More than 10,000 travel agents are expected in Las Vegas this week for Travel Week 2007, a series of events anchored by the ninth annual Luxury Travel Expo and the second annual Home-Based Travel Agent Expo and Conference. Produced by Questex Media Group--publisher of Travel Agent, Home-Based Travel Agent, Luxury Travel Advisor and Premier Hotels & Resorts magazines--Travel Week began Tuesday and will run through Thursday at Mandalay Bay Resort. It includes the Travel Institute Conference, Signature Travel Network's annual meeting, CTA, CTC and CTIE testing and NEST FEST.
As an official sponsor, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will host a variety of events and dinners throughout the week. "The LVCVA has always recognized the value of travel agents and their efforts to help us promote tourism to our city," said Art Jimenez, senior director of leisure sales for the agency. "Travel Week provides a valuable opportunity to get in front of this audience and showcase all of the luxury resorts and amenities that Las Vegas has to offer."
"Travel agents are the driving force within the travel distribution network, and their contribution to the suppliers' overall business is paramount," remarked Alicia Evanko, show director for Questex Media Group. "It's no wonder our partners at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and our expansive base of worldwide suppliers have opted to be a part of this influential and industry-recognized annual event." For more information about Travel Week, visit www.vegastravelweek.com. (MA)