Host agency First Travel Alliance launched new travel agent training initiatives and completed the first series in late October.
It wound up the series with a two-day session at its training facility near the St. Louis airport. The two-day session gave agents a chance to take classes on sales and marketing and meet with suppliers.
First Travel Alliance intends to increase its supplier-focused training and is planning its first annual conference in 2014.
First Travel has also added preferred suppliers, Sky Bird Travel and VillaDirect.
First Travel Alliance is a host agency that launched last year with the assets of YTB Travel. Multilevel marketing is not part of the company's business model.