TIM SAWHOOK PARTICIPATES IN ELITE TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENT
05/23/2019

Travel Weekly and TravelAge West host top travel advisors at Global Travel Marketplace West

Online PR News – 23-May-2019 – Maineville, OH – TIM SAWHOOK PARTICIPATES IN ELITE TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENT

Travel Weekly and TravelAge West host top travel advisors at Global Travel Marketplace West

Maineville, OH - Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Tim Sawhook was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the sixth-annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) West as an Ambassador. Ambassadors are part of a small, select group of past event attendees who have demonstrated significant growth in both their business and network as a result of first-time attendance in 2018.

GTM West took place at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson/Lake Las Vegas, Nevada May 9 - 11, 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, and only 20 percent were invited back as Ambassadors. "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 116 suppliers engaged with travel advisors through a variety of one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings, exclusive Boardroom presentations and networking events.

"I firmly believe that life is all about building bridges. Each place you travel to, every new person you meet, and each exciting experience in life adds another piece to that bridge. As Travel Professionals, we are the bridge between our valued clients and the rest of the world. GTM West is the bridge between us and the keys to unlocking that world. Thank you so much GTM West for showing me that even though we sell travel, at the end of the day we are in the business of changing lives one person at a time." - Tim Sawhook

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 attend this event represent the best in today's travel business. The knowledge and experience they offer their clients are 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."

ABOUT TRAVEL WEEKLY:
Travel Weekly, the national newspaper of the travel industry, is the most influential provider of news, research, opinion and analysis to the North American travel trade marketplace. In addition to a weekly print publication, TravelWeekly.com, updated several times daily, is the most-visited industry website. Travel Weekly is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Group, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.

ABOUT TRAVELAGE WEST:
For more than 46 years, TravelAge West has been the trusted voice of the travel industry in the Western U.S. With award-winning writing and design, the publication brings the best of travel to life for readers. The magazine's first-hand, on-site reports and fresh destination coverage is a valued resource for travel advisors. TravelAge West is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Group, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.