The Industry’s Leading Luxury Travel Agencies Bring Together the Elite in Travel for Two Major Trade Shows Hosted at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Oct. 17 and the Ziegfeld Ballroom on Oct. 25

New York, NY (October 26, 2017) — Today, Travel Leaders Elite – a division of Travel Leaders Group comprised of Andrew Harper Travel, Colletts Travel, Protravel International and Tzell Travel Group – announced that its first combined travel trade shows were a great success, with more than 1,000 attendees. Both “Elevate the Journey” trade shows, held in Los Angeles and New York, were booked to capacity with a waiting list of suppliers.

Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on October 17, the first of the two biggest trade shows in the combined history of the Elite division, brought together nearly 200 of the agencies’ best-in-class agents and employees and over 170 of the industry’s best representatives. The second trade show was hosted at the newly reopened Ziegfeld Ballroom a week later drawing over 420 agents to meet with 360 representatives of the world’s finest hotels, airlines, tourism boards and cruise lines.

“Both trade shows were such unique events held in spectacular venues that made each evening an unforgettable luxury travel experience for our agents and our supplier partners on the East and West Coast alike,” said Gail Grimmett, President of Travel Leaders Elite. “Each evening provided our best-in-class agents with the opportunity to meet with representatives of the industry’s top luxury travel providers who are eager to showcase what is new and upcoming in the world of luxury for their discriminating clientele.”

The Beverly Hills Hotel, a five-star hotel located in the center of Beverly Hills and surrounded by 12 acres of tropical gardens, opened its doors for Travel Leaders Elite’s travel agents and industry partners for an evening of cocktails and conversations about the latest trends in luxury travel. This was the first trade show on the West Coast organized by the elite agencies. On the East Coast, the perfect venue for “Elevate the Journey” proved to be the newly-reopened Ziegfeld Ballroom. Originally opened in 1969 as a single-screen movie theatre, the ballroom is “one of the most significant event properties in New York City.”

“Our agents pride themselves on being informed about the latest and greatest luxury experiences for our discerning clientele,” said Grimmett. “Having deep, working relationships with our supplier partners benefits Elite travelers seeking unique, customized experiences.”

Travel Leaders Elite’s high-touch luxury agencies serve VIP leisure, entertainment and corporate clientele.

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About Travel Leaders Elite

Travel Leaders Elite is comprised of Andrew Harper Travel, Colletts Travel, Protravel International and Tzell Travel Group, four travel agencies within Travel Leaders Group that together provide white-glove concierge level care to their discerning, high-profile clients who span the worlds of entertainment, sports, and luxury leisure. The four agencies generate approximately $4 billion in annual sales volume through its more than 70 locations in the both the United States and the United Kingdom.