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Global Travel Marketplace 2018-19 Advisory Board Announced
Travel Weekly - November 22, 2017
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West have announced the Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) Advisory Board. READ MORE

Bothell’s Travel Agency Owner Attends Global Travel Marketplace
HeraldNet - August 4, 2017
Bothell business owner Suzy Schreiner was selected to attend the fifth-annual Global Travel Marketplace July 9 through 11 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida. READ MORE

Shelly Ramirez Participates in Elite Travel Industry Event
Norman Chamber of Commerce - July 26, 2017
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West host top travel advisors at Global Travel Marketplace. READ MORE

Elite Agents Expand Expertise at Global Travel Marketplace
Travel Weekly - July 19, 2017
Top producing travel advisors meet with over 120 suppliers to expand their book of business. READ MORE

Jane Rutledge Participates in Elite Travel Industry Event
AL.com - July 18, 2017
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Jane Rutledge was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the fifth-annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM), which took place at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 9-11, 2017. READ MORE

Joel Scholtz Participates in Elite Travel Industry Event
Burlington County Chamber of Commerce - July 17, 2017
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Joel Scholtz was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the fifth-annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM), which took place at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 9-11, 2017. READ MORE

Everything For No One
Travel Weekly - July 17, 2017
Editor-in-chief Arnie Weissmann discusses the effective selling techniques of GTM's elite travel advisors. READ MORE

Business Booms at Sold-Out 5th Annual Global Travel Marketplace
Northstar Travel Group - July 14, 2017
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West’s fifth-annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) event connected top travel advisors and top global suppliers for a two-and-a-half day appointment-based event at The Diplomat Beach Resort. READ MORE

Top Sellers Gather at Global Travel Marketplace
Travel Weekly - July 10, 2017
Global Travel Marketplace (GTM), a boutique trade show hosted by Travel Weekly, opened for its fifth annual renewal on Sunday afternoon at The Diplomat Beach Resort. READ MORE

A Travel Agent Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business
TravelAge West - June 4, 2017
Eight 'million-dollar agents' at the GTM West conference share their tricks of the trade. READ MORE

Above & Beyond Travel's Maureen Dinnocenzo Named as Top 100 Agent at Industry Event
Thepinetree.net - May 26, 2017
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Maureen Dinnocenzo was selected from among hundreds of recommended travel professionals to attend the fourth-annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West). READ MORE

Top Travel Advisors and Suppliers Do Business at Global Travel Marketplace West
Northstar Travel Group - May 23, 2017
GTM West event took place May 18-20, 2017 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada. GTM West is a two-and-a-half day appointment-based event where top-producing travel advisors and global travel suppliers conduct business face-to-face. READ MORE

Entrepreneurs-turned-agents Rise at GTM West
Travel Weekly - May 19, 2017
Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West) kicked off at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, where 100 top-producing advisers and 102 suppliers convened for the fourth annual event. READ MORE

Connie Risse: Agents Can Benefit from GTM West's Fast Pace
Travel Weekly - April 6, 2017
More information on the invitation-only conference from Connie Risse, a member of GTM's Advisory Board. READ MORE

Donna Alkarmi on GTM West: Connections made helped boost sales exponentially
Travel Weekly - March 20, 2017
More information on the invitation-only conference from Donna Alkarmi, a member of GTM's Advisory Board. READ MORE

Melissa Varela: Attend GTM for Relationship-building Opportunities
Travel Weekly - March 1, 2017
More information on the invitation-only conference from Melissa Varela, a member of GTM's Advisory Board. READ MORE

Global Travel Marketplace Advisory Board Meets in NYC
Travel Weekly - February 27, 2017
Northstar Travel Group convened its nine-member GTM Advisory Board to strategize the continued growth of its travel advisor events. READ MORE

Local Travel Agent Gives Deeper Meaning to what Travel is All About
WFMZ-TV - February 21, 2017
Sally Black, Founder and CEO of Vacationkids.com, was just named an Ambassador of Change. READ MORE

GTM West Moves to Las Vegas
Travel Weekly - February 16, 2017
GTM West is making its Las Vegas debut this year, May 18-20. READ MORE

Ridgefield Travel Agent Receives Industry Recognition
The Reflector - February 14, 2017
Shaunette White named “Ambassador” in annual travel conference. READ MORE

Agents Invited to Apply for Global Travel Marketplace Shows
Travel Weekly - January 17, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for Travel Weekly's annual GTM and GTM West. READ MORE

Fourth Annual GTM Held in Florida
TravelAge West - September 12, 2016
From August 21-23 Travel Weekly and TravelAge West hosted the fourth-annual Global Travel Marketplace. READ MORE

Debbie Helms Participates in Elite Travel Indsutry Event
Dive Industry Association - August 30, 2016
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Debbie Helms was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the fourth-annual GTM.  READ MORE

For Ambassadors, Opportunity to Re-Engage at GTM Conference
Travel Weekly - August 29, 2016
When Ronda Helton showed up for GTM last summer, one of her major weaknesses as an agent, she said, was her lack of connections for selling Europe.  READ MORE

