January 3rd, 2021 – GTN is excited to announce that we are now a member of the Marriott Hotel and Luxury brands STARS & LUMINOUS programs.

“I am so proud of our members for their tremendous efforts in surpassing the sales thresholds during a pandemic that secured our invite to join STARS & LUMINOUS,” said Vanessa McGovern, Co-founder & Chief Sales Officer of Gifted Travel Network. “An invite to join STARS & LUMINOUS signals GTN’s place in the luxury market.”

STARS & LUMINOUS is Marriott’s proprietary travel agency program designed to present the highest level of service, experience, and amenities to drive loyalty for our most engaged travel agencies and their valued customers.

STARS properties include a distinguished collection of hotels dedicated to offering the highest level of luxury and service. Brands include The Ritz-Carlton, St Regis, The Luxury Collection, Bulgari, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and EDITION.

LUMINOUS includes a curated collection of lifestyle and boutique hotels that are committed to expanding their relationship with our travel agency community. Top brands include W Hotels, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, and more.

On January 4th, GTN and Marriott Luxury Brand leadership representatives hosted a Marriott STARS & LUMINOUS rollout virtual event. Jeremy McClellan, Marriott Global Account Executive as well as, Alexis Romer, Senior Director, Luxury Travel along with over 90 global hoteliers were present on the call to provide further information and congratulate GTN on their invitation to the program.

“We pick our partners very carefully” stated Romer, “And we are super excited to see where this partnership goes.

As the call continued, the zoom chat box was flooded with messages from our advisors and the feedback we were receiving from this announcement was incredible. One message from GTN Advisor Wendy Chambers stated: “This is exciting beyond my wildest dreams!” Another GTN Advisor, Jay Yokley stated, “I have a lot of confidence in the Marriott brand. Even though they are so huge, I hope this program will assist in having better contacts at a much broader range of properties.  I’m planning my own publicity push for STARS & LUMINOUS in the very near future.”

“The future is bright for luxury advisors hosted with GTN.” said Vanessa McGovern. “This is yet another example of great partnerships we curate for our members that allow for exclusive access for our member’s most discerning and well-traveled clients.”

To learn more about GTN and join the fastest growing host agency supporting luxury advisors, please contact joinus@giftedtravelnetwork.com