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November 30, 2015 at 17:00

- Leading leisure operator hosts first ever overseas travel trade conference

- 120 agent partners attend 2-night event in Majorca, with star turn Denise Welch

- 12 agents pick up special awards

Jet2holidays continues to demonstrate its commitment to its travel agent partners by hosting its very first overseas travel trade conference in Majorca last week (26th – 28th November 2015).

The leading package holiday specialist whisked 120 of its top agents away from Manchester International Airport to the IBEROSTAR Royal Cristina in Palma for its 2-night Partnership2Success Conference.

The VIP event gave travel trade the opportunity to learn more about Jet2holidays’ future vision from CEO, Steve Heapy, plus discuss with senior members of staff from the business how to effectively promote and sell package holidays in order to help their own growth and expansion. There was also the opportunity to network with Jet2holidays’ key hotel suppliers plus an interview with top TV personality Denise Welch.

The conference culminated in a prestigious gala dinner, where 12 agents scooped awards for helping drive awareness and sales of Jet2holidays to their local customers over the past year.

Alan Cross, General Manager – Trade Sales at Jet2holidays, said: “Trade is an integral part to the ongoing growth and success of our business, accounting for a third of overall sales. We very much value our partnerships with all our agents and this conference was the perfect way to thank them for their ongoing support and commitment. It was a great success and everyone had a fantastic time!”

The 12 award winners were:

    • Top Seller, IBEROSTAR Hotels with Jet2holidays – Dawson and Sanderson, Newcastle

    • Best Seller for Jet2holidays Groups – Craig Travel, Workington, Cumbria

    • Best Seller for Jet2CityBreaks – Weir Travel, Northern Ireland

    • Best Seller to a New Jet2holidays Destination – Hays Travel, Washington

    • Best Joint Marketing Campaign – Travel By Inspire, Bramhall, Cheshire

    • Best Performing Homeworkers – The Midcounties Co-operative Personal Travel Agents, Walsall

    • Best Performing Call Centre – Affinion International Travel, Kettering

    • Best Performing Independent Travel Agent – Idle Travel

    • Best Performing Travel Agency Chain (up to 20 branches) – Stewart Travel, Glasgow

    • Best Performing Travel Agency Chain (20 plus branches) – Hays Retail, Sunderland

    • Best Newcomer for 2015 – Cumbria Travel, Whitehaven

    • Best Overall Branch Nationally – Dawson and Sanderson, Newcastle

Agents can call the trade support team for further information on 0800 408 5587 or visit the dedicated trade website trade.jet2holidays.com