NEW YORK (Sept. 30, 2014) ─ Travel trend expert Peter Yesawich, vice chairman of MMGY Global, will be a featured speaker at Questex Hospitality + Travel’s annual Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX) event to be held Dec. 9-11 at The Palazzo Las Vegas.
Yesawich, who directs MMGY’s consumer research, is regarded as one of the most respected and insightful sources on the habits, preferences and intentions of American travelers. He is a frequent commentator on travel trends in publications such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, Newsweek and Bloomberg Businessweek and has been featured on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, BBC World and National Public Radio.
His presentation, “The Affluent Traveler: Motivations, Myths and Market Opportunities,” will reveal highlights from the 2014 MMGY Global/Questex Portrait of Affluent Travelers and provide luxury travel advisors with insights into the emerging travel behavior and preferences of the growing affluent market.
“I look forward to sharing the key insights from this provocative piece of work with the Luxury Travel Exchange delegates,” said Yesawich. “We’ll also explore emerging generational differences with a particular focus on the next generation of affluent travelers, millennials, and how travel advisors may use the insights to enhance the effectiveness of their marketing plans and gain new clients.”
LTX brings fully vetted, top-producing advisors of luxury and premium niche travel together with leading suppliers for three days of one-to-one meetings, interactive networking and educational programming.
“Inviting Peter Yesawich to LTX is just another example of our commitment to providing quality programming to our audience of luxury travel advisors and suppliers,” said Jill Birkett, LTX event director for Questex Hospitality + Travel. “Delegates will walk away with a deeper understanding on how they should position their selling strategy to tap into the new generation of affluent travelers.”
The successful 2013 LTX program hosted more than 5,000 one-to-one meetings among 700 professional travel advisors who collectively book $800 million in business as well as 300 luxury travel suppliers.
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