Travel Weekly and TravelAge West host top travel advisors at Global Travel Marketplace West
HURON, SD - Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Tasha Stahl was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the eighth-annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM), which took place live at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona September 17-19, 2021. GTM West is a two-and-a-half-day invitation-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. For many, it was the first in-person conference in 18 months. Only a select group of 98 travel advisors were chosen to participate from several hundred applicants. “A GTM advisor is one that recognizes the importance of creating new business relationships and fostering existing ones,” says Jacqueline Hurst, Director, Trade Recruitment and Engagement, Travel Weekly Events. “Those selected to participate in GTM survived the pandemic and are back booking travel, fully equipped to provide each client with a unique experience, tailored to their travel preferences.” Travel suppliers representing the depth and breadth of the industry engaged with travel advisors through a variety of one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings, exclusive Boardroom presentations and networking events.
“I am incredibly honored to have had this amazing opportunity for the last few years. It truly is an advantage to be able to connect with so many of the world’s top suppliers in the travel industry in order to bring back ideas for new vacations and adventures for our clients.”
GTM advisors exhibit unparalleled industry expertise and come to GTM to build relationships with key individuals in hotel, cruise, tour and destination organizations, allowing them to best meet their valuable clients’ needs.
“Many advisors at GTM are on track to meet or exceed their 2019 sales numbers, proving that the advisors chosen to attend this event represent the best in today’s travel business,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Executive Vice President, Travel Group Events, 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 back stronger than ever.”
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ABOUT TRAVELAGE WEST: For more than 50 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.
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