Maritime Travel welcomed the largest number of agents yet to its 2017 National Staff Conference, setting an attendance record the weekend of Nov. 24-26.
The retail chain closed down all 116 locations across Canada and brought all employees to Halifax for a weekend of personal/professional development, and celebration. The theme of the conference was 'Hats Off To You!'
“Maritime Travel is coming off a record year, so our conference was a chance to celebrate all our wonderful agents for such an accomplishment,” said Carol Buchanan, president of retail, Maritime Travel. “We fly all our agents to Halifax and treat them to a jam-packed weekend. It’s a great opportunity for agents from coast to coast to get to know each other, and to meet a large number of our suppliers.”
The conference included a large supplier trade show on the Friday evening, followed by product training the next day, offered by 40 different suppliers. They then enjoyed personal and professional development sessions in the afternoon. On Saturday night, the agents’ years of service were celebrated at a Gala Awards Dinner, where agents with five to 30 years of service were honoured.
This year’s conference also saw Maritime Travel commission a song for their agents written and performed by Juno-Award-winning singer Meaghan Smith, with each agent taking home a copy of the song.