People –Travel Leaders New Program Assists Veterans In Careers

Jackie Friedman joins Paul and Elizabeth on this podcast originally broadcast on AFN, to discuss an innovative new program designed to aid veterans who want careers in the travel industry through the Travel Leaders of Tomorrow course. With full scholarships and expert training and guidance, the program gives veterans a headstart in a career that builds on their experience around the world. 

Travel Leaders Group and Nexion, the travel industry’s premier host travel agency, are introducing a new program for military veterans that provides scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition for training to become an independent travel consultant. In addition, once participants are ready to launch their agency, Nexion will waive all membership fees for eligible scholarship recipients for up to 24 months.  The program has been officially endorsed by AMVETS (American Veterans), one of country’s leading military veterans support and advocacy organizations.

Recipients of the Nexion Veterans in Travel scholarships will attend the award-winning, multi-course Travel Leaders of Tomorrow training program featuring highly experienced instructors, comprehensive online courses, weekly live instruction in a small study group and guidance in preparing a business plan for their future travel agency. Tuition for the full program normally costs $1,800. Nexion and Travel Leaders of Tomorrow are both part of Travel Leaders Group, one of the country’s largest travel agency companies.

“The travel agent profession is very much thriving and growing,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion.  “We are in need of a greater number of travel professionals and it’s an occupation that offers tremendous flexibility in terms of schedule and location with many agents working from home. It would be an ideal career choice for many veterans.”  Friedman added, “Once they are ready to establish their agency, they will receive support through Nexion coaching and peer mentorship. In fact, we have a number of Nexion travel professionals who have a military background and have volunteered to serve as professional mentors to those who graduate from Nexion Veterans in Travel.”