Part I: Protravel International Shines as Official 10th Anniversary Sponsor of the 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival, Presented by Coca-Cola

Protravel Partners with the Festival to Support Its Charitable Cause by Donating Luxury Travel Packages

New York, NY (October 12, 2017) — Today, Protravel International – the travel industry’s leading luxury travel agency with an award-winning reputation – announced that for the first time it is partnering with the 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola (NYCWFF). For the festival’s 10th anniversary celebration, Protravel has created once-in-a-lifetime travel packages to be auctioned at select events to benefit the Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry®. From October 12-15, one of New York City’s most popular culinary festivals will bring together over 400 world-renowned chefs and culinary personalities, and offer attendees a variety of culinary and entertainment experiences at over 75 events held at unique venues around the city.

“It is an honor to sponsor an event that not only brings world-class cuisine to local gourmets, but most importantly, makes such a big difference in our community by donating 100% of the proceeds to combat childhood hunger in America and New York City,” said Gail Grimmett, President of Protravel International. “Giving back is an essential part of who we are at Protravel, and we are proud to contribute to the cause by working with our supplier partners to create six exceptional luxury travel prizes to be auctioned for the two charities.”

“The high-end trips Protravel International has donated, coupled with the world-class cuisines offered, are key to helping us promote hunger awareness and raise much needed funds to help end hunger,” said Lee Brian Schrager, NYCWFF Festival Founder and Director. “We are grateful for Protravel’s help in assembling and generously donating these extraordinary travel packages this year.”

Together with its supplier partners, Protravel assembled six unique, luxurious trips for guests of select Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival dinners to bid on:

  • A one-week stay for two at the gorgeous Borgo Gaggioletto in Castiglion Fiorentino, a small charming city in eastern Tuscany, Italy.
  • A three-night stay at the Four Seasons Punta Mita on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. Guests will stay at an Ocean Villa Casita and have the opportunity to play a round of golf for two.
  • A three-night stay at the Grace Bay Club, Turks & Caicos. Guests will be accommodated in a two-bedroom suite and can enjoy a full daily breakfast at the Grill Rouge.
  • An all-inclusive seven-night stay in the Tower Lodge at the Chilko Experience Exclusive Wilderness Resort in British Columbia for two.
  • A three-night stay at the Chablé Wellness Resort & Destination Spa in Yucatan, Mexico.
  • A seven-night AmaWaterways wine-themed luxury river cruise.

With an award-winning reputation, Protravel International is a recognized leader in corporate and luxury travel. Protravel was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in New York City. With annual sales reaching close to $1 billion last year, it has grown into 20 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, plus a network of hosted agents throughout the U.S.

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About Protravel International LLC:

Protravel International LLC is a Travel Leaders Group company. Founded in 1984, Protravel International LLC is a full-service, dynamic travel company with an award-winning reputation. With annual sales reaching close to $1 billion, Protravel is headquartered in New York City and supports 20 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, plus a network of hosted agents in all corners of the U.S. Today, approximately 1,000 people make up the Protravel organization. Our expertise in destination, international faring and competitive products – coupled with our superior network of contacts in the airline, hotel, cruise and hospitality industry – makes Protravel one of the most powerful selling forces in the travel industry.

Protravel’s diversity of products, size of annual sales and nationally recognized stature permits them to leverage these strengths to bring the most competitive pricing and aggressive negotiations for our highly diverse client base. It is a company-wide commitment to search for the best possible travel options for our customers. Travel arrangements are personally tailored to take optimum advantage of the most up to the minute changes in the industry.

For many years, a dedicated team has guided Protravel with innovative ideas and skills. By incorporating the latest technologies and carefully monitoring industry developments, the finest products and highest levels of service are maintained. The continued success of Protravel is a testament to our sound operation and well-planned development.