Mooresville, NC., January 3, 2021 – Gifted Travel Network is excited to announce they are a proud member of the Marriott Hotel and Luxury brands STARS & LUMINOUS programs.

“I am so proud of our members for their tremendous efforts in surpassing the sales thresholds during a pandemic that secured our invite to join STARS & LUMINOUS,” said Co-founder and Chief Sales Officer, Vanessa McGovern. “An invite to join STARS & LUMINOUS signals GTN’s place in the luxury market.”

STARS & LUMINOUS is Marriott’s proprietary travel agency program designed to present the highest level of service, experience, and amenities to drive loyalty for the most engaged travel agencies and their valued customers.

STARS properties include a distinguished collection of hotels that offer the highest level of luxury and service. Brands include The Ritz-Carlton, St Regis, The Luxury Collection, Bulgari, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and EDITION.

LUMINOUS includes a curated collection of lifestyle and boutique hotels that are committed to expanding their relationship with the travel agency community. Top brands include W Hotels, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, and more.

On January 4, GTN and Marriott Luxury Brand leadership representatives hosted a Marriott STARS & LUMINOUS rollout virtual event. Marriott Global Account Executive Jeremy McClellan and Senior Director, Luxury Travel Alexis Romer were present during this call. Over 90 global hoteliers on the call to provided further information and congratulated GTN on their invitation to the program.

“We pick our partners very carefully” stated Romer, “And we are super excited to see where this partnership goes.

As the call continued, the zoom chat box was flooded with messages from our advisors. The feedback received from this announcement was incredible. One message from GTN Advisor Wendy Chambers stated: “This is exciting beyond my wildest dreams.” GTN Advisor, Jay Yokley stated, “I have a lot of confidence in the Marriott brand. Even though they are so huge, I hope this program will assist in having better contacts at a much broader range of properties.  I’m planning my own publicity push for STARS & LUMINOUS in the very near future.”

“The future is bright for luxury advisors who host with GTN,” said Vanessa McGovern. “This is yet another example of great partnerships we curate. This allows our members' exclusive access to their most discerning and well-traveled clients.”

About Gifted Travel Network

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