FORT WORTH, TEXAS – July 31, 2023 – CCRA Travel Commerce Network recently completed its first two PowerSolutions LIVE regional training and networking events of 2023 for travel advisors, drawing a record number of participants that even topped 2019’s banner attendance. The company has also reached maximum capacity for its upcoming PowerSolutions LIVE in Puerto Rico, the first of its regional showcases to be held outside the continental US that will additionally feature a three-day destination FAM slated for next month. Turnout of just these three regional events exceeds previous attendance records with several hundred travel advisors participating, plus dozens of top industry executives, travel suppliers, and destinations.
“We are thrilled with the outstanding results of our PowerSolutions LIVE events that keep growing in popularity among both travel advisors and suppliers. “More and more advisors and suppliers are realizing that our PowerSolutions LIVE events are one of the best channels for agency owners and advisors to fuel business growth, and form more meaningful connections,” said Dic Marxen, President and CEO of CCRA. “At our most recent event in Washington, D.C., we actually had to expand our roundtables session, adding an extra room to ensure that all attendees and suppliers were able to benefit fully this from face-to-face interchange opportunity – one of PowerSolutions’ most highly anticipated segments.”
Rave reviews continue rolling in from travel agency owners, advisors, and suppliers about the most recent PowerSolutions LIVE held on July 18, 2023.
“I really enjoyed being a part of this very successful event. The quality and the level of engagement from the advisors was quite impressive,” said Alex L. Pinelo, CTC, MCC Senior Vice President, Sales for AmaWaterways, presenting sponsor of PowerSolutions LIVE Washington, D.C. “I must say I loved every minute of it!”
“I feel that meeting face-to-face with the suppliers (at PowerSolutions LIVE) was delightful. The intimacy of the number of suppliers and the industry colleagues being approachable enabled me to be intentional with my connections. Meeting with them helps me advance my business by establishing new connections and building my group travel business with different travel styles for my clientele. I am so happy I attended. These relationships are already blossoming in complimenting my business and adding additional revenue. I am in the happiness business and the vetted and hand-selected folks CCRA introduced me to are pure sunshine vibes all around. I highly recommend it. I love that this was a one-day event. Amazingly done!” said Luxury Travel Advisor Larissa Parks of Hitched 360.
Each regional PowerSolutions LIVE event features a full day of scheduled professional development and networking programming. Recent events in Washington, D.C. and Chicago included three main sections. First, travel advisors joined in educational sessions led by industry leaders. Next advisors created valuable connections with top travel suppliers at interactive roundtables. Then, after lunch, advisors cultivated key relationships with suppliers and industry colleagues at an interactive trade show.
“Not only are we beyond pleased with the attendance achievement that our team has attained, but we are also ecstatic to hear and see all of the outstanding comments and reviews from both the travel advisor community and our valued supplier partners, many who have already committed to participating in and sponsoring future CCRA events due to their success at this year’s PowerSolutions events,” said Peter Pincus, CTC, Chief Commercial Officer of CCRA. “Presenting the most beneficial opportunities for both travel advisors and travel suppliers is truly what makes our PowerSolutions LIVE platform a tremendous success!”
The next PowerSolutions LIVE event, which is now sold out, will be taking place in Puerto Rico and will include a three-day familiarization trip co-hosted by Discover Puerto Rico. With the sell-out status of PowerSolutions LIVE Puerto Rico, travel agency owners, advisors, and suppliers can look forward to CCRA expanding its future PowerSolutions LIVE events to include more FAM opportunities for further in-depth training in travel destinations.
In Q4, PowerSolutions LIVE New York will be held on December 5, 2023, at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd St. New York, NY 10021. Additional details will be offered at https://www.ccra.com/powersolutions/ — registration opens soon.
PowerSolutions LIVE events are open to travel advisors of all experience levels who are members of TRUE, ARC, IATA, CLIA, and ASTA. Travel advisors are encouraged to register early to guarantee their spot at these popular events
Established nearly 50 years ago, CCRA International, Inc. continues pioneering novel and creative platforms and programs that connect travel professionals and suppliers with the products and services they need to drive revenue, relationships, and brand recognition in the travel marketplace.
CCRA features an International Air that Division focused on providing access to exclusive international air commissions; a 24/7 Travel Industry Call-Center Division staffed with expert travel advisors; a Membership Services Division that encompasses: the TRUE code agency accreditation and identification program, Travel Advisor Global Network (TAGN) – CCRA’s host agency; and a powerful Global Supplier Network that includes PowerSolutions LIVE travel advisor training and supplier networking events. The company is dedicated to sustainability for our planet. For more information, visit www.ccra.com.