Internova Announces First-Ever “Internova PLUS” Event

Internova Travel Group has announced its first-ever “Internova PLUS” event, to be held from January 17-20 in San Diego, CA. The inaugural edition of the exclusive event will convene luxury travel providers, agencies and advisors.

“Our ethos for ‘Internova PLUS’ is to bring balance to the discourse surrounding luxury travel; and how best to inspire and serve our mutual luxury travelers,” said Albert Herrera, EVP of partner relations, Internova. “We believe everyone from the emerging travel advisor to the seasoned general manager to the owner of a global tour operator adds value to the conversation. Only together can we create the equation that will solve the needs of tomorrow’s luxury travelers.”

“Internova PLUS” will be held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Attendees will be urged to delve deeper into the possibilities of their role in the luxury travel community. They will be tasked with tackling tough industry topics in think-tank sessions designed to capitalize on the creative dynamics within each group. Additionally, one-to-one meetings and structured networking pursuits will foster imagination, collaboration and connection.

Just 125 of Internova’s 100,000 travel advisors from ALTOUR, Global Travel Collection and Travel Leaders Group, which includes Travel Leaders Network and Nexion Travel Group, have been invited to participate in this exclusive event. The travel advisors in attendance represent over $300 million in annual luxury travel sales. Both partner and advisor participants were invited to attend based on the criteria of outstanding sales, innovative approach to business or product development and leadership. A special group of new-to-industry advisors and emerging travel companies such as Journey Costa Rica, Space Perspective and Passalacqua are also part of the attendees’ list.

“When planning for ‘PLUS,’ we segmented our attendees in a less conventional manner to ensure future editions of ‘PLUS’ provide the same energy and opportunity for participants,” said Herrera. “We know it is important to partners to have the opportunity to connect with a fresh group of buyers each year instead of duplicating the event with the ‘usual suspects.’”

Among the 85 supplier partners scheduled to attend are hotel groups Hyatt Hotels, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Marriot International Luxury Brands, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Accor; cruise lines Ama Waterways and Explora; tour operators Ultimate Jet Vacations and Tauck Tours; and destination management companies including I.D.I Travel – Italy & France, Via Tours Croatia, Tempo VIP and Queen of Clubs.

“Internova PLUS” follows two “SELECT Marketplace” events held by Internova in New York City and London in 2022, designed to create new opportunities in luxury travel by convening advisors and suppliers.

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