Travel Weekly chooses top travel professionals to participate in Global Travel Marketplace 2014 San Antonio, FL – Travel Weekly, the leading travel industry publication, is proud to announce that Debra Helms was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 9 – 11, 2014. GTM is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face.
In an industry of thousands of travel entrepreneurs, only 103 North American applicants met the strict requirements to attend, which included booking a minimum of $1 million in annual sales and maintaining a global book of business. More than 11,000 appointments were requested, 5,316 face-to-face meetings were conducted and 144 presentation sessions were hosted during the 3-day event.
“The agents who attended this event were the cream of the crop. The expertise and experience they offer their clients is second to none,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Vice President of Events, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Media. “GTM provided the platform for these key travel industry professionals to network with and be part of a collaborative and like-minded community of agents and global suppliers who all have the same goal: To build and grow their business.”
“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.”
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