Dugan’s Travels is separating itself from other host agencies through Dugan’s University. With the expansion of this program over the years, Dugan’s Travels is attracting more experienced agents as well as agents new to the travel industry.
The three member Dugan’s U Team, Shari Speer, Virginia Busceme, and Carolyn Orf, work hard to develop programing for agents that is valuable, cost effective, and comprehensive. Dugan’s is proud to be on the short list of host agencies that offer formal educational opportunities outside of new agent training.
Dugan’s University is comprised of 2-3 annual agent events. Each event offers something different to agents and it is not unheard of for an agent to attend all in a year.
Dugan’s University @ Anaheim: The cornerstone event celebrating its 10th year in 2016 is just short of a week and includes more than 20 supplier presentations and typically 2 ship inspections. This seminar focuses on product updates, relationship building, and an overall opportunity for experienced and new agents to come together to grow their business. With a 98% return rate from suppliers who want to present every year, our travel suppliers find value in attending this event as it is their opportunity to share their product and develop relationships with our agents. Attendance at this event has proven to increase an agent’s productivity.
Dugan’s U Travels to…..: The location for this event changes each year and sticks to the Eastern half of the country. This is a shorter educational opportunity similar to Anaheim. Depending on the location we try to incorporate a ship inspection along with supplier presentations, and networking opportunities.
This past year the University team had the incredible opportunity to host Walt Disney World Bootcamp for our agents. This intensive event brought agents to Orlando for 5 days of hotel inspections, tours of the parks, and learning all things Disney to help make planning their client’s trips to Disney World seamless. This was a new addition to Dugan’s U this year and Dugan’s look forward to hosting many more of these concentrated events.
With these educational opportunities along with reasonable start-up fees inclusive of training, support fees, and errors and omission insurance, Dugan’s is the place to be for experienced and new agents looking for a place to start their travel business.
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