By: Tracey Manailescu
On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 we had an amazing evening of “weducation” at the WPIC office. TravelOnly representatives came by to discuss, “Adding Travel to Your Wedding Revenue”. Opportunities exist for WPIC alumni to join the TravelOnly team and we invited our alumni to hear how.
We had three incredibly knowledgeable speakers for the event:
WPIC alumni, Wayde Salmon of Gateway Getaways had the topic “Do as I Say, Not as I Did”. Wayde provided so much honest feedback on things he wished he had done differently when starting his travel business, and he also shared how he found success with adding travel to his wedding revenue. Congrats on all of the success!
Sinthia Gawlak, Senior VP Sales & Marketing of TravelOnly and Kim Hills, WPICC, Business Development Manager, of TravelOnly shared how to become a travel agent with TravelOnly and how to generate additional revenue by booking romance travel for your family, friends and wedding clients…Oh, the possibilities!
*The event was captured by our friend and talented destination wedding photographer Manuela Stefan Photography.
The evening was put together and hosted by the co-founders, Danielle and Tracey of The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. A HUGE shout out to Caren Beauty or providing our professional makeup for the evening!
• Ensemble Travel Group membership
• 44 years of experience and success
• Dynamic Engagement and Reward & Recognition
• Proven marketing and lead generation programs
• Strong supplier relationships with the highest commissions
• “A+” BBB rating
• Only national host agency in Canada (TICO, CPBC, OPC)
The WPIC Program Includes:
• B2C Retail Booking Engine
• Unlimited Training, Sales & Marketing Support
• Business Start-Up & Tradeshow Kit
• DestinationVows Program (Ensemble Travel Group)
• Travel Industry ID
*(There are even more wonderful perks for WPIC Alumni, but Kim Hills can share them with you when you contact her as they are specific to the program with WPIC and TravelOnly.)
Our amazing rentals sponsor for the evening was Event Rental Group. (Napkins, chairs, dishes, cutlery and glassware).
We ordered these wonderful sandwich platters from Sweetway Cafe & Eatery which just happens to be downstairs in our building 😉
Of course we had to have some adorable custom made travel-themed cookies created by the lovely Georgie Porgie Cakes and Gifts
These delicious gluten-free and vegan sandwiches and cookies were made for us by the wonderful Cakes By Jez
Sweet, you say? Indeed 😉 Check out our travel themed sweet table!
Did we mention the swag? Oh my goodness, TravelOnly came loaded with giveaways including a swag bag with all kinds of travel related items for each attendee as well as gas cards, Today’s Bride Magazine gave us a magazine for each attendee (also a beautiful bottle of wine), Aisle Planner gave us a discounted pricing offer, and the National Bridal Show gave everyone entrance tickets to the show!
Venue: The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada
Photographer: Manuela Stefan Photography
Rentals (Chairs, linen, Tableware, trays, glassware, drink dispenser): Event Rental Group
Sandwich Platters: Sweetway Cafe & Eatery
Couture Cookies: Georgie Porgie Cakes and Gifts
Gluten-free/Vegan Couture cookies & Sandwiches: Cakes by Jez
Candy Bar: WPIC Inc.
Makeup: Caren Beauty
Magazines: Today’s Bride
Door Prizes: TravelOnly and Today’s Bride