Award-Winning Global Travel Marketplace Celebrates Success
Northstar Travel Group - August 25, 2016
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West celebrate the successful completion of the sold-out fourth-annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) event, held August 21-23, 2016 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida. READ MORE

Global Travel Marketplace Format has Suppliers Come to Agents
Travel Weekly - August 23, 2016
Global Travel Marketplace (GTM), a boutique trade show hosted by Travel Weekly, opened for its fourth annual renewal on Monday at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Fla.   READ MORE

GTM Events Take Award for "Best Brand Experience Event"
Travel Weekly - May 4, 2016
The Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) brand was awarded a Silver Stevie Award in the Best Brand Experience Event category at the 14th annual American Business Awards. READ MORE

Just 10 Spots Left For Global Travel Marketplace
Travel Weekly - April 19, 2016
Only 10 spots remain for this year's Global Travel Marketplace. READ MORE

Deadline for Applications for GTM West Coming Soon
Travel Weekly - March 22, 2016
Travel advisors interested in participating in Global Travel Marketplace West, May 4 to 6 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., are encouraged to register now. The deadline for applications is March 25. READ MORE

GTM Helped Deb Fogarty "Elevate Her Game"
Travel Weekly - March 21, 2016
Deb Fogarty, owner of Be Well Travel, is a member of the new GTM Advisory Board. She attributes her participation in GTM to her elevated profile in the supplier community and her growing network of peers to share business ideas. READ MORE

Meet Geoff Millar, who grew his business 22% because of GTM West
Travel Weekly - March 11, 2016
Geoff Millar, co-owner of Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel in Phoenix Arizona, is a member of the new GTM Advisory Board and will be attending GTM West this year as a veteran and a GTM West success story. READ MORE

TravelAge West and Travel Weekly Create GTM Advisory Board
TravelAge West - March 10, 2016
Nine board members have been selected to help advise for Global Travel Marketplace conferences. READ MORE

Global Travel Marketplace Advisory Board Created
Travel Weekly - March 7, 2016
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West have launched the Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) Advisory Board. The nine advisory board members were selected from a pool of more than 400 past attendees and each will serve a two-year term. READ MORE

Applications Open for 2016 GTM Events
Travel Weekly - January 26, 2016
Applications are now being accepted for Northstar Travel Group’s annual Global Travel Marketplace and Global Travel Marketplace West events. READ MORE

Cessy Meacham of Anytime Travel Solutions Participates in Elite Industry Event in Fort Lauderdale
Brevard Business News - August 17, 2015
“Travel Weekly” has announced that Cessy Meacham of Anytime Travel Solutions in Melbourne was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the third–annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM), which took place June 28–30 at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale.

Personnel File: Local Travel Agent Participates in Top Industry Event
Danville San Ramon - July 20, 2015
San Ramon resident and owner of Modern Romance Travel agency Melissa Varela was selected by Travel Weekly to participate in a top industry event last month. READ MORE

Forum's Success Linked to Quality Agents, One-on-one Format
Travel Weekly - July 13, 2015
Hollywood, FL - When Intrepid Group decided to increase its presence in the U.S., the Australian small-group adventure firm made a decision to ramp up its recognition with travel agents. READ MORE

The Riviera Nayarit and Vallarta Work the GTM East 2015
Vallarta Today - July 4, 2015
June was a month of intense promotional activity for the Riviera Nayarit Conventions and Visitors Bureau (CVB), which together with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust ended this period in Hollywood, Florida, by participating in the Global Travel Marketplace East 2015. READ MORE

Marissa Varela Selected to Participate in Elite Travel Event
1888 Press Release - July 3, 2015
San Francisco, CA - Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Melissa Varela was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the third-annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM), which took place at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 28-30, 2015. READ MORE

Travel Weekly Celebrates Successful Travel Agent Event
Northstar Travel Media - July 2, 2015
Secaucus, NJ - Travel Weekly announces the successful completion of the sold-out third annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) event, held June 28-30, 2015 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. READ MORE

Agents at Global Travel Marketplace Laud River Cruising
Travel Weekly - June 29, 2015
Hollywood, FL - The popularity of river cruises shows no signs of abating, according to travel agents at Global Travel Marketplace here. READ MORE

TravelWeekly and TravelAge West Celebrate Successful Travel Agent Event
Northstar Travel Media - May 6, 2015
Secaucus, NJ - Travel Weekly and TravelAge West announce the successful completion of the sold-out second annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West) event, held May 1 - 3, 2015 at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. READ MORE

GTM West Impresses Agents and Suppliers for Second Year
TravelAge West - May 5, 2015
Travel agents and suppliers walk away from Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West) with renewed business outlooks. READ MORE

77 agents, 80 suppliers network at Travel Weekly/Travel Age West event
Travel Weekly - May 5, 2015
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The second annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West), an event hosted by Travel Weekly and sister publication TravelAge West, was held May 1 - 3 at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa here. READ MORE

Global Travel Marketplace Almost Sold Out
Travel Weekly - April 30, 2015
Global Travel Marketplace, June 28-30 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla., is 95% full for qualified travel agents and participating suppliers. READ MORE

Time Running Out to Apply for GTM West
Travel Weekly - March 20, 2015
Global Travel Marketplace West, May 1-3 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, is sold out for travel suppliers and only a handful of spots remain for qualified travel agents. READ MORE.

