14 MAY 2019: Nexion Travel Group-Canada has announced the addition of a program for military veterans that provides scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition for training to become an independent travel advisor. This program launched in the United States in 2018 and has had great success with teaching US military veterans the knowledge and skills to open their own travel agency.

“It is incredibly exciting to bring Nexion Veterans in Travel to Canada,” said Mike Foster, President of Nexion Travel Group-Canada. “We have seen its success and are eager to support Canadian veterans in this venture.”

Recipients of the Nexion Veterans in Travel scholarships will attend the multi-course Travel Leaders of Tomorrow Virtual Campus training program featuring 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. Nexion Veterans in Travel, participants will only pay the cost of textbooks.

Nexion Travel Group-Canada and Travel Leaders of Tomorrow are both part of Travel Leaders Group.

“The travel agent profession is a thriving and exciting profession,” Foster commented.  “It’s an occupation that offers tremendous flexibility and financial rewards. For people with an entrepreneurial bent, becoming an independent travel professional is a great way to own your own business with a minimum of overhead. It also makes use of skills that military veterans have developed, such as attention to detail, international experience, flexibility and problem-solving skills. Nexion Travel Group-Canada is proud to offer this opportunity to those who have served Canada.”

Foster emphasized that those applying to Nexion Veterans in Travel don’t need to have prior travel agency experience. “What the Travel Leaders of Tomorrow curriculum does is teach participants the business skills necessary to become a travel advisor, and helps them set up a business and marketing plan for their travel agency.”

Independent travel consultants who join the Nexion Travel Group host agency network receive a wide range of benefits and services including ticketing, operations and fulfillment support, along with technology, marketing and continuing education.

Additional information on Veterans in Travel, along with scholarship applications, are available on the Nexion Veterans in Travel website.

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