Global Travel Collection Announces ‘Elevate the Journey’ Virtual Conference Nov. 9-12

Exclusive Event Offers Luxury Advisors Networking, Education & Entertainment

New York, NY (Nov. 2, 2020) —Global Travel Collection (GTC), the luxury division of Internova Travel Group including Protravel International, Tzell Travel Group, and Colletts Travel, is transforming its “Elevate the Journey” trade show into a four-day international virtual conference. The event is scheduled from Nov. 9 to 12 with plenary sessions, workshops and one-on-one appointments.

[blockquote text=”Connecting is so important at this time. This is our chance to discover what the future holds and how we can pivot as we move towards recovery.” show_quote_icon=”yes” width=”100″ quote_icon_color=”#ee3123″]

– Angie Licea, President of Global Travel Collection

“Throughout Elevate the Journey, advisors will have an opportunity to network with leaders and colleagues, GTC preferred suppliers, hear from conference sponsors and be inspired by keynote speakers,” said Angie Licea, President of GTC, the new division which includes Internova Travel Group’s high-service premium and luxury travel businesses. “Our first-ever virtual event makes it possible to broaden the learning opportunities for our advisors and engagement with our supplier partners at this critical time.”

In attendance will be top luxury travel advisors from Internova Travel Group’s brands including Protravel, Tzell Travel, All Star Travel Group, ALTOUR, In The Know Travel Experiences (ITKE), and Colletts. Together, they represent the largest selling force for premium corporate, luxury leisure and entertainment travel in North America.

Keynote speaker and happiness expert Tia Graham, founder of Arrive at Happy, will give an inspirational talk titled, “Supercharge Your Resilience and Success.” Graham partners with organizations and individuals to increase their daily happiness and success in all areas of their lives. She has a Certificate in Happiness Studies and a Certificate in Teaching Happiness from Harvard’s Tal Ben-Shahar and The Happiness Studies Academy.

“Tia is exactly the inspirational speaker we all need right now to show us how to boost our happiness and invigorate our approach to our businesses,” said Licea.

During the four days of Elevate the Journey, travel advisors across leisure, corporate and entertainment specialties will engage in interactive networking activities and an array of workshops. Due to the convenience of joining from the comfort of their home or retail spaces, attendance is expected to reach over 700. One exciting development is that this is the first time advisors from U.K. brands including Protravel, Tzell Travel, Colletts Travel and ALTOUR will join advisors from the United States for such an event.

Advisors will have the option of scheduling one-on-one networking appointments with preferred suppliers based on their preference and the focus of their business. They can also visit with participating suppliers at their virtual trade show booths. Exhibitors will include luxury suppliers sharing new product developments, innovations and offerings for clientele and opportunities to build new business relationships.

Some topics on the agenda include:

  • Growing Gratitude and Awe Panel
  • Luxury Travel Editors Panel
  • Industry Diversity Panel
  • Hotel Tools, Resources and SELECT
  • Marketing Opportunities to Boost Your Business
  • The Value of You: Planning Fees
  • The Importance of Specialization
  • Prime Analytics for Corporate Accounts
  • Entertainment Travel Panel
  • Private Charter Air Sales
  • Customer Relationship Management

“Connecting is so important at this time. This is our chance to discover what the future holds and how we can pivot as we move towards recovery.” said Licea. “We know it’s been a long time since many of us have had a chance to communicate, chat, and share information with our fellow industry leaders, friends and work-family. We can’t wait.”

Elevate the Journey’s generous sponsors include:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • Belmond

GTC is focused on ensuring that clients have access to the very best that travel has to offer through exclusive partnerships with travel providers and destinations for discerning travelers.

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About Global Travel Collection

Global Travel Collection (GTC) is the world’s largest collection of international luxury travel agencies, including the well-established networks of Protravel International, Tzell Travel Group, and Colletts Travel, as well as Andrew Harper, In the Know Experiences, All Star Travel Group and R. Crusoe & Son. GTC advisors and agencies are industry leaders in providing premium travel services to leisure travelers, corporate executives and the entertainment industry. The combined global reach and leverage translates into value, recognition, and preferential treatment for its world travelers.