At this year’s Luxury Travel Exchange International, Travel Agent announced the launch of the Young Travel Leaders Alliance, a community for under-40 travel professionals that showcases industry talent, and fosters peer-to-peer networking and education, career development and information sharing opportunities. Our goal is to identify and recognize this group and provide a forum for continued innovation and information exchange.
We will partner with existing young leader organizations in the travel space to promote awareness and drive enrollment among new members. Through our publications we will provide content-specific education and information to address the growing need of young professionals. We will also serve as a conduit for local chapters to meet and share best practices.
As a travel agent, this alliance is valuable because it provides education and career guidance that speaks to this young community. The content we provide will focus on existing youth-oriented franchises, including Travel Agent’s 30 Under 30, and topics like social media, as well as introduce new media, including a targeted newsletter. Members will qualify for discounted registrations to the Young Leaders Conference and will gain eligibility for Young Leaders Alliance fam trips and more.