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Nexion Travel Group’s CoNexion 2023 Kicks Off at Sea

Host Agency Members Gather for Annual Conference Aboard the Celebrity Equinox


IRVING, TX (August 19, 2023) – Nexion Travel Group, the travel industry’s premier full-service host agency, kicked off its annual member conference CoNexion today aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox. Taking place from August 19-27, 2023, the conference will sail from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. More than 520 attendees will spend the week learning, networking and exploring different ports of call.


Nexion Travel Group President Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, opened the first General Session by sharing her overwhelming enthusiasm for what’s ahead. “The excitement and energy are high among our members as we kick off CoNexion,” Friedman noted. “The connections we make, and knowledge gained this week will pay dividends throughout the rest of the year.”


CoNexion is an exciting opportunity for the Nexion community to come together to interact with the host agency’s preferred supplier partners, staff and fellow travel advisors. The year’s event will include important presentations from Nexion executives and travel industry leaders, along with six General Sessions and 49 workshops, hourlong small-group classes on everything from marketing to supplier updates to the best ways to run a business. There will also be a trade show on Friday, August 25.


“Our Education team has been hard at work ensuring that we have a well-rounded roster of workshops,” Friedman continued. “CoNexion participants have a wealth of options to choose from and all of these workshops are designed to give our members ideas and knowledge that they can put to work as soon as they get home to make their agencies even more profitable and functional.”


CoNexion 2023 will also feature Dondra Ritzenthaler as the keynote speaker. Formerly the Senior Vice President of Sales for Celebrity Cruises, Ritzenthaler retired earlier this year to pursue an encore career as a motivational speaker. Her CoNexion keynote is her first address in this new venture as she has always been a respected and staunch supporter of travel advisors.


“As travel continues to be booked at a white-hot pace, advisors are seeking connection from us, our partners and their peers about how to sustainably grow,” Friedman concluded. “I am confident that what they learn at CoNexion 2023 will have a great impact on their travel agencies and their growth as trusted travel advisors. It will be a great week and a great conference!”

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].


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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.