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  • TW Gatherings October 2013 - 1 of 11

    TW Gatherings October 2013

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau President Nicki Grossman share a fist bump at the recent ASTA Global Conference in Miami during a Q&A session conducted by Grossman. In her closing session speech, Clinton praised travel agents, calling them “dream makers,” and talked about the importance of travel in bringing cultures and people together to improve global understanding.

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    TW Gatherings October 2013

    Susan Speers of Tourism Cares’ staff leads the “red team” of industry volunteers to its work detail during a clean-up/fix up event at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass. In advance of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to America, travel and tourism industry professionals joined residents to restore 300 feet of the museum's authentic timber palisade, painted the outdoor decks of the site’s Mayflower II vessel and did a clean-up of Burial Hill, a cemetery listed in the National Register of Historic places.

  • TW Gatherings October 2013 - 3 of 11

    TW Gatherings October 2013

    Spears and her team on the job at historic Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass.

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    TW Gatherings October 2013

    Officials from Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, along with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, fifth from left, break ground on the company's newest property site in northeast Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, scheduled to open in 2015. From left, Mary Bonte-Spath, Shari Nelson, Todd Nelson, State Rep. Mario Scavello, Corbett, Morris Baily and Steve Pine.

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    TW Gatherings October 2013

    InterContinental Toronto Centre celebrated its 10th Anniversary and to mark the occasion, the Front Street hotel held a “Toast to Ten Terrific Years” party in the grand lobby and Azure Restaurant + Bar. From left, Alexi Hakim, general manager of InterContinental Toronto Centre; Lew Fader, vice president of operations, IHG Hotel & Resorts Eastern U.S. and Canada; and Drew Coles, vice president of hotels, Oxford Properties Group.

  • TW Gatherings October 2013 - 6 of 11

    TW Gatherings October 2013

    Travel agent Janice Brandon of Pro Travel Network in Lynwood, Ill., recently celebrated a ReTie the Knot vow-renewal ceremony with family and friends at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort after 25 years of marriage to her husband, Keith Brandon. Brandon and her husband never had a traditional wedding ceremony, as their marriage ceremony was performed by a justice of peace, so this celebration was particularly special for them, she said.

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    TW Gatherings October 2013

    Nearly 250 agents, suppliers and travel industry executives attended the 2013 Results Travel National Meeting held last month in Bloomington, Minn. The singer/’70s heart-throb David Cassidy was a keynote speaker and also performed at the evening's closing event, a ’70s theme night held at the Mall of America. Dressed in ’70s garb for the event were, from left, John Risner, vice president and general manager of Results Travel; Jeanne Strandberg and Jeff Webb of Results; Gina Blurton of Delta Air Lines; and Sandi Kolb of Results.

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    TW Gatherings October 2013

    Rosen Hotels & Resorts celebrated the opening of the Gary Sain Memorial Skybridge with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando. The bridge connects the hotel to the adjacent Orange County Convention Center West Building and is named in honor of the former Visit Orlando president and CEO who died in May 2012. Among those at the event were Victoria Hall, Rosen Plaza sales and marketing director, and Harris Rosen, president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts.

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    TW Gatherings October 2013

    Signature Travel Network elected its board of directors for 2013-2014 at its Owners’ Meeting in Washington. Front Row: Eric Maryanov, All Travel; Cathie Lentz Fryer, CTA Travel; Carol Lekki, Carol’s Travel Service; Olga Placeres, Preferred Travel of Naples; Craig Hsu, Travel Design USA. Back Row: Ryan Hansen, Bon Voyage Travel; Michael Hannan, San Marin Travel; Tim Smith, Carefree Vacations; Steve Orens, Plaza Travel; Lee Smolinski, CTC Palm Coast Travel; Craig Baldridge, Creative Vacations & Cruise Centers.

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    TW Gatherings October 2013

    Ecuador Tourism Minister Vinicio Alvarado, left, and Tourism Vice Minister Patricio Tamariz during the opening day of the 37th annual TravelMart LatinAmerica, held in the nation's capital of Quito. The two-day event, last held in Quito in 2008, drew 1,000 travel professionals from 44 countries.

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    TW Gatherings October 2013

    The Riu Palace Costa Rica was awarded a Crystal Apple Award for Best Staff & Service, Central America at Apple Vacations’ annual trade show at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. From left, Tim Mullen, Apple co-president, and members of the Riu Resorts executive team: Karina Arguello, Joachim Schoenfeldt, Sergi Ruiz, Javier Monje, Sarah Martinache, Armin Kaestner and Hugo Aguilera.

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