Revealed: Our 2018 Annual VIP Conference for Independent Travel Agents


Posted in Announcements

May 25, 2018 at 13:30

We were delighted to meet with the Provincial Delegation of Almeria this week, to talk about our massively expanded Summer 18 programme to Costa de Almeria, which makes Jet2holidays the largest tour operator to the region from the UK.

This year’s conference further strengthens our commitment to independent travel agency partners and follows our biggest ever conference which took place last year.

The details of the conference were revealed by Jet2holidays’ Head of Trade, Alan Cross, at an exclusive launch event for agency partners in London. He announced that we will fly over 270 independent travel agents to the conference, which takes place from Monday 26th November to Thursday 29th November, with the spectacular 5-star Gloria Golf Resort in Belek, near Antalya, providing a luxurious backdrop.

Instead of a pair of two day conferences, this year’s single extended conference will give top performing agency partners even more opportunity to learn about how they can work in partnership to promote and sell package holidays to drive business growth. They will hear all about our future vision from senior figures including CEO Steve Heapy, and take part in sessions with representatives from right across Jet2holidays, giving them insight into all the opportunities that are available to them through working in partnership with us.

There will also be presentations, supplier showcases and a gala dinner, as well as a high-profile awards ceremony recognising the best-selling and most successful agents of the past 12 months. A number of other exciting announcements will be made ahead of the conference, so watch this space for more news.

Alan Cross, Head of Trade at Jet2holidays, said: “We believe 100% in selling through independent travel agents, which is why our partnership approach to working with them goes from strength to strength. Since our last conference we have grown our trade team to 18, introduced more partnership initiatives, and launched a huge Summer 19 programme, all of which gives our agency partners even more opportunity to grow their businesses.

“As well as celebrating this, and saying thank you to our all-important independent agency partners for their support, this conference is a great time to get together and explore the partnership opportunities that Jet2holidays offers so that we can continue to enjoy even more success. Against the spectacular backdrop of the Gloria Golf Resort and the beautiful Antalya region, this promises to be our best and most productive conference ever.”

With direct access to its own private beach, the Gloria Golf Resort is part of the Gloria Hotels & Resorts Group, which has earned an award-winning reputation as a company consistently redefining standards. The hotel boasts its own championship golf course, on-site waterpark, a number of indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a wide selection of mouth-watering eateries and superb bars.

The hotel is located in Belek, in the Antalya region of Turkey, a destination experiencing huge demand thanks to its great value and fantastic climate, cuisine and culture. As a result, we have more than trebled capacity to Antalya for Summer 18 and we are expanding across all our nine UK bases again for Summer 19.

Delegates will be flown to Antalya on chartered flights using our brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with departure bases to be confirmed soon.

If you are an independent travel agent and are interested in learning more about how you could benefit from working in partnership with Jet2holidays, please visit our dedicated trade site: