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24 May 2018

BY James Chapple

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Jet2holidays to host 2018 conference in Turkey

Jet2holidays will whisk more than 270 of its top performing agents off to Turkey later this year for its annual VIP conference - its largest to date.

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Jet2holidays to host 2018 conference in Turkey

This year’s conference will be held at the five-star Gloria Golf Resort in Belek in the Antalya region of Turkey over November 26-29.


Unlike last year’s conference in Tenerife though, which was split into two two-day events, Jet2holidays will this year host one single bumper session for special guests.


The announcement was made by Jet2holidays head of trade Alan Cross at an exclusive launch event for agency partners in London on Thursday evening (May 24).


The aim of the conference is to educate agents on how they can work more closely in partnership with Jet2holidays to promote and sell packages, and drive growth.


Senior figures including Jet2holidays chief executive Steve Heapy will address delegates, while agents will take part in sessions with representatives from across the business.


The conference will come to a climactic finale with a gala dinner and awards ceremony recognising its most successful agent partners over the past 12 months.


“We believe 100% in selling through independent travel agents,” said Cross. “Which is why our partnership approach to working with them goes from strength to strength.


“Since our last conference we have grown our trade team to 18, introduced more partnership initiatives, and launched a huge summer 2019 programme, all of which gives our agency partners even more opportunity to grow their businesses.


“As well as celebrating this, and saying thank-you to our all-important independent agency partners for their support, this conference is a great time to get together and explore the partnership opportunities Jet2holidays offers so we can continue to enjoy even more success.


“Against the spectacular backdrop of the Gloria Golf Resort and the beautiful Antalya region, this promises to be our best and most productive conference ever.”


Jet2 chose the Antalya region due to the huge demand in the area, with airline Jet2.com and tour operator Jet2holidays more than trebling capacity to Antalya for summer 2018 and expanding all nine UK bases for summer 2019.


Departure bases for the conference will be announced shortly, and Jet2holidays has teased further conference announcements in the lead up to November.

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