Leading Speakers Announced for Travel Industry Exchange in San Diego

NEW YORK (October 5, 2016) ─ Questex Travel Group today announced an impressive line-up of speakers who will lead panel discussions and educational seminars for its Travel Industry Exchange event December 13-15, 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. 

The event, emphasizing travel specialization, will offer over 50 sessions focused on revenue-generating niche segments, including certification programs in cruise, romance, luxury, and family travel, as well as concentrated programs in social media and branding, and millennial travel. 

Questex has announced the following leading industry speakers who will present dynamic educational content on topics relevant to attendees’ business development:

Cruise Travel Specialists: 
•    Tracy Anderson, Carefree Vacations
•    Ricardo Bethel, St. Martin Tourism
•    Kristen DeAngelo,  Dream Excapes
•    Kim Guimaraes, Crystal Cruises
•    Eva Jenner, Holland America Line and Seabourn
•    Heidi Olson, Cruise Lines International Association
•    Maureen Rouleau, Journeys by Maureen
•    Charles Sylvia, Cruise Lines International Association

Luxury Travel Specialists:
•    Gemma Claridge, Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel
•    Jane Coloccia, JC Communications
•    Aaron Gagnon, Aaron Gagnon Problems Blog
•    Don Jones, Cadence
•    Andrea Malis, Camelback Odyssey Travel
•    Anastasia Mann, Corniche
•    Laura Massoni, See Italy
•    Susan Moynihan, The Honeymoonist, Inc.
•    Ken Neibauer, Cardoza Bungey Travel, A Worldview Travel Company
•    Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, TripScope
•    Melissa Porzak, ProTravel International
•    David Rubin, DavidTravel
•    Jill Romano, Dimensions in Travel
•    Robert Romano, Fugazi Travel
•    Andrea Ross, Journeys Within
•    Hope Smith, Born to Travel
•    Sandy Staples, Artistico Travel Consultants, Inc.
•    Jill Taylor, Jet Set World Travel 
•    Ruthanne Terrero, Luxury Travel Advisor 
•    Myste Wright, ProTravel International

Branding and Social Media:
•    Alvin Adriano, Travelwise International
•    Jane Coloccia, JC Communications
•    Sara Crane, Ascendas
•    Daniela Harrison, Avenues of the World
•    Angela Hughes, Trips, Inc.
•    Jeanie Johnston, CrossPoint Tours and Travel
•    Samantha Murdock, Jus Adventures Travel Services
•    Sheena Murphy, Travel Industry Professionals
•    Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, TripScope
•    Stephen Scott, Travel Hub 365, Inc.

Romance Travel Specialists:
•    Sharon Campbell Little, Weddings and Honeymoons Travel
•    Dixie Fitzpatrick, Gadabout Travel, a Frosch Division
•    Robin Hawkey, Virtual Honeymoon
•    Teri Laursen, Travel Nevada
•    Pamela Leonard, Maritime Travel
•    Gretchen Macknight, Perfect Honeymoons & Perfect Getaways
•    Susan Moynihan, The Honeymoonist, Inc.
•    Barbara Oliver, All Together Now Travel
•    Pamela “PJ” Ott, Wildside Destinations & Destination Weddings & Travel 
•    Connie Riker, Create the Moment Travel at Wedding & Honeymoon Travel
•    Adrienne Sasson, Rubinsohn Travel
•    Alyssa Scott, Zoetic Travel, a member of ProTravel International
•    Lisa Sheldon, Destination Wedding & Honeymoons Specialists Association
•    Harmony Walton, The Bridal Bar

Millennial Travelers and Advisors:
•    Kristen DeAngelo, Dream Excapes
•    Brianna Glenn, Milk and Honey Travels
•    Pamela Leonard, Maritime Travel
•    Andrea Malis, Camelback Odyssey Travel
•    Samantha Murdock, Jus Adventures Travel Services
•    Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, TripScope
•    Joe Pike, Travel Agent magazine
•    David Rubin, DavidTravel
•    Tammy Searle, Tammy & Friends, LLC
•    Andrey Zakharenko, Russian Connections

Family Travel Specialists:
•    Tracy Anderson, Carefree Vacations
•    Margot Cushing, FROSCH New York
•    Joyce Dentt, Kahala Travel
•    Katie Dillon, La Jolla Living, LLC
•    Caitlan Etchevers, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB
•    Ron Fenska, Fathom 
•    Jennifer Fontaine, Outdoor Families Magazine
•    Rainer Jenss, Family Travel Association
•    Noshane King, Sandals & Beaches Resorts 
•    Alexis Kokkinos, Coastline Travel Advisors
•    Teri Laursen, Travel Nevada
•    Suzette Mack, Brownell Travel
•    Amber Maiman, Global Munchkins
•    Obenne Mbaakaoi, Botswana Tourism Organization
•    Andrea Ross, Journeys Within
•    Tammy Searle, Tammy & Friends LLC
•    Mia Taylor, Travel Writer
•    Nicole Thibault, Magical Storytelling

The full schedule can be viewed at http://www.travelindustryexchange.com/schedule.

Travel Industry Exchange will bring travel professionals and lifestyle specialists together with international suppliers, including destinations, hoteliers, cruise lines, tour operators, transportation providers, technology companies, spas and resorts. The event will include over seven hours of one-to-one meetings, comprehensive education including agent specialty training, networking events and receptions.  

The one-to-one appointments and networking events are designed to help attendees build on their specializations and grow their businesses. For more information or to register, travel professionals may visit www.travelindustryexchange.com.