Top-performing Agents Rush to Apply for GTM Events
Travel Weekly - February 11, 2015
Early demand for acceptance to this year's exclusive Global Travel Marketplace events has surpassed expectations with applications up 45% over the launch period last year. READ MORE.

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Applications Open for Global Travel Marketplace
Travel Weekly - January 12, 2015
Global Travel Marketplace applications are now being accepted. A limited number of top-performing agents will be accepted to participate. READ MORE

OK Travel Selected to Participate in Elite Event
City NewsHound - July 24, 2014
Travel Weekly, the leading travel industry publication, announces that Karen Kimmy (OK Travel) was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 9-11.

Debra Helms Selected to Participate in Elite Travel Event
Dive Industry Association, Inc. - July 29, 2014
Travel Weekly chooses top travel professionals to participate in Global Travel Marketplace 2014. READ MORE

McDaniel Attends Travel Symposium
NWFDailyNews.com - July 17, 2014
Travel Weekly has selected Tammy McDaniel, owner of Tammy's Journeys, to attend the Global Travel Marketplace that took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale earlier this month. READ MORE

Travel Weekly Celebrates Successful Travel Agent Event
Travel Weekly - July 15, 2014
Travel Weekly announced today the successful launch and completion of Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) on July 9-11, 2014 at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida. READ MORE

Brevard Travel Pro Jean Paugh Among Best In America
SpaceCoastDaily.com - July 16, 2014
Travel Weekly, the leading travel industry publication, announced that Jean Paugh was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the Global Travel Marketplace 2014. READ MORE

Global Travel Marketplace Wins Best Buyer-Seller Event at Expo's 2014 E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards
Expo - June 25, 2014
Expo, the leading multichannel brand serving the trade show and event industry, awarded Travel Weekly's Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) Best Buyer-Seller Event at the 2014 E.X.C.I.T.E Awards. GTM was also nominated for Best First-Time Event. READ MORE

First Annual GTM West Shows Its Value
TravelAge West - May 5, 2014
Travel agents report that TravelAge West and Travel Weekly's new event was productive for business.
When you bring 76 really successful travel agents together for a conference, it better be worthwhile. That was the challenge for the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West), a West Coast spin-off of last year's elite-agent event, GTM. READ MORE

Travel Agent Participates in Global Travel Marketplace
Pine Journal - August 16, 2013
Cloquet resident and Divine Destinations travel agent Jennifer Maki was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 24-26. READ MORE

Hilton Head Travel Professional Chosen for Industry Event
The Island Packet – August 12, 2013 Travel Weekly recently announced it selected Leo Zabinski, president of Classic Travel Hilton Head, to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace, which took place July 24-26 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. READ MORE 

For Minn. Agent, a Morning Flurry at TW Event
Travel Weekly – August 06, 2013
Hollywood, Fla. - It's 9:06 a.m., July 25, at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. Outside, sun sparkles on gentle waves lapping the beach. Inside the Grand Ballroom, 112 travel agents who together sell nearly $300 million worth of travel are starting a two-day marathon of one-on-one meetings with suppliers at Travel Weekly's Global Travel Marketplace. READ MORE

Marcy Gelber Selected to Participate in Elite Travel Industry Event
Chicago Tribune – August 06, 2013
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Marcy Gelber was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 - 26. GTM is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face. READ MORE

Sixth Star Travel Selected To Participate In Elite Industry Event
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – August 05, 2013
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Helga Thalheimer, of Sixth Star Travel, was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/ Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 - 26. GTM is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face. READ MORE

Local Des Moines Travel Agent Selected to Participate in Elite Industry Event
PR.com – July 31, 2013
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Encore Travel - Luxury Travel Concierge was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 - 26. GTM is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face. READ MORE

VIP Vacations Inc’s Jennifer Doncsecz and Dawn Macrae select participated Elite Industry Event
PRLOG – July 30, 2013
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Jennifer Doncsecz and Dawn Macrae was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 - 26.  GTM is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face. READ MORE

US Travel Agent Partakes in Elite Industry Event
Frontdoors news – July 29, 2013
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Wally Jones of Travel Leaders Phoenix was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 – 26. READ MORE

At GTM Event, Common Approaches, Concerns
Travel Weekly – July 29, 2013
Agents attending Travel Weekly’s Global Travel Marketplace have exhibited some common characteristics when they talked about the state of retail travel during boardroom sessions on July 24. READ MORE

Tourism Officials Say Travel Agents Still Key in Vacation Planning
Sun Sentinel – July 26, 2013
Despite consumers’ increasing use of the Internet as a go-to source for information, when it comes to planning and booking a vacation, travel agents remain a key part of the equation today, tourism officials say. READ MORE

Hughey Selected for Travel Agent Honor
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A Pulaski woman was selected to be one of 100 participants in the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace last month in Florida. READ MORE