Ann Marie Gaudet Selected to Participate in Elite Travel Event

Travel Weekly chooses top travel professionals to participate in Global Travel Marketplace 2015 event
Cruise Holidays of Metro East
Cruise Holidays of Metro East

PRLogJuly 10, 2015PICKERING, Ontario– Travel Weekly is proud to announce that  Ann Marie Gaudet Cruise Holidays of Metro East was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the third-annual Global Travel Marketplace  (GTM), which took place at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 28-30, 2015. GTM is a three-day appointment-only event for top-producing travel agents in North America and leading cruise, hotel, tour and destination suppliers seeking to conduct business face-to-face.

Out of the nearly 850 applications received, 110 North American travel agents were selected to participate. One hundred and seventy suppliers engaged with travel agents though a variety of one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings, exclusive boardrooms and networking events.

“This event was one of the best travel industry events I have attended.  We were able to have one on one meetings with suppliers, some that were new to me; along with small group meetings, I was able to learn a lot about what these suppliers offer.  This will allow me to personalize my client’s vacations even more to enable to make the most of their precious cruise vacation.” Said Gaudet of Cruise Holidays of Metro East (

GTM agents are uniquely connected to new and existing products, destinations and services, providing them unparalleled support in the marketplace and distinct pricing advantages—both of which help them to best serve their valuable clients.

“The agents who attended this event are the cream of the crop. The expertise and experience they offer their clients is second to none, and is undoubtedly enhanced as a result of attending the event,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Senior Vice President of Events, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Media. “GTM provided the platform for these key travel industry professionals to network with and be part of a collaborative and like-minded community of agents and global suppliers who all have the same goal: To build and grow their business.”

“At Travel Weekly, we support the travel agent community 100% and we understand the value that a travel agent provides,” said Bob Sullivan, President, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Media. “To show our commitment we provide a variety of different programs and events throughout the year like GTM which allow agents to enhance their careers and businesses.”


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