The inaugural Internova SELECT Marketplace brought more than 200 buyers and sellers of luxury travel experiences together for a day of business development.
NEW YORK (August 11, 2022) – Internova Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel services firms, offered its 100,000+-square-foot headquarters in New York’s Times Square to travel supplier partners from around the globe, inviting them to “work from our home.” Internova’s partners from leading hotel companies, destination management companies and cruise lines made the offices and workspaces theirs for the day and hosted one-on-one meetings with top-producing travel advisors from Global Travel Collection, ALTOUR and Travel Leaders Network.
“In luxury travel, it’s the personal relationships that move mountains for our shared clients,” said Albert Herrera, Internova’s Executive Vice President, Partner Relations, in his welcome remarks. “The connections made here today will drive recovery and shape the future of luxury travel experiences.”
Internova’s two-story headquarters were artfully transformed into a sophisticated marketplace celebrating its New York location. Large sections of the office were reimagined as famed New York locations such as Central Park and Times Square and conference rooms were utilized for hands-on activations centered around wellness – one of the hottest trends in travel.
The event won praise from travel advisors and supplier partners alike.
Sonja Stoerr with Abercrombie & Kent said, “This has been one of the nicest events I’ve ever attended. The space is gorgeous and the set-up is brilliant. I can’t think of a better way to meet with advisors.”
Hotelier Valentina de Santis, owner of Grand Hotel Tremezzo and the new Passalacqua on Lake Como, said she appreciated the intimate setting to connect in person. “Now more than ever, I prioritize quality over quantity when choosing where to invest my time.”
Carolyn Kempf Sandgren, a luxury travel advisor member of Travel Leaders Network, said, “My experience at Internova SELECT Marketplace was invaluable. I gained tremendous insight into the luxury travel industry while also having a great time.”
Nora Townsend, an independent luxury travel advisor based in Atlanta, flew in with her team especially for the event. “We joined Internova in 2021 and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to meet my new colleagues face to face and meet with the executives, owners and general managers. We couldn’t be happier.”
Following the success of Internova SELECT Marketplace in New York, future events are planned for Los Angeles and London in the fall.
To learn more about Internova SELECT Hotels & Resorts, please visit https://experienceselectnow.com. To learn more about Internova Travel Group and its portfolio of travel agency brands, please visit https://internova.com.
About SELECT Hotels & Resorts
SELECT Hotels & Resorts, a competitive, value-added amenity program presented by Internova Travel Group, is made up of more than 1,600 of the world’s most distinguished premium properties. The program offers exclusive amenities, creating memorable experiences for consumers who book through their trusted Internova Travel Group advisor.
About Internova Travel Group
Internova Travel Group is one of the largest travel services companies in the world with a collection of leading brands delivering high-touch, personal travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients. Internova manages leisure, business and franchise firms through a portfolio of distinctive divisions. Internova represents more than 70,000 travel advisors in over 6,000 company-owned and affiliated locations predominantly in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a presence in more than 80 countries.