Press & News Coverage

Top Travel Advisors and Suppliers Do Business at Global Travel Marketplace West
Northstar Travel Group - May 23, 2017
GTM West event took place May 18-20, 2017 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada. GTM West is a two-and-a-half day appointment-based event where top-producing travel advisors and global travel suppliers conduct business face-to-face. READ MORE

Entrepreneurs-turned-agents Rise at GTM West
Travel Weekly - May 19, 2017
Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West) kicked off at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, where 100 top-producing advisers and 102 suppliers convened for the fourth annual event. READ MORE

Connie Risse: Agents Can Benefit from GTM West's Fast Pace
Travel Weekly - April 6, 2017
More information on the invitation-only conference from Connie Risse, a member of GTM's Advisory Board. READ MORE

Donna Alkarmi on GTM West: Connections made helped boost sales exponentially
Travel Weekly - March 20, 2017
More information on the invitation-only conference from Donna Alkarmi, a member of GTM's Advisory Board. READ MORE

Melissa Varela: Attend GTM for Relationship-building Opportunities
Travel Weekly - March 1, 2017
More information on the invitation-only conference from Melissa Varela, a member of GTM's Advisory Board. READ MORE

Global Travel Marketplace Advisory Board Meets in NYC
Travel Weekly - February 27, 2017
Northstar Travel Group convened its nine-member GTM Advisory Board to strategize the continued growth of its travel advisor events. READ MORE

Local Travel Agent Gives Deeper Meaning to what Travel is All About
WFMZ-TV - February 21, 2017
Sally Black, Founder and CEO of Vacationkids.com, was just named an Ambassador of Change. READ MORE

GTM West Moves to Las Vegas
Travel Weekly - February 16, 2017
GTM West is making its Las Vegas debut this year, May 18-20. READ MORE

Ridgefield Travel Agent Receives Industry Recognition
The Reflector - February 14, 2017
Shaunette White named “Ambassador” in annual travel conference. READ MORE

Agents Invited to Apply for Global Travel Marketplace Shows
Travel Weekly - January 17, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for Travel Weekly's annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) and GTM West. READ MORE

Travel Weekly and TravelAge West Host Top Travel Advisors at Global Travel Marketplace West
Testarossa Marketing - May 31, 2016
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Deborah Fogarty was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the third-annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West) as an Ambassador. READ MORE

Keeping it Cool in Tucson
Travel Pulse - May 11, 2016
In the midst of the Global Travel Marketplace immersion, Shore Trips sponsored an ice cream break – much-needed during the warm Tucson weather and the intense meetings at the show. READ MORE

Tim at Global Travel Marketplace West —The Sequel
Family Travel Gurus - May 9, 2016
“It was the best travel agent conference I’ve ever been to,” I wrote in this blog one year ago, describing my experience at Global Travel Marketplace West. READ MORE

Agents, Suppliers Find Success at GTM West
TravelAge West - May 9, 2016
Global Travel Marketplace West, or GTM West, last week returned to The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., for its third year, gathering travel agents and suppliers for networking and industry education. READ MORE

GTM Events Take Award for "Best Brand Experience Event"
Travel Weekly - May 4, 2016
The Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) brand was awarded a Silver Stevie Award in the Best Brand Experience Event category at the 14th annual American Business Awards. READ MORE

Global Travel Marketplace Honored as Silver Stevie Award Winner
Northstar Travel Group - May 3, 2016
Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Best Brand Experience Event category in The 14th Annual American Business Awards yesterday. READ MORE

Deadline for Applications for GTM West Coming Soon
Travel Weekly - March 22, 2016
Travel advisors interested in participating in Global Travel Marketplace West, May 4 to 6 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., are encouraged to register now. The deadline for applications is March 25. READ MORE

