Luxury Travel Expo

 

Greg DeClemente
Greg DeClemente, general manager/COO, Courtyard Travel stops by WORLDHOTELS during the tradeshow.



 

Based on feedback from attending advisors, this year’s Luxury Travel Expo delivered more educational and networking opportunities than ever. The program also continued on with popular events like the Leaders in Luxury awards presentation, Luxury Travel Exchange and the Young Leaders Conference. The show, by Luxury Travel Advisor and Travel Agent magazines, took place from December 6-8 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, drawing 1,889 travel advisors and more than 550 luxury suppliers, and featuring over 25 learning sessions.

“Based on the demand for more education, our goal was to deliver relevant content that advisors can implement in their businesses immediately,” said Jennifer Fernandez, show and event director, Questex Travel Group. “We are receiving a great deal of positive feedback on the new learning opportunities to our already popular program and will continue to evolve not only the educational component but the overall show experience in 2012.”

Luxury Travel Expo will return next year at The Palazzo Las Vegas from November 27-29, 2012. For more information, visit www.luxurytravelexpo.com.

 

 

Luxury Travel Expo 2011
Luxury Travel Expo 2011 drew 1,889 travel advisors to Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

 

Luxury Travel Expo 2011
Luxury Travel Expo 2011 drew 1,889 travel advisors to Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

 

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau
Advisors learned how to hone their skills in over 25 sessions. Pictured here is the session by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau.

 

Jennifer Fernandez
Jennifer Fernandez, Luxury Travel Expo show and event director, announced plans for the 14th annual show being held from November 27-29 in 2012 at The Palazzo Las Vegas.

 

Mark Conroy
The Wednesday General Session included a panel discussion featuring luxury cruise line executives. Pictured here are Mark Conroy, president, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Gregg Michel, president, Crystal Cruises.

 

Peter Shanks
Peter Shanks, president and managing director, Cunard Line, and Ken Watson, COO, Silversea Cruises.

 

educational sessions
The educational sessions are one of the top reasons advisors attend.

 

The 10th annual Leaders
The 10th annual Leaders in Luxury awards were presented to four outstanding luxury executives.

 

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau
Advisors received knowledge from destination experts during the Product Knowledge sessions. Pictured here is a member of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau welcoming an attendee to their session.

 

Qatar Airways
Luxury Travel Exchange featured one-to-one appointments with pre-qualified advisors and hand-picked suppliers. Pictured here is a representative from Qatar Airways.

 

Ensemble Travel Group
Advisors visit the tradeshow to learn more about professional resources available to them. Pictured here is show supporter, Ensemble Travel Group.

 

Greg Bernd and Dan Mahar
Top tour operator executives provided a perspective about the tour industry’s challenges for 2011 and opportunities for sales. Pictured here are Greg Bernd, co-president, Classic Vacations; Dan Mahar, CEO, Tauck; Scott Wiseman, president, Abercrombie & Kent USA; and Ian Swain, owner and president, Swain Tours.

 

Japan National Tourism Organization
Japan National Tourism Organization representative talks with an attendee about tourism to the country.

 

Larry Pimentel
The Thursday Power Hour featured Larry Pimentel, president and CEO, Azamara Club Cruises, who presented “The Power of One-to-One when Selling to the Affluent.”

 

Valerie Wilson
Robert Romano, partner, Fugazi Travel Agency, makes a point during “He Said, She Said, They Said: Islands of Adventure: The Most Pampering Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.” Also pictured is Valerie Wilson, chairman and CEO, Valerie Wilson Travel.

 

Christine Duffy
Christine Duffy, president & CEO, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), updates the audience on the latest developments in the cruise industry.

 

tradeshow
Attendees connect with luxury suppliers during the tradeshow to learn more on new itineraries, developments and more.

 

Ruthanne Terrero
Vice President and Editorial Director Ruthanne Terrero moderates the “He Said, She Said, They Said” panel.

 

Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Activities abound on the tradeshow floor, including music and cultural demonstrations from destinations. Pictured here is the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

 

Rain Nightclub
Attendees enjoy the fifth anniversary of the Luxury After Dark party held at Rain Nightclub.

 

Insight Vacations
Attendees have the opportunity to create thousands of relationships with luxury suppliers in the global exhibit hall. Pictured here is Insight Vacations.

 

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