Preferred Travel & Company raised $25,000 to benefit Guadalupe Center at Annual Travel Showcase, “Ruby Reflection: A Journey of 40 Years”

Preferred Travel & Company is pleased to announce they raised $25,000 from their Annual Travel Showcase event in January “Ruby Reflection: A Journey of 40 Years.” The annual travel showcase was held at Artis—Naples and had over 300 guests in attendance. Each had the opportunity to connect with some of the world’s top travel vendors as well as enjoy various travel talks.

Each year, Preferred Travel & Company chooses a local charitable organization to receive the proceeds from ticket sales. This year’s $25,000 will go directly to the Guadalupe Center, a purpose-driven nonprofit organization committed to offering high-quality educational programs to students in Immokalee, empowering lifelong learners and fostering economic independence. The donation from the Travel Showcase will help to support transformative education programs for more than 1,900 students in Immokalee at The Guadalupe Center.

Preferred Travel & Company has a long history of supporting local non-profits with the proceeds from their travel events. To date, they have now donated over $350,000 to local charitable organizations.

“Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to our incredible community, and we extend our sincere appreciation to our clients, friends, and our wonderful travel partners,” said Olga Placeres, President of Preferred Travel & Company. “Donating ticket sales from our annual event is a source of joy as it reflects our deep commitment to the supportive community, symbolizing a meaningful connection and shared responsibility.”

The annual travel showcase aims to inspire clients and potential travelers to ignite their passion for travel through creativity and imagination. Attendees gained valuable insight into upcoming travel trends through conversations with top travel suppliers, and informative presentations.

About Preferred Travel & Company: Founded in 1984, Preferred Travel & Company is a distinguished travel agency offering comprehensive worldwide travel services. With 40 years of experience and a dedicated team of over 70 knowledgeable travel advisors, Preferred Travel & Company is well-equipped to cater to clients’ domestic and international travel needs. Offices are conveniently located at 5801 Pelican Bay Blvd, Suite 205 in Naples, and 3960 Via Del Rey in the Vanderbilt Office Park in Bonita Springs. In addition, Preferred Travel & Company has expanded its reach with offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Nantucket. For more information, please visit or call 239-261-1177.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.