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Travel Market 2018 will put you face-to-face with some of the best speakers in the industry. Speakers will be  added regularly, so please check back here often for updates.


Mark Altman Vice President, Forte Business Travel Solutions View
Robyn Basso CTC – Senior Director Travel Industry Partnerships, Hawaii Tourism United States View
David Bentz Regional Director, Business Development & Sales, Southeast Region, Strategic Sales & National Host Agencies, Delta Vacations View
Claire Bidlingmaier Sr. Director Supplier Relations and Agency Engagement, TRAVELSAVERS / The Affluent Traveler View
Laurie K. Bohn Director, Trade Sales and National Training View
Jeff Brisnehan Application Architect/DBA, American Marketing Group, Inc. View
Mark Bryant Sr. Manager of National Accounts, Holland America Line View
Brian Burney Senior Vice President of Operations, TRAVELSAVERS View
Ron Cates Social Media Guru View
John Chernesky Vice President, North America Sales, Princess Cruises & Cunard Line View
Val Contrino President, Contrino Travel View
Connie Corbett President, Ambassador Travel, Rejuvia Vacations, and Rejuvia Travel School View
Kevan Cowie Director of Sales, African Travel View
Melissa da Silva President, Trafalgar, Brendan Vacations, and CostSaver View
Jill Dickie Business Analyst, TRAVELSAVERS View
Daren Dolan Director, Business Development, Viking Cruises View
Jennifer Doncsecz President, VIP Vacations View
Erin Douglas Director of Strategic Partnerships, Carnival Cruise Lines View
Tracy Edwards Director of Strategic Partnerships, Collette View
Margaret Forton Strategic Accounts, Pleasant Holidays View
Roberto Fusaro President, MSC Cruises USA View
Gina Garrett Director of National Accounts, Norwegian Cruise Line View
Bud Geissler National Group Sales Manager, Travel Insurance View
Teresa Giacalone Regional Sales Manager for Agency Solution Sales - CRM and Financial Management, Sabre Travel Network View
Vicki Freed Senior Vice President, Sales, Trade Support and Service, Royal Caribbean International View
Jennifer Halboth Director, National Accounts, Globus family of brands View
Kathy Hall Director of Field Sales, Norwegian Cruise Lines View
Janet Heinz Vice President - National and Strategic Account, Travel Impressions View
Jennie Ho President, Delta Vacations View
Eva Jenner Vice President of North America Sales, Holland America Line and Seabourn View
Joe Jiffo Senior Vice President, Sales for MSC Cruises View
Angela Johnson Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Contiki Holidays View
Barry Johnston Director, Business Development, Viking Cruises View
German Jones District Sales Manager, Insight Vacations View
Cynthia Kropp Director, Agency Hotel Sales View
Jana LaVell Regional Director, Business Development & Sales, Midwest Region and National Accounts, Delta Vacations View
Ron Lonsdale Vice President, Canada - Collette View
Mary Lynch Director of Sales, Southeast Region, Royal Caribbean International View
Stacey Mack Director of Sales for Travel Partnerships and Strategic Accounts, Grasp Technologies View
Nicole Mazza Chief Marketing Officer, TRAVELSAVERS, NEST and The Affluent Traveler Collection View
Ryan McElroy CEO, Travel Agency Tribes & The Travel Valet View
Vanessa McGovern Co-founder & CEO, Gifted Travel Network (GTN) View
Sandra Cottam McLemore Travel Industry Expert & TV Host View
John Meyer Sales Executive, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority View
Jason Montague President and Chief Executive Officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. View
Doug Nass Manager of Risk Management, Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) View
Scott Nisbet President and Chief Executive Officer, Globus Family of Brands View
Camille Olivere Senior Vice President Sales, Norwegian Cruise Line View
Janet Papilla Vice President, Boscov’s Travel View
Eben Peck Executive Vice President, Advocacy, American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) View
Adolfo Perez Senior Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing, Carnival Cruise Line View
Mark Pestronk Attorney, Law Offices of Mark Pestronk, P.C. / Legal Columnist, Travel Weekly View
Jon Petz Keynote Speaker View
Steve Phillips Senior Business Analyst, TRAVELSAVERS View
Sarah-Jane Pieri Business Analyst, TRAVELSAVERS View
John Restuccia Director of National Accounts East View
Dondra Ritzenthaler Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support & Service, North America, UK & APAC, Celebrity Cruises View
Elena Rodriguez Director of Sales, National Accounts, Charters & Incentives. Princess Cruises View
Gloria Rodriguez Market Sales Manager, Celebrity Cruises Galapagos View
Mike Rudloff Director of Account Sales - Travel Industry, Leisure, Marriott International View
Michele Saegesser Vice President of Sales and National Accounts, Viking Cruises View
Marianne Sequeira National Accounts Manager, MSC Cruises View
Lori Sheller Senior Vice President of Strategic Sales & Groups, MSC Cruises USA View
Yolanda Speringo Director, Strategy & Planning, TRAVELSAVERS View
Charles A. B. Sylvia ECC, Vice President of Membership and Trade Relations, Cruise Lines International Association View
John Tolbert President, Boca Resort and Club View
Ashley Vaughan Senior Development Manager, Host Accounts, Trafalgar View
Christine Vincent Digital Marketing Manager, American Marketing Group, Inc. View
Chanda Vudmaska Director of National Accounts, Pleasant Holidays View
Malia Vrooman Vice President Marketing, TRAVELSAVERS View
Tracee Williams President, Destinations View
Joe Winheim Vice President, Traveltix View
Scott Wiseman President, Travel Impressions View


Get a glimpse of our inspiring and entertaining keynote speaker, Jon Petz!



I can honestly say that for Marlys and our team at Connection To Cruise Travel that Travel Market is by far the best travel conference to attend in all categories! We use the time to say thank you and shake hands with our preferred vendors, peers and the AMG family. Conference is a great opportunity to take advantage of new strategies and great ideas. AMG brings in impressive business and motivational speakers. Hope to see you in June!

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