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Nexion Travel Group pays tribute to veterans with its Veterans Travel Program


Host agency is offering a scholarship for veterans and active duty military spouses to learn the travel agency business

IRVING, TX, November 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — November 11th is a day that mixes spirited celebration and somber commemoration as Americans honor those who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces. This Veterans Day Nexion Travel Groupthe industry’s leading hospitality agency for independent travel professionals, spotlights veterans of the travel industry and the unique talents and knowledge they bring to this already diverse and dynamic field.

Since its inception in 2018, the Nexion Fellowship Program for Traveling Veterans has welcomed nearly 200 members. This program helps veterans access the education and resources they need to become independent travel professionals.

Veterans in Travel is offering a 50% scholarship to the award-winning Travel Leaders of Tomorrow virtual campus, which includes a rigorous curriculum, study group cohort, lectures by professors and industry leaders, and assistance with a business plan. After completing the virtual campus, traveling Nexion veterans can join Nexion Travel Group without paying an activation fee and have the option of being mentored by another veteran.

“Veterans are an untapped resource in the travel industry,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion Travel Group. “They have often traveled the world through their experiences in the armed forces and learned valuable skills during their military careers. They bring commitment, intelligence and determination to their businesses and make excellent travel advisors.”

Such a person is Manuela Henninga US Air Force veteran who served just under 30 years before going into business and starting his own travel agency, Vivi’s travels. For her, it was a natural transition.

“Veterans are well suited for a career in the travel industry,” says Henning. “We can draw on our own experiences, as most of us have lived or deployed to remote locations during our military careers. We also have access to a large network of other veterans, which gives us a great starting point to build our own client base. The Traveling Veterans Nexion program is a great entry point into the field, and so far my experience has been nothing short of amazing. I have had the chance to meet other veterans in the program, and because of that common experience that we all share, we were able to build relationships that I’m sure will be lasting, we were able to rely on each other others throughout training and beyond, much like when we were in service.”

Henning has been recognized with Nexion’s rising star award this year for her intense dedication to her business, consistently selling trips while engaging in the hard work of being a parent.

Nexion Veterans in Travel is also available for active duty military spouses. Due to the nature of military life, spouses often find themselves moving frequently, and often on short notice. Becoming a travel consultant is a great option for a portable and lucrative career that can be done from anywhere.

“Military spouses are an extremely important part of a military’s life,” Friedman commented. “Their home support allows their military spouse to focus on the big picture and often dangerous work they do. It is our privilege to provide a pathway to business ownership through this program. Spouses of military members know what it means to be flexible and serve others – being a travel counselor is a natural fit for them.”

As with any entrepreneurial venture, a myriad of challenges await these brave individuals as they transition from military to small business owner, but the skills and connections gained over years of service, combined with an insatiable appetite for exploration and adventure, are often a winning formula for success. in the travel industry. Or, as Henning puts it:

“Some bonds can never be broken; something every veteran knows and takes with them into the next chapter of their life. For me, that’s true of traveling veterans as well.”

All travel professionals interested in learning how to succeed as professional business owners, backed by Nexion Travel Group’s many benefits, are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email [email protected]. To learn more about the Nexion Veterans in Travel program, visit https://veteransintravel.com/.

About Nexion Travel Group

Nexion® Travel Group is a fully accredited hospitality agency, offering membership to independent travel professionals since 1995. Nexion Travel Group provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals, associated the best tools, technologies, marketing, education and support. . As a member of Travel Leaders Group, a division of Internova Travel Group, Nexion Travel Group is the complete onboarding agency for Multi-Agent Agencies, Corporate Agencies, Experienced Agents and Newcomers to the Travel Industry. ‘industry.

About Internova Travel Group

Internova Travel Group is one of the world’s largest travel services companies with a collection of leading brands providing personal, high-level travel expertise to leisure and corporate customers. Internova manages leisure, business and franchise businesses through a portfolio of distinct divisions. Internova represents more than 70,000 travel counselors at more than 6,000 company-owned and affiliated locations, primarily in United States, Canada and the UKwith a presence in more than 80 countries.

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