Attention Luxury Travel Sellers

The staff at Luxury Travel Expo is busy planning our 2007 conference program. We have many great topics planned for you, the luxury agent, to nurture and build your luxury travel business. Included will be sessions on industry trends, sales and marketing insights tailored to the luxury agent, hot destinations and personal development, plus many more that will be announced within the next month. Also, this year The Travel Institute Conference will be held prior to Luxury Travel Expo on Tuesday, December 4, providing an even greater value for agents looking for education with their conference entitled "Skills You Can Use on Monday Morning!" Alicia Evanko, CMP

We are also happy to welcome back the opening breakfast sponsor, Brendan Worldwide Vacations and its sister companies: Insight Vacations, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Trafalgar and Uniworld Grand River Cruises. Agents will surely be pleased to kick off Wednesday ready to begin their conference activities refueled for the jam-packed day ahead of them.

Brendan and company will also be treating our attendees to an informative one-hour session highlighting their numerous products. Agents will be able to learn how these brands can be included in their luxury offerings. With all companies being represented, this session will be a must-attend for any agent wanting to build their portfolio.

In business since 1969, Brendan Worldwide Vacations remains a family-owned-and-operated business that prides itself on offering unique vacation experiences throughout the world. With a strong commitment to the travel agent community, Brendan has packages that consistently exceed expectations.

With a philosophy based in "The Art of Touring in Style," Insight Vacations provides premium tours to Europe, the United States, Canada and the eastern Mediterranean. Insight has great pride in offering their guests business-class style comfort and more leg room in their motorcoaches.

Agents will be pleased to learn more about The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. This hotel company is grounded in providing their guests with the best possible service while creating an atmosphere that is likened to a "home away from home." The collection is comprised of 10 luxury properties with locations in London, Geneva, Cape Town and Palm Beach.

Trafalgar Tours offers more than 200 vacation itineraries to Europe, Britain, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South America. With 60 years of service to the industry, the company offers escorted tours, vacation packages and dream holidays while providing an opportunity to discover exciting destinations.

Uniworld Grand River Cruises focuses on luxury river cruises and tours in Europe, Russia, China and Egypt. This company is the perfect choice for the discerning traveler, with its all-inclusive cruises covering all onboard meals, fully hosted shore excursions and riverview staterooms,

To learn more about the latest developments, register for December's ninth annual Luxury Travel Expo. Visit www.luxurytravelexpo.com

Alicia Evanko, CMP Show Director aevanko@questex.com