Young Travel Professionals (YTP) announced the addition of a Boston chapter today, adding to its ever expanding portfolio of global chapters. Boston represents the fourth chapter of the popular organization, the first networking group specifically created to bring together the next generation of travel industry leaders.
The inaugural event for YTP Boston (YTP-BOS) will be held on Tuesday, September 24th from 6-9 pm at the W Hotel Boston. YTP Boston, like the organizations other chapters, will host monthly networking events and their members will have access to the organizations global community. The group will be free of charge and invites members from all sectors of Bostons hospitality and travel industry to attend and join. Young Travel Professionals also offers an online classified listing with employment opportunities around the world and will be introducing a unique mentorship program in the coming weeks. Those who wish to join may do so by visiting www.youngtravelprofessionals.com and selecting the chapter of their choice.
The organizations Boston Chapter will be led by Guillermo Antonini, Concierge at the W Boston, who will be responsible for Event Planning and serve as the liaison between YTP Worldwide and the Boston chapter; Samantha Frankle, Reservationist at the Mandarin Oriental Boston, who will handle the chapters Marketing & PR; and Laura Hall, Business Travel Sales Support for the Boston Metro Market of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, who is tasked with membership relations.
Boston board member, Guillermo Antonini, said of the addition of a Boston chapter, I saw YTPs vision, and how a Boston chapter would be beneficial for both YTP and the travel industry in general. With Boston being a big center for travel, tourism and hospitality education, YTP has a lot of room for growth and impact in this city. I'm most excited to see the young members of the industry come together, as well as seeing the implementation of the YTP mentorship program.
Lee Edelstein, co-founder of YTP, goes on to say, We as a global board could not be more pleased to bring our service and network to a city such as Boston, an incredible hub of tourism, travel and hospitality. We have found incredible partners in our Boston team and look forward to welcoming our new members in the city.
Young Travel Professionals began in New York City in November, 2011 with 51 members and has since grown exponentially, partnering with major industry organizations such as HSMAI. The organization was founded by six colleagues who saw a true absence of this kind of forum. While there were a great deal of networking groups, none especially appealed to young people or were open to such a wide cross section of the industry.
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