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Saturday, April 26 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
How Younger Generations are Changing Luxury Travel (presented by Young Travel Professionals) LIMITED

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At no time since the advent of air travel have the industry and business of travel changed as dramatically as in recent years. Between the rise of the internet, prominence of social media and ease of access to information, people are investigating and realizing the enriching nature of travel like never before as they see, in real time, the experiences others are having. So it should come as no surprise that young people are investing in travel in new and exciting ways. Young Travel Professionals, as the first and largest networking community for young people in the travel industry, is uniquely poised to shed light on the trends, habits, requirements and preferences of young travelers.

This panel will explore the emerging and changing travel landscape and the ways in which businesses are tailoring their offerings to meet this demand. Featuring four young professionals from various fields in the industry, the panel will shed light on the changes they've seen from a firsthand perspective, as well as what they feel the future holds. You will hear from young professionals in media, marketing, travel planning and hotel business.

Moderators
avatar for Wazha Dube

Wazha Dube

Business Development Manager, Kartegener & Associates
Wazha Dube is an expat hailing from Botswana and the United States, who has been living throughout and traveling the world from an early age.Wazha now works as the Business Development Manager for Kartagener Associates Inc representing luxury properties and DMCs throughout Africa... Read More →

Speakers
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Elisa Chacon

Director of Global Sales, Americas, Hyatt
Elisa Chacon began her career in the industry in 2007 as a Sales Coordinator for an independently-owned boutique hotel and has, since, climbed her way to a Global Sales position with Hyatt Hotels Corporation with whom she is currently employed. As a Global Sales Director, Elisa represents... Read More →
avatar for Lee Edelstein

Lee Edelstein

Senior Account Executive, The Brandman Agency
Travel has always been a huge passion for Lee Edelstein, making him an enthusiastic advocate for his wide portfolio of clients and a dedicated member of the travel industry. In his time in the public relations world, Lee has grown to represent a number of clients both international... Read More →
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Carole Anne Hughs

Leisure and Marketing Coordinator, Valerie Wilson Travel
Like many, Carole Anne’s passion in life is absolutely travel! A native Floridian, Carole Anne graduated from the Florida State University with an undergraduate degree in Multinational Business Operations. Following an internship with Merrill Lynch, she began a Global-MBA program... Read More →
avatar for Justin Lindblad

Justin Lindblad

Director of Operations, Willing Foot Travel
I have been lucky enough to grow up in the travel business with amazing influences from both of my parents and their individual companies. I started a new style of travel company that guaranteed the quality that has always gone with the Lindblad name, incorporating the tool of the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021