Travel Weekly and TravelAge West host top travel advisors at Global Travel
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Julie Mincey was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the fifth-annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) as an Ambassador. Ambassadors are part of a small, select group of past event attendees who have demonstrated significant growth in both their business and network as a result of first-time attendance in 2016.
GTM took place at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in July. The two-and-a-half day appointment-only event connects top-producing travel advisors in North America and leading cruise, hotel, tour and destination suppliers so they can conduct business face-to-face.
Only the top 17 percent of the nearly 700 applicants were selected to participate and only 20 percent of those chosen were designated as Ambassadors. “A GTM advisor is one that recognizes the importance of creating new business relationships and fostering existing ones, and understands how crucial it is to be well educated in this ever-changing industry,” says Jacqueline Hurst, Director, Trade Recruitment and Engagement, Travel Weekly Events. “With up-to-date knowledge and valuable relationships in their arsenal, these advisors are fully equipped to provide each client with a unique experience, tailored to their travel preferences.”
A record 123 suppliers engaged with travel advisors through a variety of one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings, exclusive Boardroom presentations and networking events.
“I was honored to be selected to attend this year’s Global Travel Marketplace as an Ambassador which took place last month. As a Travel Agent, this is an amazing event to participate in! I met with many new suppliers who our agency will be partnering with going forward. These partnerships will allow us to expand the itineraries that we offer to our clients”, said Julie Mincey, Owner/Manager of High Country Travel & Tours.
GTM advisors exhibit unparalleled industry expertise and have relationships with key individuals in hotel, cruise, tour and destination organizations, allowing them to best meet their valuable clients’ needs.
“The advisors chosen to attend this event represent the best in today’s travel business. The knowledge and experience they offer their clients is second to none, and is undoubtedly enhanced as a result of attending the event,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Senior Vice President of Events, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Group. “GTM provided the platform for these travel professionals to network with like-minded individuals who all have the same goal: To build and grow their business.”
About Travel Weekly:
Travel Weekly, the national newspaper of the travel industry, is the most influential provider of news, research, opinion and analysis to the North American travel trade marketplace. In addition to a weekly print publication, TravelWeekly.com, updated several times daily, is the most-visited industry website. Travel Weekly is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Group, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.
About Travelage West:
For more than 46 years, TravelAge West has been the trusted voice of the travel industry in the Western U.S. With award-winning writing and design, the publication brings the best of travel to life for readers. The magazine’s first-hand, on-site reports and fresh destination coverage is a valued resource for travel advisors. TravelAge West is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Group, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.
Submitted by: Rose MacNea, Marketing Manager, High Country Travel & Tours