Ultra Luxury Exchange Announces Advisory Board

Ultra Luxury Exchange, a division of Questex Hospitality + Travel, has announced the appointment of its Ultra Advisory Board for the inaugural event, which will be held in the first quarter of 2013.

The members represent a cross-section of top producing North American luxury travel agencies, and they will play a critical role in the program and setting the tone and structure for the event series.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to tap into our selected Board of Advisor ambassadors. Together, along with the team from our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, our commitment is to provide a dynamic and interactive program with elements completely designed for today’s true luxury advisor,” said Jennifer Fernandez, group show and event director, Questex Travel Group.

“Each member will bring insights that span decades and the globe for a truly unique perspective,” said Ruthanne Terrero, vice president of content and editorial director, Questex Travel Group. “With the industry’s best in representation, Ultra will lend to how the next evolution of travel advisors will redefine luxury travel while shaping how those experiences are consumed.”

The members are:

Jack Bloch, owner, JB's World Travel
Peter Carideo, president, CRC Travel
Gary D. Davis, president, Platinum Vacations
Shelby Donley, president and owner, Camelback Odyssey Travel
Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, president, Fischer Travel Enterprises
Anne Morgan Scully, president, McCabe World Travel
Martin Rapp, senior vice president of Leisure, Altour
Bob Romano, partner, Fugazi Travel
Gary Stevens, vice president of leisure sales and marketing, Leaders in Travel
Valerie Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer, Valerie Wilson Travel

Ultra will be hosted twice a year, once in North America and once in an international venue, and will provide destination immersion as well as insights into luxury travel trends among the world’s most elite travel executives. A host venue for the inaugural installment will be announced shortly.

Advisor positions are fully hosted and extremely limited. To learn more about the qualification process, contact ULTRA for details.