Mathy Wasserman Selected as Elite Ambassador to Global Travel Marketplace

Travel Weekly and TravelAge West choose top travel professionals to participate in 2016 Global Travel Marketplace events?

LOS ANGELES, CA – 04 May, 2016 – Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that professional travel advisor Mathy Wasserman of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, was selected to attend a Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) event as a 2016 GTM Ambassador. Ambassadors are a very select group, chosen for their ability to grow and expand their travel business as a result of their first time participation in a GTM event in 2015.

Over the course of two-and-a-half days, GTM connects top-producing travel advisors in North America with leading cruise, hotel, tour and destination suppliers through one-on-one appointments, Boardroom presentations and numerous networking events.

GTM West takes place at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, May 4-6, 2016, followed by its sister event, GTM, held at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood/ Fort Lauderdale, Florida, August 21-23, 2016.

Over 800 applications are received for the approximate 160 spots available across the two exclusive events. Only 20 percent of accepted attendees are chosen to participate as Ambassadors and they are selected after a rigorous screening process, which evaluates their business model, confirms annual sales and requires industry references.

“Attending GTM West last year significantly impacted our agency’s growth and professional relationships,” Wasserman stated. “Being among the elite representatives invited to return this year means that together with our travel partners, we can help navigate the world for the benefit of our mutual clients,” she added.

At GTM, advisors are uniquely connected to new and existing products, destinations and services, providing them unparalleled support in the marketplace and distinct pricing advantages—both of which help them to best serve their valuable clients.

“Advisors selected to attend GTM are truly the best in the business. The majority of attendees have more than 20 years of experience selling travel, a diverse and growing portfolio of discerning travel customers and are truly experts at what they do,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Senior Vice President of Events, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Group. “As true pros, however, these advisors also understand the ever-changing nature of the travel industry. They recognize the value in furthering their product knowledge and creating valuable relationships in established and emerging destinations and with leaders at cruise, tour and hospitality companies. GTM creates a platform for just that, ensuring they’re fully equipped to meet clients’ needs.”

ABOUT MATHY WASSERMAN/Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative:

A Cruise Planners, American Express Travel Representative franchise, with offices in New York & Los Angeles, providing concierge travel consulting and arrangements for individuals, couples, families and groups, specializing in luxury and adventure. Expertise on land and asea. Recent travels include escorting groups to the Galapagos (February) and Cuba (March). Mathy Wasserman Blogs on Huffington Post and better After 50. Available for travel commentary for press.


Travel Weekly, the national newspaper of the travel industry, is the most influential provider of news, research, opinion and analysis to the North American travel trade marketplace. In addition to a weekly print publication,, updated several times daily, is the most-visited industry website. Travel Weekly is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-

based Northstar Travel Group, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.


For more than 46 years, TravelAge West has been the trusted voice of the travel industry in the Western U.S. With award-winning writing and design, the publication brings the best of travel to life for readers. The magazine’s first-hand, on-site reports and fresh destination coverage is a valued resource for travel advisors. TravelAge West is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Group, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.

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