By Emily Peters
Contributing Writer
Montrose Travel

In the spring of 2017, MTravel launched Jump Start LIVE!, a three-day, intensive training boot camp to help beginner agents get their travel agency off to a stellar start. It’s a concept we’ve been chewing on for years, and 2017 turned out to be the perfect time to turn our award-winning Jump Start Series webinars into a live professional development event.

Jump Start LIVE vs. Annual Educational Conference?
As giant advocates for ongoing professional development, we’re constantly coming up with ways to help our home based travel agents sell better, smarter and faster.

That said, we know it can be difficult to choose one training/networking event over another. For those wondering if there’s overlap between Jump Start LIVE! and MTravel’s Annual Educational Conference, rest assured: they’re two different animals. Both are worthwhile.


Jump Start LIVE Annual Educational Conference
Tailored to beginner agents and agents new to hosting with MTravel


Open to all experience levels with a blend of beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions


Lower registration cost for 2.5-days intensive education over a weekend


Registration varies for up to 7 days of education + pre or post excursions


Intensive focus on business fundamentals and achievable short-term goals


Focus on tools and tactics for short-and-long term growth


Intimate attendee group to connect with peers at your experience level


Larger attendee mix with access to best practices from experienced agents


Opportunity to meet wide array of MTravel support, employees and leadership


Opportunity to spend more one-on-one time with MTravel preferred suppliers


Held at MTravel headquarters in Los Angeles to see inner workings of our flagship location


Features new destination and supplier product every year with destination training, site/ship inspections and pre/post excursions


So IS Jump Start LIVE! Worth It?
We’ll let some of our attendee testimonials do the talking:

Absolutely amazing ladies! So approachable, which makes you feel comfortable asking questions.  Never heard one question they couldn’t answer or that they couldn’t get back to you. Andi was great too: warm and inviting.”

– Susan Bernier, Pursue Travel

The event was very informative, very organized and a great opportunity to network with suppliers and colleagues. I appreciate all the hard work and effort that went into the weekend and it only reconfirmed that I made the right decision in joining M Travel. Everyone goes above and beyond for our success.”

– Sheena Dersidan, IAMSHEGLOBAL

Excellent training and networking session!  The big picture the travel industry, hosting agency, supplier relationship, and how I fit in as an independent contractor finally became clear to my mind!”

– Doreen Coones, Coones Travel and Tours

Needless to say, we’re thrilled with the results with our inaugural Jump Start LIVE! We’ll be hosting round two October 20–22, 2017 and registration is open now. Contact us today at 800-870-5799 to join MTravel and register before space fills up!


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