PHOTO: Knowledge of new travel-related tech is crucial for travel agents. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
MTravel has introduced MTech Academy, a new tech-focused professional development program for independent travel professionals.
The two-and-half-day, live workshop showcases the host agency’s technology solutions to streamline daily operations and strengthen marketing strategies for each of its participating member agencies.
The inaugural event will take place June 2 to 4 in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.
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MTech is designed for both new and experienced travel professionals looking to use technology and gain a competitive edge. It includes academic sessions and live demonstrations aimed at showcasing the practical application of the latest technological tools and trends.
“For years, MTravel has been fortunate to be able to employ an incredible in-house web development team and collaborate with the best technology partners in the industry,” said Andi Mysza, head of MTravel Hosting Services.
“MTech Academy will dive into these programs and tools to show our agents how to boost profits by staying technologically relevant.”
Topics for the MTech Academy agenda include affordable cloud-based business tools, effective travel booking tools, social media advertising, digital marketing technology and more.
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A meet-and-greet cocktail party will allow attendees to mix with their peers, MTravel staff and preferred technology supplier partners. One-on-one supplier workshops will supply agency-specific guidance to each student.
As a special bonus, the first 30 MTech Academy registrants will be invited to an exclusive professional development session at Virtuoso’s headquarters in Fort Worth.
Registration for MTech Academy includes all session materials, lunches and networking events. Space is limited. Interested travel specialists can call 800-870-5799 to learn more