Reap the Benefits of Platinum Access

 

 

 

Luxury Travel Expo Partners with MGM Mirage for Exclusive Advisor Promotion

 

Luxury Travel Expo is excited to announce the return of Experience Vegas, sponsored by MGM Mirage. This one-of-a-kind promotion will be available to 250 lucky travel advisors who attend the expo. The first 250 advisors to register for Luxury Travel Expo and book their hotel room in the expo room block will receive a complimentary two-night stay for 2011 at ARIA Resort & Casino or Vdara Hotel & Spa. Please visit our website for details and terms and conditions.

 

To register for Luxury Travel Expo, please visit www.LuxuryTravelExpo.com. Our Early Bird Full Conference Pass is available for $65 unti August 31.

 

More on the Participating Properties

 

ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter features 4,004 state-of-the-art guest rooms, including 568 suites. ARIA has an 80,000-square-foot spa, 150,000-square-foot casino, 16 restaurants and a Cirque du Soleil show that brings Elvis back to Las Vegas.

 

ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter

 

Vdara Hotel & Spa is an internationally inspired all-suite hotel and spa designed for those who love the excitement of Las Vegas but prefer an exclusive, non-gaming, smoke-free and sustainable environment. Vdara offers access to all of the entertainment, gaming, shopping, dining and nightlife at CityCenter and in Las Vegas, while also providing a retreat from it all.

 

Vdara Hotel & Spa

 

 

After months of requests, I finally gave in. To what, you ask? I am now a proud American Express Platinum credit card holder. What made me make the move? Another cardholder attesting to the benefits of this elite membership—access to private sales, premium events, hard-to-get dining reservations, airline clubs and so on.

In fact, I have already taken advantage of the airline club access during a recent trip to San Diego. My trip was phenomenal but it didn’t exactly start off on the right note. Rain in New York City had delayed flights. Before becoming a cardholder, I used to sit through the chaos of an overcrowded airport. But this time, to my delight, I plugged in my laptop, recharged my phone and enjoyed refreshments until I arrived in California. Indeed, membership has its benefits!

As a luxury travel advisor, you have membership in certain consortiums, hold specialist certifications from your preferred suppliers, earn your CLIA certification and more. There are privileges each of these affords and you can leverage your membership to benefit your clients. Advisors always tell me that their connections speak volumes about the high level of service and product they can deliver to their clients.

This came up during a discussion I had with an advisor at Luxury Travel Advisor’s 5th anniversary party. I asked, “What is your No. 1 asset in recruiting and retaining your luxury clients?” She replied with great conviction—“my connections with suppliers!” She added that attending industry events like Luxury Travel Expo helps one learn about new properties and destinations while building relationships with suppliers. Without them, you can’t be a successful travel advisor.

Luxury Travel Expo can help you form and foster relationships you need to exceed your clients’ expectations. This year, our new Platinum Pass gives travel advisors exclusive access to the show. Reap the benefits of this fully loaded pass for just $175, which includes the features of the Full Conference pass, plus a host of VIP options. The pass grants you membership to an elite group and a maximum return on investment. I look forward to seeing you this December in Las Vegas.

Bernadette Mari is the marketing manager for Luxury Travel Expo. She can be reached at bmari@questex.com.