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TPI Readies 2010 Annual Conference
03/16/2010 - Travel Professionals International

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International Joanie Ogg(TPI), Canada’s largest network of independent travel consultants, today announces the details of its forthcoming 2010 TPI Annual Conference, 18-22 April 2010, at the RIU Palace Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The theme of the conference, Action! 2010, Take, lead and inspire, engages the over 100 registered delegates to take home great ideas, be leaders in the industry, and be inspired through awareness and networking opportunities.

Kicking off this message is keynote speaker and 35-year travel industry veteran Joanie Ogg who will be imparting expertise on working in an engaging and productive environment.

"Joanie's wealth of knowledge, specifically in the independent travel consultant market, is sure to inspire Associates to take action in 2010, bringing them much success as they grow their own travel businesses," said Melanie Carter, TPI's National Marketing Manager and Conference Chair.

Encouraging Associates to be leaders in their fields, delegates are being given the opportunity to complete their Certified Travel Counsellor and Certified Sandals Specialist designations during the conference. Technological education will take place in the form of sales workshops related to advancements in social media and the importance of using TPI's various customer relationship platforms to enhance communication and the customer experience.

Inspiring voluntourism, Associates will be taking part in a special volunteer exercise including an opportunity to help elementary school children, tour a local village and a Dominican home, and visit a coffee and chocolate plantation.

Associates will be able to take advantage of networking opportunities with over 20 preferred partner representatives along with numerous property site inspections.

The 2010 TPI Annual Conference is platinum-sponsored by the Thomas Cook Group of Companies and the RIU Palace Punta Cana.

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For over fifteen years, Travel Professionals International (TPI) has been the premier provider of outsourced travel solutions to independent travel agents and agencies. Backed by a head office support system with over forty highly skilled travel professionals, a world-class reservation system, and excellent supplier relationships, over 700 TPI Associates are ready and available to provide full-service travel solutions. More information is available at www.tpi.ca. TPI - We'll Take You There

TPI’s 15th Anniversary celebrations are well underway for the fifteen months from May 2009 onward and include special incentives and prizes each month for TPI’s partners – staff, suppliers/industry partners, associates, and consumers, respectively. In celebration of its fifteen years, TPI has released a video telling its story as well as sending well-wishes from preferred partners and team members: www.tpi.ca/fifteenth.asp.

TPI is a member of the I.A.S. - Independent Agency Services Corp. group of companies. www.iascorp.ca