Ultra Exciting

John McMahon

As you navigate your career, it’s always a good idea to take a break, and by that I don’t mean a vacation. Now that your office is tethered by the smart phone, you can, and do, work 24/7. You’re deep into curating travel for your clients and ensuring the end result is flawless. Think about it—does anyone ever come to you and say, “Just send me on an okay trip”? No. They want the best out of you no matter what the investment. So how do we find time to think about the big picture in the world of luxury travel? Hopefully reading Luxury Travel Advisor gives you that insight.

Last month we took the time to gather some of the industry’s leading advisors to look into the future for you. The setting was the Park Hyatt Chicago, an amazing facility to decompress the group as we ventured into two days of facts, opinions, debate and collaboration. The results will provide a clear road map to the future of luxury travel and a white paper outlining these two days. More on this from our VP/editorial director, Ruthanne Terrero, in this and future issues. Adding to our desire to give you that clear path to prosperity, we have partnered with MMGY, the leading travel industry research and marketing company on a study called “The 2014 Portrait of Affluent Travelers.” This is the most comprehensive insight on forward booking trends and needs of the affluent travelers. Most studies tend to look at past habits; I always say, “Why look back? You should look forward.” In upcoming issues, we will give you a peek into the findings; those interested can order the entire look into the future online at www.mmgyglobal.com/research.

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With this insight, your break to stop to navigate your business path will be a short one and a clear one.

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