The second quarter of 2024 was marked by extraordinary achievements and exciting adventures! At GTN, we never slow down, and Q2 was no exception. From welcoming a new Travel MBA cohort in April to attending the Virtuoso Symposium in Dubai, our team was constantly on the move, seizing every opportunity to grow and connect. Here are some highlights from Q2:


1. Travel MBA April Cohort

We welcomed a new cohort to our Travel MBA program, and this group was treated to a special dinner hosted by GTN Preferred Partner, Luxury Slovenia.

2. Inaugural Top Accelerators Trip

Our first annual Top Accelerator Reward Trip is held in Hawaii, where Kristin Matthews (VP of Member Experience), Shannon Cunningham (Director of Engagement), and ten of our GTN advisors and their guests were invited to come celebrate their incredible 2023 sales achievements! Thank you again to Marriott Luxury Brands, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua, and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach for hosting this incredible trip!


1. 2024 Virtuoso Symposium

Sandy Saburn (Chief Strategic Alliances Officer) and Jen Cochrane (Chief Executive Officer) both crossed Dubai off their list while representing GTN at the 2024 Virtuoso Symposium!

 2. Top Producers Rewards Trip

Our annual Top Producers reward trip was a huge success! Each year we plan this trip as an exclusive benefit for our Top Producers Club advisors with the highest sales from the previous year, and we are so thankful to GTN preferred partner Made For Spain & Portugal for hosting our 2024 trip and creating such an incredible itinerary in Spain!

3. 2024 ASTA Travel Advisors Conference

ASTA hosted the 2024 Travel Advisor Conference in Dallas,TX, where GTN was represented by a group of our advisors and team members.

4. Vanessa McGovern receives ASTA's Barbara O’Hara Award

Vanessa McGovern (Chief Sales & Marketing Officer) was honored with the Barbara O'Hara Advocacy Award at ASTA's 2024 Travel Advisor Conference.


1. PROUD Experiences

Five of our GTN advisors attended PROUD Experiences at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA! This event is designed to curate authentic, hyper-personalized travel and lifestyle experiences for the LGBTQ+community, ensuring everyone has the right to belong everywhere! 

2. Charlotte Business Journal

At Charlotte Business Journal's Most Admired CEO Awards dinner, Jen Cochrane (Chief Executive Officer) was officially recognized among 49 other top executives in the Charlotte area.

3. L.E. Miami

A group of seven GTN advisors attended L.E/Miami, a contemporary luxury travel show that focuses on lifestyle brands.

4. Travel Weekly Power List

Gifted Travel Network made the Travel Weekly Power List for the second year in a row! The 2024 Power List is an annual survey of the top retail travel agencies, based on full-year 2023 sales. This year’s list is the largest yet, with 72 agencies recording more than $110 million in annual sales.