The Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel (NEST), the industry’s first and only marketing group exclusively for home-based agents, has announced the details of its fifth annual conference. “Home-based and proud” NEST agents from around the country will gather with suppliers and staff at NEST FEST 2009 on November 18-19, 2009 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina in Fort Lauderdale with two bonus days (November 20-22) onboard Royal Caribbean International’s new Oasis of the Seas.

The special bootcamp conference will help home-based NEST agents “Get the EDGE” during these trying economic times, focusing in on practical strategies they can use to bolster their businesses. Important issues relating to marketing, sales, technology and business operations will be discussed.

At the event, the Golden Egg Awards will be presented to the top-producing NEST agents of 2008. These agents have achieved outstanding success throughout the year, and have propelled themselves to the apex of the home-based sector.

“Each year, we’ve seen a significant jump upwards in the number of home-based agents and suppliers who have participated in our annual conferences,” said Kathryn Mazza-Burney, President of NEST. “The growth, business opportunities and excitement among the home-based sector only continues to build, and we know that, in partnership with our preferred supplier sponsors, this year will be our best conference ever.”