Our Paradise Planners Attended The Home Based Travel Agent Forum in Orlando, FL

This past week, four of the five My Paradise Planner team members attended the Home Based Travel Agent Forum in one of the most magical places on earth:  Disney World!

Enterting Disney World, on our way to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

This forum is put on twice a year, normally in Las Vegas in Spring and then somewhere on the East Coast of the US in Fall.   The foum gives agents around the country an opportunity to network with other agents and suppliers; educate themselves on our industry so they to become the best and most knowledgable agents for their clients; and provides them with the right tools to help them build or grow their home based businesses successfully.

After attending the forum for many years, our owner, Kira Solomon, was invited to be a panelist on the "Vow To Wow: Say "I Do" to Destination Weddings" panel.   Proud to be representing both My Paradise Planner and our preferred suppliers Sandals Resorts  and Beaches Resorts; Kira discussed the secrets to her own success as a Destination Wedding and Honeymoon specialist in hopes to teach and inspire newer agents in the industry.

Our Paradise Planners attended seminars on everything from Social Media and Blogging to Certification Courses and more.  
Paradise Planners Jackie and Kira taking some time out
to work during the show.

They also had a chance to meet and network with over a hundred suppliers on the trade show floor.
Kira with Jake Coldiron and Troy Haynes from Sandals & Beaches Resorts

While on the trade show floor, Kira was interviewed out our company by Gary Fee, the President of the Outside Sales & Support Network (OSSN) 

As well as by Raven Blaire Davis, from Women Power Talk Radio.

Of course, the show wasn't all work.  All agents in attendance were given Disney park hopper tickets and were able to take advantage of the parks after a full day of training and seminars.  The My Paradise Planner team got a chance to head over to Epcot to check out the Food and Wine Festival and then ended the night at Magic Kingdom enjoying the line-free rides after the parks closed to the general public but stayed open until 1AM for those staying at the resorts.

Paradise Planners Luisa, Jackie, Kira and Robert at Epcot!
Paradise Planners Luisa, Jackie, Robert and Kira
hanging out with some travel agent friends at Epcot.
Arriving at the park while everyone is leaving...

Perhaps the best part of the entire three day show was the fact that we arrived as a group of four Paradise Planners and left as a group of FIVE (and a half).   Our team was lucky enough to meet mom-to-be, Maria (or "Ish" as she goes by), who was looking to become part of an established travel agency.  After sitting next to Jackie at one of the seminars and asking how Jackie got into the business, Ish met with Kira to discuss becoming a My Paradise Planner team member, and now we are happy to be able to say "Welcome to the My Paradise Planner team, Ish!"

Luisa, Ish, Kira, Jackie and Robert

We're so proud of our Paradise Planners.  Each of them specialize in different destinations or niches and are doing an amazing job growing their own brands.   Please don't forget that while Kira may only specialize in Sandals & Beaches resorts, our other team members can help plan and book travel all over the world.  Take a look at our list of specialists and their specialties:

We're proud of our team and love watching our company continue to grow!

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