CARY, NC - Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that professional travel advisor Stacey Ray, CEO of Groupit Travel, was selected to attend a Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) event. More than 800 applications are received for the approximate 200 spots available across the two exclusive events.
Over the course of two-and-a-half days, GTM connects top-producing travel advisors in North America with leading cruise, hotel, tour and destination suppliers through one-on-one appointments, Boardroom presentations and numerous networking events.
GTM West takes place at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, May 4-6, 2016, followed by its sister event, GTM, held at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida, August 21-23, 2016.
Only the top-performing advisors in the industry are selected to attend the award-winning event. Applicants undergo a rigorous screening process, which evaluates their business model, confirms annual sales and requires industry references.
“I am so thrilled to have been selected to be part of this elite, esteemed group of colleagues to meet with some of the most innovative and creative suppliers in the global marketplace. This opportunity to network with like-minded travel professionals, meet one-on-one with providers such as Cirque de Soleil and Festival Pros, and participate in boardroom settings, will allow Groupit Travel to continue to provide unique travel experiences to our clients.”
At GTM, advisors are uniquely connected to new and existing products, destinations and services, providing them unparalleled support in the marketplace and distinct pricing advantages—both of which help them to best serve their valuable clients.
“Advisors selected to attend GTM are truly the best in the business. The majority of attendees have more than 20 years of experience selling travel, a diverse and growing portfolio of discerning travel customers and are truly experts at what they do,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Senior Vice President of Events, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Group. “As true pros, however, these advisors also understand the ever-changing nature of the travel industry. They recognize the value in furthering their product knowledge and creating valuable relationships in established and emerging destinations and with leaders at cruise, tour and hospitality companies. GTM creates a platform for just that, ensuring they’re fully equipped to meet clients’ needs.”
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