Travel Counsellors enjoy some of the best perks a travel franchise has to offer. On 28th September 65 of our highest-selling Travel Counsellors, known as ‘Gold Travel Counsellors’ jetted off to the Algarve for one of the two Gold Weekends we host every year.
It’s a chance for Gold Travel Counsellors from all over the globe to get together and celebrate a year of hard work and big achievements. Joanne Cowdery and Sharon Court, who both vowed to have achieved Gold before the 2018 Annual Conference in November, celebrated their success over the weekend. Joanne, who has increased her business by over 30% in 2018, said:
“It has changed my mindset and I feel very motivated to keep my Gold status now. I grew in confidence, picked up the phone and asked for referrals more and chased quotes until they closed or booked, and that’s how I achieved Gold.”
Sharon, who wanted to reach Gold within 5 years of becoming a Travel Counsellor, attended our ‘Going for Gold’ training event in February and has achieved her goal with 6 months to spare.
“Something just clicked; I understood my value more and spent more time and focus on the clients that valued me too. I use Phenix as much as possible, and I’m able to control my margin to set a price which benefits me but is also suitable for my client. The Gold trip was fabulous and I came away having made new friends. I want to be on that trip next year, so my next goal is to retain Gold.”
Our Travel Counsellors were accompanied by 17 Head Office colleagues and representatives from our sponsors MSC Cruises, Scenic, Travelport and Rental Cars. Plus, Travel Counsellors’ partners were invited along too, with 33 taking up the offer and joining us to celebrate.
The group stayed at the luxurious Anantara Vilamoura and enjoyed a welcome conference session, black tie Gala dinner, and a choice of excursions, or simply some free time to kick back and relax, prosecco in hand.