Pictorial: LTX Advisory Board Convenes in New York

 

Steve Orens
Steve Orens, president of Plaza Travel with Anne Morgan Scully, president of McCabe World Travel

 

Questex Hospitality + Travel held its annual Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX) Advisory Board meeting on June 11, 2012 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York. Comprised of global luxury experts representing the top-producing North American luxury travel agencies and global supplier partners, the advisory board reported an optimistic outlook for 2012. Throughout the day, members shared that they have seen an uptick in bookings from the previous year, with many giving credit to the positive perception in the media that travel agents are receiving, coupled with the strong value they present to consumers. Additionally, board members applauded Questex for its repositioning of the popular Luxury Travel Expo as Luxury Travel Exchange International.

 

Peter Carideo
Peter Carideo, president of CRC Travel with Roselyn Cosentino, CMO of of Luxe Hotels and Maureen Jones, president of All Horizons Travel

The advisory board meeting included a rotating format affording all members the chance to interact with each other throughout the day. The group has committed to act as ambassadors for LTX and to attend the inaugural event. Additionally, they will actively provide input on the conference programming to ensure LTX is the must- attend event for luxury travel advisors. View photo coverage from the advisory board on the event website and Facebook.

The Waldorf=Astoria hosted the Advisory Board and held a reception for travel advisors in one of its opulent Presidential Suites in the Towers of The Waldorf=Astoria. It also provided tours of the hotel.

LTX will be held from November 27-29, 2012 at The Palazzo Las Vegas. Advisors looking to participate can visit LTXInternational.com to proceed through the application process. Suppliers interested in securing a position at LTX, should contact Jennifer Fernandez at [email protected] 

 

 

Host Matt Zolbe
Host Matt Zolbe, director of sales and marketing of The Waldorf=Astoria

 

Colette Baruth
Colette Baruth, VP of marketing and sales at AM Resorts

 

Kathy Sudeikis
Kathy Sudeikis, VP, sales and marketing, All About Travel

 

John McMahon
John McMahon, EVP and publisher of Questex Hospitality + Travel

 

Kate Murphy
Kate Murphy, president of Wings Travel Group; Sharon Symons, director of travel industry sales, Globus Family of Brands and Margaret Murphy, VP of marketing for CLIA

 

Jennifer Fernandez
Jennifer Fernandez, group show & event director for LTX, welcomes guests

 

John McMahon
John McMahon of Questex Hospitality + Travel; Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel and Gary Murphy, VP of sales for AmaWaterways (sitting), with Priya Chan, appointment progams operations director for Questex Media Group, LLC

 

Sheila Heustess
Sheila Heustess, VP, travel industry and merchant services Americas for American Express; Stephen McGillivray, CMO, Travel Leaders Group and Richard Lebowitz, director of luxury sales worldwide at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

 

Gina Gabbard
Gina Gabbard, VP, leisure sales, Tzell Travel Group

 

Gary Murphy
Gary Murphy of AmaWaterways; Kate Murphy of Wings Travel Group and Margaret Murphy of CLIA

 

The Questex Show Team
The Questex Show Team includes Francesca Lepore, marketing coordinator; Meghan Cadigan, delegate relations coordinator; Stephanie Slusher, event coordinator; Jennifer Fernandez, show and event director; Bernadette Mari, senior marketing manager; Samantha Nicastro, business development manager; Danielle Cirami-Gillis, group event director, MICE; and Priya Chan, event operations director

 

Ruthanne Terrero
Ruthanne Terrero, VP and group editorial director of Questex Hospitality + Travel with Marilyn McHugh, VP, global events, Questex Hospitality+Travel

 

Kimberly Wilson Wetty
Kimberly Wilson Wetty of Valerie Wilson Travel

 

Steve Orens
Steve Orens of Plaza Travel

 

Peter Carideo
Peter Carideo of CRC Travel

 

Kier Matthews
Kier Matthews, VP of sales at Europe Express

 

Bob Romano
Bob Romano, partner at Fugazi Travel.

 

Members of the LTX Advisory Board
Members of the LTX Advisory Board spent the day collaborating at the Waldorf=Astoria, discussing industry trends and the needs of luxury travel advisors and suppliers.

 

Members of the LTX Advisory Board
Members of the LTX Advisory Board spent the day collaborating at the Waldorf=Astoria, discussing industry trends and the needs of luxury travel advisors and suppliers.

 

Members of the LTX Advisory Board
Members of the LTX Advisory Board spent the day collaborating at the Waldorf=Astoria, discussing industry trends and the needs of luxury travel advisors and suppliers.

 

Members of the LTX Advisory Board
Members of the LTX Advisory Board spent the day collaborating at the Waldorf=Astoria, discussing industry trends and the needs of luxury travel advisors and suppliers.

 

Members of the LTX Advisory Board
Members of the LTX Advisory Board spent the day collaborating at the Waldorf=Astoria, discussing industry trends and the needs of luxury travel advisors and suppliers.

 

Members of the LTX Advisory Board
Members of the LTX Advisory Board spent the day collaborating at the Waldorf=Astoria, discussing industry trends and the needs of luxury travel advisors and suppliers.

 

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