2020 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Category:  Travel Agent Organizations – Overall > Virtual Experiences/Events

Nexion Entry:  2020 Virtual Events – CoNexion at Home, Luxury @ Home and Virtual Essentials

 With the outbreak of COVID-19, Nexion, like others, faced many challenges. Our in-person events pivoted towards virtual events for 2020.  As a company, we owed it to our advisors and staff to continue with our scheduled events.

Nexion quickly began to regroup and plan our virtual CoNexion at Home, Luxury @ Home, and Virtual Essentials events. We were delighted by the enrollment numbers because it proved that our advisors remained dedicated to their profession and wanted to keep growing despite the many challenges of the pandemic.


Events by the numbers:

Virtual Essentials

  • Four Virtual Essential classes during 2020
  • Total Attendance for Virtual Essentials – 65

In offering the Virtual Essential classes, we gained the knowledge to provide virtual and in-person events in the future for our advisors so that we can reach a wider audience.  In 2020 we offered four events, and moving forward, we will host six events, with three being virtual and three in-person.

Testimonials from 2020 Virtual Essentials

“Loved Essentials and the fact that you were willing to do this virtually! I once learned that humans need attention, and this showcased that even new Travel Agents matter to you.  Thank you, Nexion team, for getting us off the ground.”

Luxury @ Home

  • Luxury @ Home – 78 advisors attended
  • 15 supplier partners and 11 hotel partners participated
  • Two keynote speakers
  • Dual track – luxury advisors and new to luxury advisors


Testimonials from 2020 Luxury @ Home

“I am so glad that I attended 2020 Luxury@ Home. I felt motivated after listening to our speakers, getting the latest updates from our Luxury suppliers, spending time with them in small groups, and exchanging ideas with colleagues.  Priceless! Thanks to everyone.”

“It was all positive, uplifting, optimistic, and it made me feel (almost) NORMAL again! Thanks so much for doing this. I am sure it was hard to pull together, but we so needed it.”

“Thank you, Nexion, once again for keeping us engaged and inspired! You have been consistent in your message to your members that you care and that you believe in us.”

CoNexion at Home

  • CoNexion at Home – 2,709 attendees
  • 84 trade show booths; 7 rounds of 6 supplier workshops, nine after-hours network lounges
  • 4,430 attendees attend six general sessions, averaging 740 per session
  • 147,150 content views in two days! – Each time a video or document was viewed, downloaded a document, or attended a workshop or general session
  • 52,716 total booth entries. The total does not include if someone visited multiple times
  • Over 1,117 people stayed on the platform for longer than 2 hours

CoNexion at Home cont.

For CoNexion at Home, we used the virtual platform 6Connex.  This platform had all the right features that helped us put on a fantastic virtual CoNexion and repurposing the platform for other uses.

The forum was adaptable, highlighted diversity, professionalism, and functionality. The platform also allowed advisors to engage with our staff, suppliers, and other members.

It wasn’t all about the learning for our CoNexion at Home!  To help lift the spirits of our advisors and staff, Nexion planned special after-hours events so advisors could get together and have fun.

We hosted a Nexion Idol contest, had an after-hours party that featured a virtual bartender, shared recipes for everyone to have snacks during the event, and hosted a virtual dance lesson where we learned the Jerusalema Dance.

Testimonials from 2020 CoNexion at Home

“Congratulations, everyone, on a fantastic event!  Every session that I attended was professional, informative, and engaging.  Truly the best thing to being there in person, which we’re all looking forward to next year in person CoNexion.  You should all be proud. I know I am.  Well done!”J.D. O’Hara, Chief Executive Officer, Internova Travel Group

“I am so proud of the entire Nexion team, our Events department, and everyone else that contributed to the success of the virtual CoNexion event.  All of you did an amazing job. I have received nothing but positive praise for how professional, informative, and educational this event was.  Let’s pray this is the last virtual event we have to conduct.  Once again, congratulations on a truly successful conference – way to go!”  John Lovell, President-Travel Leaders Network

“Wow, just wow. This was a FANTASTIC event even though we couldn’t be in person. Leave it to the Nexion team to pull it off.  Thank you!” 

“Thank you, Nexion/Nexion Canada/TL, for an epic virtual event!! To all the suppliers for their amazing participation and support.  CoNexion 2020 was super informative, full of positivity, and just overall a great time.  #WeAreConnected

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