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SHELLY RAMIREZ PARTICIPATES IN ELITE TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENT
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West host top travel advisors at Global Travel Marketplace
Norman, Oklahoma - Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Shelly Ramirez was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the fifth-annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM), which took place at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 9-11, 2017. GTM 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 17 percent of the nearly 700 applicants were selected to participate. “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.”
A record 123 suppliers engaged with travel advisors through a variety of one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings, exclusive Boardroom presentations and networking events.
“We’re so excited to be able to talk to new vendors and colleagues about new destinations. Along with learning about current trends and safety while traveling. Finally, to be able to see first hand the way travel is evolving and make sure we offer the best of the best for our clients, we at Michelle’s Destinations have been helping our clients for over 19 years and strive to keep educated on all things travel” says Shelly Ramirez, Front Line Agent, Michelle’s Destinations, Norman, Oklahoma.
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.”
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ABOUT TRAVELAGE WEST:
For more than 46 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.