OJ EXCLUSIVE ON LOCATION: TPI Kicks Off Level Up Conference At Beaches Turks And Caicos
Open Jaw's Caroline Booth (third from left) and Anna Kroupina (left) with the TPI exec team: (L-R) Morris Chia, founder; Zeina Gedeon, CEO; and Caroline Hay, National Director of Sales.
CONFERENCE KICKOFF -- Open Jaw is the only Canadian trade media in Turks and Caicos to attend and cover Travel Professionals International's (TPI) "Level Up" Conference, hosted at the island's Beaches resort.
Some 200 travel advisors from all across Canada and 30 supplier partners – including WestJet Vacations, Allianz, Sunwing and Air Canada Vacations, to name a few -- are attending the conference that aims to help its network of agents "Level Up" their business, Sneha Varghese, Marketing Director, told Open Jaw.
But not only that – it's also a celebration of TPI marking 25 successful years in business in 2019, she says.
At last night's opening dinner – hosted outdoors on Beaches' Treasure Beach with live music and a fire breather performance -- Caroline Hay, Director of Sales with TPI, praised TPI founder Morris Chia for showing an "entrepreneurial spirit" and "making waves" in the industry.
Over the next few days, TPI advisors will partake in supplier presentations, breakout sessions, a roundtable discussion and many more workshops.