GTM Helped Deb Fogarty "Elevate Her Game"
Travel Weekly - March 21, 2016
Deb Fogarty, owner of Be Well Travel, is a member of the new GTM Advisory Board. She attributes her participation in GTM to her elevated profile in the supplier community and her growing network of peers to share business ideas. READ MORE

Supplier Roster Set for GTM West
Travel Weekly - March 16, 2016
Growing a supplier portfolio and developing supplier relationships are core components of Travel Weekly and TravelAge West’s GTM events. The supplier opportunities for GTM West have been sold out for weeks and the full roster is now available. READ MORE

Meet Geoff Millar, Who Grew His Business 22% Because of GTM West
Travel Weekly - March 11, 2016
Geoff Millar, co-owner of Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel in Phoenix Arizona, is a member of the new GTM Advisory Board and will be attending GTM West this year as a veteran and a GTM West success story. READ MORE

TravelAge West and Travel Weekly Create GTM Advisory Board
TravelAge West - March 10, 2016
Nine board members have been selected to help advise for Global Travel Marketplace conferences. READ MORE

Global Travel Marketplace Advisory Board Created
Travel Weekly - March 7, 2016
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West have launched the Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) Advisory Board. The nine advisory board members were selected from a pool of more than 400 past attendees and each will serve a two-year term. READ MORE

Applications Open for 2016 GTM Events
Travel Weekly - January 26, 2016
Applications are now being accepted for Northstar Travel Group’s annual Global Travel Marketplace and Global Travel Marketplace West events. READ MORE

Agents at Global Travel Marketplace laud river cruising
Travel Weekly - June 29, 2015
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The popularity of river cruises shows no signs of abating, according to travel agents at Global Travel Marketplace here. River cruises have caught the imagination of the client and are a lucrative sale for agents, said Jackie Vernon, a CruiseOne franchise owner in Green Bay, Wis. READ MORE.

Travel Weekly and TravelAge West choose top travel professionals to participate in Global Travel Marketplace West 2015 event
Vacations in Paradise Destination Weddings - May 8, 2015
Pflugerville, TX - Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Michelle Bouzek was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the second annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West)... READ MORE

Tim's Weekend at Global Travel Marketplace West
FamilyTravelGurus.com - May 7, 2015
“Have you been there?” This is a question I have been asked often in my 13 years as a travel agent. READ MORE

TravelWeekly and TravelAge West Celebrate Successful Travel Agent Event
Northstar Travel Media - May 6, 2015
SECAUCUS, NJ - Travel Weekly and TravelAge West announce the successful completion of the sold-out second annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West) event, held May 1 - 3, 2015 at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. READ MORE

Press Release GTM West 2015
Your Hub - May 6, 2015
Sandy Darley, of Darley Travel and Elegant Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, was accepted in to the exclusive Global Travel Marketplace program from over 700 agents. READ MORE

Dave Holman Selected to Participate in Elite Travel Event
Dave Holman's Travel Blog - May 5, 2015
HESPERIA, CA - Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that David Holman was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the second annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West), which took place at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona, May 1-3, 2015. READ MORE

GTM West Impresses Agents and Suppliers for Second Year
TravelAge West - May 5, 2015
Travel agents and suppliers walk away from Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West) with renewed business outlooks. READ MORE

77 Agents, 80 Suppliers Network at Travel Weekly/Travel Age West Event
Travel Weekly - May 5, 2015
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The second annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West), an event hosted by Travel Weekly and sister publication TravelAge West, was held May 1 - 3 at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa here. READ MORE

Time Running Out to Apply for GTM West
Travel Weekly - March 20, 2015
Global Travel Marketplace West, May 1-3 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, is sold out for travel suppliers and only a handful of spots remain for qualified travel agents. READ MORE

Top-performing Agents Rush to Apply for GTM Events
Travel Weekly - February 11, 2015
Early demand for acceptance to this year's exclusive Global Travel Marketplace events has surpassed expectations with applications up 45% over the launch period last year. READ MORE

