” will be discussing how to attract and keep Gen Y customers, whose spending power is estimated at $240 billion annually in the U.S.
This year’s conference will showcase more than 150 booths at the trade show on June 9; attendees can meet with suppliers during a roundtable session on June 10; and take part in an Experience Room where guests receive personal advice and hands-on training on Vacation.com programs such as CruisePRO, Engagement, In-Sites, Stream, Agent Universe, and more. This year’s Power Speaker sessions will be held on June 11 including Stuart Ellis-Myers, president of Twitch, Inc.; Sherrie & Charlie Funk, Just Cruisin’ Plus; Bob Becker, Norwegian Cruise Line; and a technology board of of some of the industry’s top technology experts.