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Saturday,  July 13, 2024 12:11 PM 

VIDEO: PAX unpacks TTAND conference in Jordan with Flemming Friisdahl, Bruce Poon Tip & agents


VIDEO: PAX unpacks TTAND conference in Jordan with Flemming Friisdahl, Bruce Poon Tip & agents
PAX recaps The Travel Agent Next Door's conference in Jordan with TTAND Founder Flemming Friisdahl (left), G Adventures' Founder Bruce Poon Tip (right), and more.
Michael Pihach

Michael Pihach is an award-winning journalist with a keen interest in digital storytelling. In addition to PAX, Michael has also written for CBC Life, Ryerson University Magazine, IN Magazine, and DailyXtra.ca. Michael joins PAX after years of working at popular Canadian television shows, such as Steven and Chris, The Goods and The Marilyn Denis Show.

The Travel Agent Next’s Door’s 2024 “Trailblazers” conference and 10-year anniversary celebration was an event of epic proportions.

Held from June 2-9 in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, the exciting event – which participants have called “epic,” “extraordinary” and “eye opening” – involved nearly 300 travel industry professionals (227 agents, 37 supplier reps and 20 TTAND staff) and took place at three different hotels.

The week, sponsored by G Adventures, the Jordan Tourism Board and Royal Jordanian Airlines, started off like most conferences: with supplier presentations, business workshops, one-on-ones, and training seminars.

READ MORE: “It was extraordinary”: TTAND conference wraps up in Jordan; G's Bruce Poon Tip delivers keynote

But half-way in, everything transitioned to an adventure through ancient Jordan, with visits to the archaeological city of Petra, Wadi Rum desert (known for its dramatic sandstone mountains), and Aqaba, a coastal city on a gulf.

There was even a focus on community tourism as attendees visited two of G’s local Planeterra projects.

PAX was there, reporting on location – and we had our cameras rolling!

Securing an exclusive interview location in Petra, directly in front of The Treasury – a rock-cut monument that historians believe was built as a mausoleum and crypt at the beginning of the 1st century AD – we spoke to Flemming Friisdahl, founder of The Travel Agent Next Door, to learn more about his mega conference.

Our recap also features commentary from travel advisors, as well as G Adventures’ Founder Bruce Poon Tip and David Green, G’s global vice-president of sales and customer operations and managing director for Canada.

Watch it here!



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