SEPTEMBER 3rd

Arrivals

4:30pm - 6:00pm Property tour and art gallery viewing

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6:00PM - 9:00pm Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Delta Air Lines and Delta Vacations


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SEPTEMBER 4th  

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast

A giant playground where beauty transcends landscapes. A warm welcome from friendly locals. A unique, creative culture with discoveries around each corner. That’s Québec! Visitors can discover it in at least 8 different ways: from our local flavours to our culture and living history, our vibrant cities and festivities name just a few unique experiences. QuébecOriginal, the official tourism brand, promotes this spectacular destination to the world while serving as a resource to travel industry partners and the media.

Sponsored by QuébecOriginal

8:45am - 10:15am General Session

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10:35am - 12:45pm Workshops

  • Modernize Your Elevator Pitch to Convert New Leads
    The standard elevator pitch can be seen as antiquated, but the power of a well-executed message about your business can help secure new leads and create referrals. With just a little data, you can target the customers you want, book meaningful experiences and grow your niche. This workshop will cover the anatomy of a pitch, how to craft your pitch and how to target it to different markets/demographics, as well as provide attendees with time to create, practice and workshop their pitch in real-time with colleagues.
    Presented by Gina Bang, Marketing Manager, Avanti Destinations

  • The Art of Consultative Selling
    Attendees of this workshop will learn how to smartly and efficiently engage with and qualify their clients in a way that cultivates long-lasting, fruitful relationships.
    Presented by Julia Pirrung, Founder and President, Jet Set World Travel; Founder and Global Strategic Advisor, AXUS

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1:00pm - 2:15pm Lunch

Discover why “There’s Nothing Like Australia”
Big, bold and colorful, Australia is utterly unique. With sensational coastlines, diverse wildlife, and incredible food and wine, “There’s Nothing Like Australia”. Join us as we look at the highlights of Australia’s experiences and destinations, as well as it’s climate, culture and geography, providing a launch-pad for you to effectively design itineraries and overcome selling obstacles. We will also explore the Aussie Specialist Program; our free online training resource and gateway to all things down under.
Sponsored by Tourism Australia

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3:00pm Scavenger Hunt

Sponsored by Authentic Vacations, Avanti Destinations, Celebrity Cruises, Funjet Vacations, GOGO Vacations, Intrepid Group, Norwegian Cruise Line, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tourism Australia, and Virgin Voyages

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6:30pm - 9:30pm Dinner Reception

Sponsored by Funjet Vacations


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SEPTEMBER 5th

6:00am - 6:45am Yoga

Sponsored by Aspen Chamber Resort Association

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7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast

Your Potential
How far are you willing to go…
Presented by Jenn Lee, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Travel Planners International
Sponsored by Travel Planners International

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8:15am - 12:00pm Morning Activities

Sponsored by Trafalgar Tours

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1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch

The Islands of Tahiti: Just Eight Hours from California Yet a World Away
The Islands of Tahiti: The word evokes visions of an island paradise. Just eight hours from San Francisco and Los Angeles,it’s closer than you think and easier to travel to then you might imagine. With 118 islands boasting high, rugged mountain peaks, coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, white sand, palm-fringed beaches and luxuriously intimate resorts, each unique island reveals unforgettable landscapes and authentic cultural experiences. Travel2 has served the North American market for over 50 years spreading the wonders of the South Pacific islands. As a B2B wholesale company, 100% dedicated to the travel advisor community, Travel2 has access to over 6,500 South Pacific products and promises to deliver quality customer service to your clients.

Sponsored by Tahiti Tourisme and Travel2

2:30pm - 4:35pm Workshops

4:45pm - 6:00pm Closing General Session

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  • Think Tank
    During the Think Tank, attendees can ask questions, exchange ideas, challenges, and innovative strategies as they share and learn from each other in this moderated open discussion format.

  • Keynote Speaker, sponsored by Aspen Chamber Resort Association
    Your Joy is Your Genius
    Find out your soul profile and explore your dharma or purpose in life in this closing session designed to reflect on two magnificent days of learning and experiencing in a beautiful setting. What is it that truly brings you joy in life? Can you see yourself living a life where heartfelt joy is your compass? What are the blocks to living that life and what is an intention and affirmation you can set right now to start moving in that direction? Your beliefs create your life, are you living in an abundance or scarcity mindset? Are you operating from fear or love? Choose Love.
    Presented by Gina Murdock, Founder and Co-Director, Lead with Love

  • Closing Remarks
    Presented by Mindy Poder, Executive Editor, TravelAge West

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7:00pm - 9:00pm Evening Reception

Sponsored by The W Aspen

9:15pm - 11:15pm After-hours Party

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Sponsored by AIC Hotel Group and GOGO Vacations


SEPTEMBER 6TH

Departures


*Please note: Content is tentative and subject to change.