GTM 2016

Travel Weekly and TravelAge West host top travel advisors at Global Travel Marketplace

Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Mindy Gilbert of North Brunswick NJ was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the fourth-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 2015.

GTM took place at The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida, August 21-23, 2016 and is a two-and-a-half day appointment-only event for top-producing travel advisors in North America and leading cruise, hotel, tour and destination suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face.

Only the top 10 percent of the nearly 800 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.”

Over one hundred suppliers engaged with travel advisors though a variety of one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings, exclusive Boardroom presentations and networking events.

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.”

It is a honor to be chosen to attend GTM and even more of an honor to be asked to return as an ambassador.  After I attended the 2015 conference, I realized that GTM chooses the best of the best and allows us to meet suppliers who we otherwise would not have met face to face.  For the 2nd year in a row, GTM allowed me to meet top notch travel suppliers that will allow My Vacation Lady to take our client’s vacation and honeymoon experiences to the next level!  

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