Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Scott VanSyckle from Kingdom Konsultant Travel and Beyond the Kingdom Travel was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the sixth-annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM), which took place at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 26-28, 2019. GTM is a two-and-a-half day appointment-only event for top-producing travel advisors in North America and leading cruise, hotel, tour and destination suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face.
Only a select group of the nearly 800 applicants were selected to participate.
“A GTM advisor is one that recognizes the importance of creating new business relationships and fostering existing ones, and understands how crucial it is to be well educated in this ever-changing industry,” says Jacqueline Hurst, Director, Trade Recruitment and Engagement, Travel Weekly Events. “With up-to-date knowledge and valuable relationships in their arsenal, these advisors are fully equipped to provide each client with a unique experience, tailored to their travel preferences.”
A record 158 suppliers engaged with travel advisors through a variety of one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings, exclusive Boardroom presentations and networking events.
“As we’re focusing our efforts towards building our new division, Beyond the Kingdom Travel, GTM seemed like the logical choice to connect with our existing suppliers & build relationships with new suppliers. I was energized to attend this event and my enthusiasm has been shared with my team. The excitement from our entire team post-event has been incredible. My team is super-charged to take this division to the next level,” VanSycle said.
GTM advisors exhibit unparalleled industry expertise and have relationships with key individuals in hotel, cruise, tour and destination organizations, allowing them to best meet their valuable clients’ needs.
“The advisors chosen to attended this event represent the best in today’s travel business. The knowledge and experience they offer their clients is second to none, and is undoubtedly enhanced as a result of attending the event,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Senior Vice President of Events, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Group. “GTM provided the platform for these travel professionals to network with like-minded individuals who all have the same goal: To build and grow their business.”
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