Applications Open for Global Travel Marketplace
Travel Weekly - January 12, 2015
Global Travel Marketplace applications are now being accepted. A limited number of top-performing agents will be accepted to participate. READ MORE

Levich Picked as 'Cream of Crop' of Travel Agent
Lake Oswego Review - May 15, 2014
Beth Levich of Lake Oswego emerged at the top at the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace West in Tucson, AZ on May 2-4.
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Oro Valley Resident to Attend Inaugural Event
Explorernews.com - May 14, 2014
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West recently announced Oro Valley resident Judy M. Wheeler was selected from hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West), which took place at the Westin La Paloma Resort earlier this month.  READ MORE

Dedra Shehan, president of Cowboy Way Travel, offers her take on how to prove the value of travel agents. //©2014 Eugene Ko

Dedra Shehan, president of Cowboy Way Travel, offers her take on how to prove the value of travel agents. //©2014 Eugene Ko

How to Get Consumers to Want You
TravelAge West - May 8, 2014
GTM West travel agents share strategies to communicate their value to customers. READ MORE

GTM West
Kansas City Star- May 7, 2014
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West choose top travel professionals to participate in inaugural Global Travel Marketplace West 2014 event. READ MORE

GTM West Provides Forum for Agent-Supplier Talks
Travel Weekly - May 5, 2014
Travel Weekly and TravelAge West's inaugural Global Travel Marketplace West, a West Coast spinoff of last year's elite-agent event in Fort Lauderdale, was a reminder that even successful agents can extend their supplier network. READ MORE

GTM Goes West
TravelAge West - October, 28, 2014
TravelAge West and sister publication Travel Weekly will launch a second elite, appointment-only event, Global Travel Marketplace West, which will take place May 2-4, 2014, at The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tuscon, Ariz. READ MORE

Hilton Head Travel Professional Chosen for Industry Event
The Island Packet – August 12, 2013
Travel Weekly recently announced it selected Leo Zabinski, president of Classic Travel Hilton Head, to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace, which took place July 24-26 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. READ MORE

Marcy Gelber Selected to Participate in Elite Travel Industry Event
Northbrook – August 06, 2013
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Marcy Gelber was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 - 26. GTM is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face. READ MORE

Sixth Star Travel Selected To Participate In Elite Industry Event
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – August 05, 2013
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Helga Thalheimer, of Sixth Star Travel, was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/ Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 - 26. GTM is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face. READ MORE

Local Des Moines Travel Agent Selected to Participate in Elite Industry Event
PR.com – July 31, 2013
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Encore Travel - Luxury Travel Concierge was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 - 26. GTM is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face. READ MORE

VIP Vacations Inc’s Jennifer Doncsecz and Dawn Macrae select participated Elite Industry Event
PRLOG – July 30, 2013
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that JENNIFER DONCSECZ AND DAWN MACRAE was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 - 26.  GTM is a 3-day appointment-only event for travel agents and suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face. READ MORE

US Travel Agent Partakes in Elite Industry Event
Frontdoors news – July 29, 2013
Travel Weekly is proud to announce that Wally Jones of Travel Leaders Phoenix was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) which took place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 24 – 26. READ MORE

At GTM Event, Common Approaches, Concerns
Travel Weekly – July 29, 2013
Agents attending Travel Weekly’s Global Travel Marketplace have exhibited some common characteristics when they talked about the state of retail travel during boardroom sessions on July 24. READ MORE

Tourism Officials Say Travel Agents Still Key in Vacation Planning
Sun Sentinel – July 26, 2013
Despite consumers’ increasing use of the Internet as a go-to source for information, when it comes to planning and booking a vacation, travel agents remain a key part of the equation today, tourism officials say. READ MORE

Hughey Selected for Travel Agent Honor
Country FM 98.3
A Pulaski woman was selected to be one of 100 participants in the inaugural Global Travel Marketplace last month in Florida.
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