Millennials in Travel (MIT) is now an international organization with the launch of its Vancouver chapter, led by Kemi Wells of Wells Luxury Travel and McKenzie McMillen of The Travel Group.
“During the pandemic, we’ve focused on maintaining communication and listening to feedback on improvement as well as expansion of the organization to ensure we’re collectively able to meet the demands of the tourism industry,” said Joshua Smith, director of strategic development, in a press release. “While we’ve been looking at a few international destinations over the past couple years, Vancouver as major tourism market for both inbound and outbound tourism as well as a cultural hub, was a logical choice in the organization’s expansion.”
Wells and McMillan, the two former leaders of Young Travel Professionals (YTP), are the founders of the Millennials in Travel Vancouver chapter.
Talking about the expansion in a press note, Wells said, “After the closure of YTP, we continued fostering a local tourism network, however we recognized the opportunity in aligning with a larger entity and felt Millennials in Travel would be a perfect fit.” McMillan added, “The pandemic has greatly shifted networking and the ability to have a community, so we’re excited to build the Millennials in Travel brand and be the first outside of the United States.”
Millennials in Travel has also launched in Charleston, South Carolina, with a full leadership team which includes Jamie Jackson with Andavo Travel, Jennifer Horan with American Queen Steamboat Company, Brenna Emerson with Belmond and Ike High with Explore Charleston. Both chapters are in the planning stage of their launches to ensure local protocols allow for beneficial networking while keeping everyone healthy.
Millennials in Travel resumed in-person events in July with the Los Angeles chapter initiating the return for the organization.
For more information, visit www.millennialsintravel.com.