Mooresville, NC - April 19, 2023 – Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is excited to announce that it has been named one of the first Forbes Travel Guide endorsed agencies. Through this endorsement, Forbes Travel Guide will partner with GTN for their upcoming 2024 Symposium: The Business of Selling Luxury Travel.

As a Forbes Travel Guide endorsed agency, our advisors benefit from enhanced access and recognition with nearly 1,400 of the world’s most luxurious hotels in 81 countries.

“Forbes Travel Guide acknowledges Gifted Travel Network’s commitment to world-class service, which complements Forbes Travel Guide’s own principles,” said Richard Lebowitz, Senior Vice President of Travel Industry Outreach for Forbes Travel Guide. “We are grateful and honored to collaborate with the Gifted Travel Network team.”

Gifted Travel Network Symposium: The Business of Selling Luxury Travel, in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide, will take place from March 8-13, 2024. GTN has chartered the AmaWaterways’ AmaMora sailing round trip from Amsterdam exclusively for this event. Attendees will include both experienced and new-to-the-industry travel advisors seeking to improve their business by focusing on the luxury segment with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of attracting and serving luxury travelers.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the first travel agencies globally to receive the Forbes Travel Guide endorsement,” said Vanessa McGovern, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. “Gifted Travel Network is expanding the luxury travel advisor community through our award-winningTravel MBA program. We are attracting new talent to the industry, and this recognition further strengthens our partnership with luxury hotels which ensures a mutually beneficial partnership for years to come.”

About Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide is the global authority on luxury hospitality. Our professional inspectors travel the world to assess the finest hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruise ships based on hundreds of exacting standards that determine our coveted annual StarRatings. Every Star Rating is earned through our objective, independent process. We independently verify and celebrate nearly 1,400 rated hotels in 81 countries so that you can book with confidence. 

About Gifted Travel Network

Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is the premier host agency for luxury travel advisors. Providing an elevated hosting experience through its collaborative community, exceptional support, superior access, and award-winning professional development programs, GTN has completely redesigned the luxury hosting space. As educators and community-builders with a clear vision of making a difference in the industry, GTN’s mission and passion is to cultivate success through travel entrepreneurship.