Des Moines, IA, July 31, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Hugh Sheppard, Owner of Encore Travel - Luxury Travel Concierge, was Selected to Participate in Elite Industry Event.
Travel Weekly chooses top travel professionals to participate in inaugural Global Travel Marketplace 2013 event.
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Encore Travel - Luxury Travel Concierge was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 - 26. GTM is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face.
Out of more than 500 applications, 113 North American travel professionals met the strict requirements, which included booking a minimum of $1 million in annual sales and maintaining a global book of business. More than 13,000 appointments were requested, 5,000 face-to-face meetings were conducted and 144 presentation sessions were hosted during the 3-day event.
“GTM provided the platform for key travel industry professionals to network with and be part of a collaborative and like-minded community of agents and suppliers who all have the same goal: To build and grow their business,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Vice President of Events, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Media. “The agents who attended this event were the cream of the crop. The expertise and experience they offer their clients is second to none.”
“At Travel Weekly, we support the travel agent community 100% and we understand the value that a travel agent provides,” said Bob Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Media. “To show our commitment we provide a variety of different programs and events throughout the year like GTM which allow agents to enhance their careers and businesses.”
About Encore Travel - Luxury Travel Concierge:
Encore Travel - Luxury Travel Concierge is a full service Travel Agency located in Urbandale, Iowa. Their clients are from all across the nation as well as local to the Central Iowa area. They serve luxury complex itineraries to areas such as Europe, South America, Africa, South Pacific, Asia, Central America, USA and more. Luxury yachting, river cruising and luxury ocean cruising are also included in the portfolio. Encore Travel - Luxury Travel Concierge is the preferred luxury travel provider for many affluent clients.
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 Media, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.
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