17 Jul Protravel International San Diego Served as the Official Travel Agency for the 2017 IMG Academy Junior World Championship
For the Fifth Consecutive Year, Protravel Assisted with Transportation and Lodging Needs for 1,200 Junior Golf Competitors and their Families from All Corners of the World
San Diego, CA (July 17, 2017) — Today, Protravel International – the travel industry’s premier luxury travel agency – announced that for the fifth consecutive year its San Diego location proudly served as the official travel agency for the 2017 IMG Academy Junior World Championship, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. The San Diego Junior Golf Association (SDJGA), one of the world’s largest and most successful junior golf associations, hosted the event July 10-14, which drew over 1,200 young golfers and their families from 52 countries and 42 states. The travel arrangements for the competitors and their families were, once again, handled by Protravel San Diego’s luxury travel experts Melissa Porzak and Lynn Aguilera.
“We are proud to be part of this important, local sporting event and to use our travel expertise to bring these young golfers and their families to San Diego from all corners of the world,” said Roseann Iovine, Branch Manager of Protravel International in San Diego.
“For the past five years, Melissa, the driving force behind the collaboration with SDJGA, and Lynn have made certain that the competitors can concentrate solely on the tournament. They have worked tirelessly, for months, with a wide array of Protravel’s hotel and local transportation partners to ensure the participating families are served with great care,” said Megan Mahoney, Executive Director of San Diego Junior Golf Association.
“Our partnership with the San Diego Junior Golf Association is very important to Protravel International – and me, personally. As devoted travel professionals and passionate travelers, we believe that travel is an excellent form of education,” said Porzak, who is a golf enthusiast. “By bringing together kids from all over the world, we see the tremendous value the tournament offers as a unique learning and bonding experience for these young golfers.”
The event has grown, from 475 participants representing seven countries and 20 states in its inaugural year, into one of the world’s largest international sporting events. It is unique for its international representation and cultural diversity – which was showcased as all junior players marched with a flag representing their state or country during the opening ceremony on July 9.
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.