Around 1,750 delegates gathered for company updates and insights
The Travel Counsellors Global Annual Conference, taking place from 24 to 26 November 2023, at Manchester Central Convention Complex in the UK, is one of the largest events ever hosted by the growing home-working franchise travel company.
The event gathered 1,750 Travel Counsellors delegates from the UK and UAE.
Originally stablished in the UK, Travel Counsellors expanded into the UAE and now has a team of around 80 registered agents serving the region.
Steve Byrne, the company’s chief executive, said: “This year marks an important milestone for us as we’re proud to host a record number of attendees, including over 1,000 Travel Counsellors and their partners along with over 200 suppliers all united under our ‘One Team’ ethos.”
‘One Team’, this year’s theme, is said to underscore the “power and strength of the Travel Counsellors community”.
Across daytime conference sessions and evening events, delegates received updates from the company’s support team and insights from experts and guest speakers.
Bubbles and Brunch, a new feature in the agenda, gave agents the chance to meet gold-level colleagues, welcome new members of the franchise and speak to sponsors.
At the annual events, during the gala dinner, outstanding contributions are recognised with awards, while the Travel Market showcases products and updates from supplier partners, numbering more than 200. This year's headline sponsors are Silversea, Celebrity Cruises, Bedsonline, Accor Hotels, Travelsphere & Just You, Intrepid and Disney Destinations.
Travel Counsellors made this year’s conference its most sustainable yet by asking guests to embrace a four-part pledge. This includesd eliminating single-use plastics, achieving carbon neutrality (by paying for emissions to be offset following the event), ensuring no waste is sent to landfill and having 15% lower like-for-like carbon emissions compared with last year’s conference.
For more information, visit www.travelcounsellors.ae