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Secaucus, NJ (September 15, 2014) – Travel Weekly announced the winners of the 2014 Magellan Awards. With entries from across the U.S. and around the world, the Magellan Award winners represent the best in the travel industry and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

The Magellan Awards is the premier awards program honoring a broad range of industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies.,

“People who enter the Magellans know they’re competing against a very talented and very creative group of individuals and agencies,” said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. “The travel industry marketers and designers who walked away with Magellan awards this year pushed themselves to new heights. When you look at the winning entries, you understand why consumers have been inspired to travel in numbers never seen before.”

The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a one-of-a-kind panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another, instead they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the long experience of Travel Weekly. To uphold this high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners, or no winners at all.

For a complete list of silver and gold winners, please visit www.travelweeklyawards.com.

About Travel Weekly

Travel Weekly 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, TravelWeekly.com — updated several times daily — is the most-visited industry website. Travel Weekly is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Media, the largest business-to-business travel publisher in the world.


About Northstar Travel Media

Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands including Travel Weekly, Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, Events China, Business Travel News, Travel Procurement, PhoCusWright, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Incentive, TravelAge West, Family Getaways,Explorer, Your Travel Insider and Luxury Cruise News, Web in Travel and Inntopia.

Northstar’s electronic directories — Travel Weekly’s Hotel and Travel Index, Official Cruise Guide, and M&C Facilities Search and Successful Meetings Facilities Search— provide in-depth data on hotels, meeting and convention properties, and business travel in the United States and internationally.

In addition to its directories and periodicals, Northstar publishes a number of online subscription information resources, including The Beat, travel42, STAR Service Online, Intelliguide Corporate and BTP24.

Northstar produces more than 40 face-to-face events including The PhoCusWright Conference, PhoCusWright Europe, CruiseWorld, Global Travel Marketplace, Global Travel Marketplace West, M&C InterAct, M&C Events, M&C Asia, Successful Meetings Universities, The Beat Live, Tech Talk, Business Travel Trends and Forecast Forums and the Travel Weekly Leadership Forums, the Travel Weekly Leadership Forums, the Web in Travel conferences, WITX: Women In Travel, WIT Hospitality Roadshow and WITNext, and Mountain Travel Symposium.

Northstar also is an industry leader in marketing services, custom communications, content licensing and database management serving the travel and meetings industries. Based in Secaucus, NJ, the company also has offices in New York, NY; Glen Ellyn, IL; Los Angeles, CA; and Winston-Salem, NC.

Northstar Travel Media, LLC is a portfolio company of Wicks Group of Companies LLC, a leading private equity investor in the information and business services, communications, and media sectors.  www.northstartravelmedia.com


TAMPA – The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) has teamed up with The University of Tampa to host the 17th annual CEO National Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2014, at Orlando’s Hyatt Grand Cypress. For three days, over 1,500 students will innovate, create and develop business ventures slated to revolutionize the entrepreneurial community.

The 2014 National Conference will feature two world-renowned speakers that are sure to provide a dynamic experience for all in attendance. Among approximately ninety-five speakers, two will shine above the rest.

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Young Women’s Leadership Symposium

Leadership Seminar Aims to Help Girls

The first Tampa Bay Young Women’s Leadership Symposium is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 18 at the Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E Seventh Ave. The event will host about 100 high school girls from the Tampa Bay area who will have the opportunity to interact with organization community leaders. The forum will focus on college and career planning, leadership, diversity and advocating for girls, with keynote speaker Tammy Levent, who has been an entrepreneur since age 17.

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Fast Fifty

Elite Travel began with one Sandals vacation

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Fast Fifty Special Edition

July 27, 2007

An armed robbery in her family’s jewelry store changed Tammy Levent’s life. Her husband was badly injured, and the couple lost their life’s savings.

In 1995, she decided to start another career in her field of dreams: travel.

“I started with nothing,” Levent said. “I was six months in arrears with my mortgage, so I traded out a free vacation at Sandals Resort to get started.”


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