Essentials is a five-day Nexion Travel Group program designed to give the travel advisor who is NEW to the industry the skills and knowledge necessary to research and book all aspects of travel for their clients.

This program is the ticket to experiencing discussion and hands-on practice that will turn a client’s request into specific, informed actions. We will examine the journey of a booking all the way from the initial research stage to the actual booking process and, finally, how to work with the client after they return from their trip. It also provides guidance on how to manage the relationship with clients throughout the process.

Notice: Nexion Travel Group will require all Essentials attendees to be fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC or present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR/NAAT or Antigen/Rapid) 72 hours prior to the start of the event. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will need to be presented upon arrival to the event.
Nexion will also require masks during movement and comply with all applicable state and local health and safety requirements that may be in effect at the time of the event. Masks should have no vents, also, no bandanas or gaiters and all masks must fully cover your nose and mouth. A face shield alone will not count as a face covering.

During the COVID-19 pandemic period, all events are subject to change. Should this happen, we will do our best to communicate any changes and status on your registration.

Click here to view our Event Terms & Conditions.

For only $495* you will get training packed with modules like:

*$295 for NEXstart, NEXstart Cruise, Veterans in Travel and Travel Leaders of Tomorrow students; NEXstart Lite students receive as part of their membership if they register within 12 months of starting Nexion Travel Group. Please note: Send an email to for your NEXstart Lite discount code.


PLEASE READ:  VIRTUAL Essentials events are a 4.5-day version of the below agenda. What is the difference between LIVE or VIRTUAL? All VIRTUAL events will start at 10 AM central time and end at 5 PM central each day with the exception of Friday ending at 3 PM central. Please plan accordingly so you can attend ALL of the sessions. 

Some content and activities have been revised for the sake of time. All of the basics are there with the same great energy, more Nexion staff presenters, and room for more supplier partners presenting than at a live event!

Which should you attend? Either is a great option as we make both fun and engaging events so it really is based on your needs and ability to travel out of town for a week.


8:30 – 9:00am – Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 10:30am – myNexion®, powered by AgentMate
10:30 – 10:45am – Break
10:45 – 11:45am – myNexion (Cont.)
11:45am – 12:15pm – Break
12:15 – 1:10pm – Supplier Partner Sponsored Lunch and Presentation
1:15 – 3:00pm – Your Business – Let’s Get Started!
3:00 – 3:15pm – Break
3:15 – 4:30pm – Your Business – Let’s Get Started! (Cont.)
4:30 – 4:45pm – Wrap-up


8:30 – 8:45am – Warm-Up
8:45 – 9:00am – Benefits of Preferred Supplier Partners — Luxury Market
9:00 – 10:30am – Cruises
10:30-10:45am – Break
10:45 – 11:45am – Cruises
11:45am – 12:15pm – Break
12:15 – 1:10pm – Supplier Partner Sponsored Lunch and Presentation
1:15 – 3:00pm – Cruises (Cont.)
3:00 – 3:15pm – Break
3:15 – 4:30pm – Cruises (Cont.)
4:30 – 4:45pm – Wrap-up


8:30 – 8:45am – Warm-up
8:45 – 10:30am – VAX Training Live
10:30 – 10:45am – Break
10:45 – 11:45am – Air
11:45 – 12:15pm – Break
12:15 – 1:10pm – Supplier Partner Sponsored Lunch and Presentation
1:15 – 2:30pm – Air (Cont.)
2:30 – 3:00pm – Time Management
3:30 – 3:15pm – Break
3:15 – 4:15pm – Rental Cars
4:15 – 4:30pm – Wrap-up


8:30 – 9:00am – Warm-up
9:00 – 10:15am – Tours
10:15 – 10:30am – Break
10:30am – 12:15pm – Tours (Cont.)
12:15pm – 1:10pm – Supplier Partner Sponsored Lunch and Presentation
1:15 – 2:00pm – Travel Insurance
2:00 – 2:15pm – Break
2:15 – 3:15pm – Show Me the Money! Tracking and Keeping it!
3:15 – 4:00pm – Social Media Overview
4:00 – 4:45pm – Wrap Up
6:00 – 8:00pm – Graduation Dinner *Subject to change


8:30 – 8:45am – Warm-up
8:45 – 10:00am – Hotels
10:00 – 10:30am – Cars
10:30 – 11:00am – Benefits of Preferred Supplier Partners — Mass Market
11:00am – 12:15pm – Break and Graduation with Photos
12:15 – 1:10pm – Supplier Partner Sponsored Lunch and Presentation
1:15 – 1:30pm – Final Wrap Up

Nexion Travel Group reserves the right to make changes to the Essentials & Virtual Essentials agenda at its discretion and without notification; please ensure when making travel/air arrangements to book flights that allow you to participate in ALL Essentials activities/discussion.



Nexion LLC
6565 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 400
Irving, TX 75039


NYLO Las Colinas Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
1001 West Royal Lane
Irving, Texas 75039
(972) 373-8900
Hotel Link


  • Rates:
    • December 31 2021 and 2022- $129.00 per night
    • State tax is 6% and Local tax is 9% added to total in SNAP
    • It cannot be used for meetings at the hotel or more than ten rooms.

All rooms and rates upon availability. The alternate is Travel Leaders Worldwide Program.

*Note that these are transient rates, and we cannot guarantee the availability of the rates, so BOOK EARLY.

  • Guests can make their reservations in SNAP. Look for the Nexion Preferred Rate.
  • This rate is available to all advisors, staff or suppliers visiting the Nexion Travel Group offices.
  • Remember that the total rate of approx. $148.35, which includes taxes will be shown.
  • Hotel does sell out, so book early.
  • If you are interested in finding a roommate during Essentials, we encourage you to make a posting on NexionTown.
  • Hotel rates are net/non-commissionable.
  • Benefits (Some may not be available due to COVID):
    • Complimentary wired and wireless Internet
    • Complimentary Printing and Fax Services
    • Complimentary local, domestic long-distance, and 800# calls
    • Complimentary 24-hour fitness center
    • Complimentary 24-hour business center
    • Complimentary Self-parking
    • Complimentary Shuttle within 5-Mile Radius
    • Complimentary Bottled Water in room
    • 100% Non-Smoking
    • 7000 sq ft outdoor terrace with two infinity pools and fireside pit
    • Library room with billiards



  • Parking is complimentary at NYLO Las Colinas Hotel.
  • The Nexion Travel Group office is within a very short walking distance of NYLO Las Colinas Hotel.
  • Airport Transport
    • For transport to or from DFW or Love Field, we suggest Uber or Taxi
    • Supershuttle is also an option for a lower cost
    • A rental car is also an option



For event and additional course inquiries:
For supplier participation:

6565 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 400
Irving, TX 75039


Note: Virtual Essentials is intended for Nexion Travel Group members and their authorized partners/business associates only. We regret that we cannot accommodate guests. Registration is non-refundable as stated in the refund policy in the link above and is non-transferable.

Class Requirements:

  • This training is geared for the travel advisor who is NEW to the industry.
  • Bring your own laptop. You’ll use your laptop to access all the tools you’ll be learning about. myNexion is compatible with most browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Firefox, though some functions will have to be used with Internet Explorer.
  • Make sure you have WiFi capability on your laptop. We will give you the password to access our WiFi when you arrive.
  • Ensure you have working knowledge of your laptop PRIOR to arriving to class.
  • Obtain necessary supplier logins at least two weeks prior to class and ensure they are tested on the laptop computer you are bringing.
  • All course material will be made available the Friday prior to attendance on Nexion University.