For the second year Travel Leaders Group hosted dual trade shows across the country, with one on October 24 in Los Angeles and another the following week in New York City on October 30. The shows gathered the group’s luxury brands, connecting them with supplier partners to learn all that is new before the beginning of the new year.
The “Elevate the Journey” trade shows were booked to capacity with waiting lists of suppliers interested in presenting. In Beverly Hills, the show brought in 185 suppliers and 255 travel advisors. In New York, over 275 suppliers and more than 360 advisors were in attendance.
The trade shows featured hor d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner and an open bar. Airlines hotels and tour operators offered giveaways that included round trip international flights and complimentary nights at luxury properties worldwide.
Travel Leaders Group manages leisure, business and franchise travel through a variety of divisions and brands. The group’s luxury brands, including ALTOUR, Andrew Harper Travel, Protravel International and Tzell Travel, together represent the largest luxury travel buying force in North America. With more than 7,000 agency locations the group ranks as one of the industry’s largest travel agency companies. Travel Leaders Group also runs The Travel Collection, a portfolio of travel offers, discounts, benefits and offers.