Veteran transport executive Steve Gorga non-stop a 2014 Global Travel Marketplace (GTM), an eventuality that connects tip transport agents with suppliers for dual days of networking and presentations.
Gorga has had a 30-plus year career in transport during companies such as American Airlines, Travel Impressions and American Express. He minute his latest venture, Exclusive Group Travel, that books clients during 150 comprehensive resorts in Mexico, a Dominican Republic and Jamaica.
Gorga spoke to a opening breakfast during GTM, that is sponsored by Travel Weekly. Over 100 rarely competent transport agents were comparison to attend this year’s event, out of some-more than 500 applicants.
The organisation represents some-more than $300 million in 2013 transport sales, pronounced Alicia Evanko-Lewis, clamp boss of events during Northstar Travel Media, a primogenitor association of Travel Weekly.
Agents run a progression from home formed to store front, and occupy niches trimming from cruise-only to spousal to booze and culinary tours.
“It’s a farrago of a participants and their backgrounds that unequivocally make GTM unique,” Evanko-Lewis said.
One representative during a breakfast final week requisitioned a journey for dual people on Seabourn Cruises that surfaced $100,000 she said.
“Whoever pronounced transport agents are going divided needs to spend a integrate of mins with a people in this room,” Evanko-Lewis said.
The event, being hold during a Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Fla., continues by Friday.