Signature Travel Network, the travel agency cooperative now in its 61st year, held its annual sales conference Las Vegas, Dec. 7-10, bringing together nearly 2,400 participants, including 1,400 agents. The event would make this Signature conference one of the largest the group has ever staged.
Signature frontline travel consultants, managers and agency owners gathered with their travel supplier partners including Denihan Hospitality, for three days of networking and learning in a series of seminars, workshops and one-on-one networking. Hotel partners include The Surrey, The Benjamin, The James Chicago and the recently added The James New York-NoMad for 2018. Each hotel scheduled over 20-25 appointments with key agency members and participated in the trade show showcase – a reach of several hundred participants. Signature annual revenue for Denihan produces approximately $600,000.00.
Signature has signed on 280 member agencies, including 207 in U.S. and Canada and 73 international affiliates, representing 587 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Brazil.
Eve Szembek, Signature’s VP of Hotel Partnerships was the guest of The Surrey & Denihan for a meet & greet + concert with Lionel Richie.
From left to right: Ellen Gerchick-Director of Luxury Sales, The Surrey, Lionel Richie, Eve Szembek-VP Hotel Partnerships, Signature, Jon Hodges-Director of Transient Sales Partnership Accounts, Denihan
Monica Derchi, the James New York-NoMad speaking during one-on-ones with Signature members.
Gul Turkmenoglu, GM of The Benjamin & Andrea LoPiccolo with agency members.
The Benjamin Sleep Program on display during the trade show
Dan Wheeler, National Sales Director & Business Travel for The James Chicago, one on one with Signature members.
Elle Gerchick, The Surrey Director of Luxury Sales with a Signature agency owner
Denihan team on the trade show floor