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Nexion Travel Group Names the 2021 U.S. Rising Star

Award is given yearly to a new travel advisor who shows great promise


IRVING, TX (September 27, 2021) – Amy Butcher, owner of Pineapple Destinations, has been named as Nexion Travel Group’s Rising Star for the United States. The premier host agency for travel professionals gives this annual award to a new Nexion Travel Group member whose sales, skills, engagement and attitude have set them up for an impressive start in their career as a travel advisor.

Butcher participated in Veterans in Travel, a joint venture between Nexion Travel Group and Travel Leaders of Tomorrow. Veterans in Travel offers qualified military veterans and their spouses a partial scholarship for Travel Leaders of Tomorrow Virtual Campus training program, where they learn the travel business and how to set up their own agency.

Since attending the Nexion Essentials course in January 2021, Butcher has had high-dollar bookings every month, and into mid-2022. Her overall sales are in the six figures, and she actively uses Travel Leaders’ Agent Profiler on TravelLeaders.com to develop new leads. Nexion Travel Group is part of Travel Leaders Network, the largest network of travel agencies in North America.

“Amy is truly a star,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion Travel Group. “It is not easy to enter the industry during a pandemic, but Amy really used this time wisely to set up Pineapple Destinations, take some classes and develop the skills needed for success. Obviously, she did that very well! Her bookings are tremendous for such a new travel advisor, and her success is a testament to the grit she developed during her time in the armed forces, and her overall go-getter personality. I have every confidence that Amy will be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.”

All travel professionals interested in learning how to succeed as a professional business owner, backed by Nexion Travel Group’s many great benefits, are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email [email protected].


 About Nexion Travel Group

Nexion® Travel Group is a fully accredited host agency, offering membership to independent travel professionals since 1995. Nexion Travel Group provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support. As part of Travel Leaders Group, a division of Internova Travel Group, Nexion Travel Group is the complete host agency for multi-agent agencies, corporate agencies, experienced agents and those new to the industry.

About Internova Travel Group

Internova Travel Group is one of the largest travel services companies in the world with a collection of leading brands delivering high-touch, personal travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients. Internova manages leisure, business and franchise firms through a portfolio of distinctive divisions. Internova represents more than 62,000 travel advisors in over 6,000 company-owned and affiliated locations predominantly in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a presence in more than 80 countries.