Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is proud to announce the launch of the new year of its web show, Travel Talk Live, starting on Tuesday, January 17th at 12pm Eastern. The first episode of 2017 will feature an amazing guest who is an influential figure in the travel industry. GTN is thrilled to announce that the first guest of Travel Talk Live will be the President and CEO of Crystal Cruises, Edie Rodriguez. “We are honored to have Edie Rodriguez as our first guest to kick-off the new year of Travel Talk Live,” says Vanessa McGovern. McGovern is GTN’s Executive Vice President and host of the weekly web series.Travel Talk Live is designed to inspire and educate the traveling public on what’s possible for their next vacation. Each week will feature a different travel industry insider, ranging from tour guides to CEOs. Insiders will share exciting information and tips that travelers can’t get anywhere else. GTN agent, Margie Lenau of Wonderland Family Vacations, says, “Travel Talk Live gives me ideas about how to best use the featured supplier and their services.”Through Travel Talk Live, the GTN team hopes to open the eyes of the traveling public to the travel possibilities available to them, reinforce the value of the travel professional and put travel professionals back on the radar screen of the traveling public. GTN agent, Celeste Munshi of Indulgent Voyages, says, “I think Travel Talk Live lends credibility to what we do as travel professionals. It also gives those clients who are more curious about the industry an opportunity to learn a bit more in a unique, fun format.”Travel Talk Live streams LIVE every Tuesday at noon Eastern on the Gifted Travel Network Facebook fan page. Since Travel Talk Live uses the Facebook Live platform, it allows the viewers to interact and ask questions live. GTN agent, Lisa Fletcher of Signature Escapes, says, “I feel like I am actually sitting around a table with the industry suppliers, sharing a cup of coffee and being able to ask questions.”The success of the web show in the fall of 2016 allowed GTN to continue the show in 2017. The 2016 shows brought in a few thousand views and created a buzz in the travel community. Archived shows can be found on the GTN Facebook page, GTN Youtube channel, or GTN blog.About Gifted Travel NetworkGifted Travel Network is a host agency founded on the belief that there is unlimited potential in the travel industry for travel professionals who understand the new market dynamic and employ cutting-edge marketing principles. GTN’s unique program offerings and unparalleled support help travel professionals identify their brilliance, define their niche, and implement successful business strategies so that they can make more money selling travel. To learn more about Gifted Travel Network, please visit: