Luxury Travel Expo Announces Tracks, Conference Program For 2009 Show


Luxury Travel Expo, produced by Luxury Travel Advisor and Travel Agent magazine and wholly owned by Questex Media Group, released their 2009 conference program, "A Luxury Seller’s Toolbox for Sales Success." The program is designed to give agents a solid plan to immediately increase results within their luxury agency. The 11th annual show will be held from December 1-3 in Las Vegas and will feature over 25 sessions led by more than 50 industry leaders on board to share their knowledge.

“This year we have introduced tracks to our conference program to easily classify sessions and designate topics of interest,” commented show director, Alicia Evanko. “Agents will be able to plan out their conference experience and absorb the maximum amount of relevant knowledge applicable to their agency.”

Tracks include: Sales & Marketing, Interactive Technology, Experiential and Professional Development & Executive Insight. The conference program is available at

Speakers include: Priscilla Alexander, founder and president of ProTravel International; Terry Dale, president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association; Nathan E. Devore, senior vice president of Rich Worldwide Travel; Malaka Hilton, CEO, president and founder of Admiral Travel International; Jack Mannix, CTC, president and CEO of Ensemble Travel Group; Ignacio Maza, executive vice president of Signature Travel Network; Gene Sloan, Travel Editor/Cruise for USA Today; and Jim Strong, CTC, ACC, president of Strong Travel Services.

The general sessions and the Tuesday pre-event accreditation workshops will be held at the MGM Grand Conference Center. The concurrent conference sessions and trade show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The host hotel is The Signature at MGM Grand with additional accommodations available at MGM Grand. Access to the complete conference program is included in the Early Bird $50 registration fee (expires August 31st). Register today at

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