Excelerate your Travelution Business
What is Travelution University

Step up your business to the next level.

Your University

Start your business off RIGHT.

Extraordinary Line-up of Travel Training Experts and leading industry representatives will be unlocking a wealth of travel agent knowledge to propel your travel business to the next level.

Our experts will show you how to:

  • Book With Confidence
  • Find your client the lowest and most competitive prices…and what suppliers to use to find them!
  • Use a proven sales process that WORKS! We’ll teach you how to use the process from the initial contact, proposal, quote, to the follow up
  • Close the sale by using added value amenities your competitors are not offering
  • Effortlessly up-sell added amenities, room categories, excursions and travel insurance with every booking
  • Brand your agency and set yourself apart from your competition
  • Effectively use social media to maximize your agency profits
  • Choose your niche market and find the clients that are looking for your specific services
  • Sell based on value and NOT price without
  • Provide VIP service to every client and make them WANT to spend more money on their travel every
  • Find, book, manage and keep groups coming back every year

PLUS so much more to help you skyrocket your travel business! If you are serious about taking your travel sales to the next level, then you cannot afford to miss this event!

Travelution University Sponsors

Supporting this Event

Patricia Noa
Club Med - Business Development Manager

Trish is an industry veteran, working for over 20 years as a Business Development Manager for various tour operators and the last 6 years with Club Med Worldwide Resorts. She also has 10 years’ experience as a retail leisure travel agent and agency manger and has proudly earned her CTA Certification. Trish lives in Gainesville, GA with her husband Jack on their Alpaca Farm and Fiber Processing Mill!

Gabriela Perez Guitron
Melody Maker - Sales Manager
America Mena Jimenez
Be Live Resorts - Group Manager Wedding Specialist

Company: Be Live Hotels Dominican Republic


  • Be Live Collection Punta Cana – Punta Cana
  • Be Live Collection Marien – Puerto Plata
  • Be Live Collection Canoa – Bayahibe, La Romana
  • Be Live Experience Hamaca – Boca Chica, Santo Domingo

Position: Corporate Group & Weddings Manager

Bio: Hotel Professional with a solid experience of 20 years in the industry, with the operation and selling of groups and weddings being my forte; had the opportunity of being the taskmaster for the monumental groups and wedding operations Casa de Campo in DR has been essential for my career. Now at Be Live Hotels, being a team player/leader, has giving me the blessing of expertly handling the demanding and important wedding business with passion and dedication that all couples deserved.

Yaima Castellon
Be Live Resorts - Business Development Manager
Jim Sheats
CTC - AIG Travel Guard

Jim is Director of Sales for the Southeast Team. Jim’s background includes extensive travel industry experience, having been a co-owner of World Exposures, a national sales and marketing firm for the travel industry; National Sales Director for Universal Studios; Vice President/General Manager for Universal Studios Vacations; and the Director Leisure Sales Marketing for US Airways. Jim has a BBA from the University of Georgia, earned his CTC designation. Jim is located in Arlington, VA.

Carlos Banks
Pleasant Holidays - Business Development Manager

Carlos R. Banks, Business Development Manager of Pleasant Holidays and Journese, joined Pleasant Holidays in 2008 overseeing the Florida territory. He has overseen a sales growth for the territory every year since joining the company.
Carlos earned his BS in Travel and Tourism Management from Florida International University. He has been in the travel and tourism business for over 40 years. Most of this time was working for international airlines in Mexico and Southeast Asia. He has traveled to over 60 countries.
He has escorted trade missions from Michigan to Mexico, with one including Gerald Ford. Initiated and escorted a trade mission from Florida to Malaysia. This was largest trade mission in Malaysia’s history from the USA. This resulted in putting an astronaut to the International Space Station in 2007 and Nova Southeastern University offering a degree program in Malaysia.
Carlos has held the position as President of Skal International USA. Skal is the largest travel and tourism organization in the world. He has also held the positions as Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association - Florida Chapter (PATA); Treasurer of Caribbean Tourism Organization - South Florida Chapter (CTO); and Board Member of Meeting Planners International - South Florida Chapter (MPI).
During his life, he has been honored to have been with the Presidents or Prime Ministers of: United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Malta and Malaysia. He also meet with Pope Benedict and the King of Thailand.
He has been honored for his work in the travel and tourism industry as “Kentucky Colonel” by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky; “Arkansas Traveler” by the Governor of the State of Arkansas; “Friend of Kedah” by the Chief Minister of the State of Kedah in Malaysia; and “Member of Distinction of Skal International USA” by Skal International USA.

Valerie Luyk
Market Development Senior Manager, Expedia TAAP USA

Valerie has been in travel business since 1997, her background and experience include corporate travel management, business development, sales, marketing and international representations in Airline and Travel industry. Joined Expedia TAAP USA since January 2016.

Expedia TAAP – world’s leading largest global travel agent affiliate program offering access to:

  • 500,000 hotels worldwide
  • Packages
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Cars
  • Airlines
  • 50,000 Activities and Things to Do

Competitive commission program, fast and flexible booking system, enhanced features and tools.


Meet our Professionals


Travelution CEO and Founder


Travelution Founder


Apple Vacations regional sales manager of North America and business development manager

Gabriela Perez Guitron

Sales Manager Melody Maker

Miki Taylor

Travel Social Media and Branding Expert Agent Studio Trainer

Melissa Nessenson

Windstar Cruises - Regional Sales Manager, Southeast U.S

Lynn Seleck

Central Holidays - Business Development Manager


Hard Rock Hotels All Inclusive Collection


Royal Caribbean


BDM - Pleasant Holidays

Katy Rose Friedman

Carnival Cruise Lines - Business Development Manager

Patricia Noa

Club Med - Business Development Manager

Amelie Dubois

Celebrity Cruise Lines - Inside Sales Management

Thomas Muldoon

MSC Cruise Lines - Business Development Manager

America Mena Jimenez

Be Live Resorts - Group Manager Wedding Specialist

Yaima Castellon

Be Live Resorts - Business Development Manager

Valerie Luyk

Expedia Taap Market - Development Senior Manager

Jose Manuel Vanegas

Manny's Tours - Mexico tour operator and specialist

Madeline AkinYemi

TravelAllures, top Travelution Travel Agent and social media marketing maven

Inocencia and Jerome Chisolm

Signature Cruise and Travel - Travelution Million Dollar Travel Agents, Trainers and Mentors

Penny Paxton

Norwegian Cruise Lines - Business Development Manager

Register for Travelution University

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to this life changing event. Prepare yourself for the success of your business.

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Yup, they'll be there


  • Jacksonville Union Hall
    5411 Cassidy Rd,
    Jacksonville, FL 32254
  • support@yourtravelution.com
  • Phone: 1-904-741-4404


List of Hotels with Travelution Group Space reserved

All of the these hotels have offered a Travelution University Group rate: Just ask for Travelution University rate.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
561 Chaffee Point Rd
Jacksonville, Fl 32211
(904) 693 - 4400
$101.00 a night including Free breakfast, Wifi and Parking

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
537 Chaffee Point Blvd.
Jacksonville FL, 32221
(904) 781 -6979
$119.00 a night

Hampton Inn
548 Chaffee point Blvd
Jacksonville, Fl 32211
Free Breakfast , Wifi and Parking Included.