This year’s conference – themed ‘La Gran Reunion’ (The Big Reunion) – will be attended by more than 300 independent travel agency partners and delegates, with senior figures from the UK’s second largest tour operator showcasing how Jet2holidays plans to further strengthen its partnership approach to working with agents.
Details of the conference were revealed by Jet2holidays’ Head of Trade, Alan Cross, at an exclusive launch event for agency partners in Manchester. He announced that the conference will take place from Monday, November 25 to Thursday, November 28, with the stylish and luxurious AR Diamante Beach & Spa in the beautiful town of Calpe chosen as this year’s conference venue.
For the second year, there will be one single extended conference, with top performing agency partners coming together to learn how they can work in partnership to promote and sell package holidays to drive business growth.
They will hear about Jet2holidays’ future vision from senior figures including CEO Steve Heapy, and take part in sessions with representatives from right across the Jet2holidays business, giving them insight into the stability and strength of the company, as well as all the opportunities that are available to them through working in partnership with the package holiday specialist.
There will also be presentations, supplier showcases, a gala dinner, quiz, and a high-profile awards ceremony recognising the best-selling and most successful agents of the past 12 months. For the third and final year, the popular Jet2holidays’ Got Talent competition will give agents the opportunity to showcase their talents on stage, this time at the prestigious Benidorm Palace.
After a string of popular VIP guest appearances at previous conferences, this year’s star attraction is none other than singer Peter Andre. As well as entertaining agents with a selection of his smash hits, he will also take part in an on-stage Q&A with Alan Cross – a format that has thrown up some interesting revelations in previous years!
Alan Cross, Head of Trade at Jet2holidays, said: “Since we last came together for our annual VIP conference, our partnership approach to working with independent travel agents has gone from strength to strength and we remain absolutely committed to supporting them. We have grown our trade team to 20, launched new destinations, and invested continually in our partnership to success strategy, giving our agency partners even more opportunity to grow their businesses.
“This year’s conference will celebrate these successes, but more importantly it will give us the opportunity to come together and examine the mutually beneficial partnership opportunities that Jet2holidays offers. With Peter Andre joining us at the AR Diamante Beach & Spa, this promises to be our most productive and most star-studded conference to date.”
The modern and stylish AR Diamante Beach & Spa is a luxurious hotel in Calpe, which is situated in the heart of the Costa Blanca. Calpe offers a mix of Spanish charm combined with modern facilities, giving holidaymakers a choice of history, sightseeing, culture, cuisine and fantastic beaches. The hotel is perfect for couples and families, with three swimming pools, a spa, piano bar, and three restaurants.
Delegates will be flown to Alicante Airport on chartered flights from Birmingham and Newcastle Airport, using the company’s brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
If you are an independent travel agent and are interested in learning more about how you could benefit from working in partnership with Jet2holidays, visit the company’s dedicated Trade site: trade.jet2holidays.com