Preferred Travel of Naples’ advisors attend inaugural Travel + Leisure Magazine’s Cruise Summit

Preferred Travel of Naples (PTN) was excited to attend Travel + Leisure Magazine’s inaugural Cruise Summit in the Bahamas. Two of PTN’s top travel advisors represented the travel agency at the “invitation only” prestigious summit from May 9 through May 12 at Baha Mar Resort.
At the first Travel + Leisure Cruise Summit, attendees were joined by executives from ten leading cruise lines, including: Atlas Ocean Voyages, Crystal, Explora Journeys, Holland America, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection, Silversea Cruises, Seabourn and Viking.
According to Jessy LaPaglia and Cindy Macrides, PTN travel advisors, the summit was a huge success. From a beautiful opening reception to two days of programs, the information presented will benefit the entire Preferred Travel team and their clients. The hosts from Travel + Leisure included Jacqui Gifford – Editor in Chief, Katy Bano – Vice President and Publisher, Kerri Fallon – Vice President, Marketing, Paul Brady – Articles Editor, and Liz Cantrell – Associate Editor.
As a top travel media brand in the world, Travel + Leisure’s mission is to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Their goal is to help readers make the most of their invaluable free time. Preferred Travel has a close relationship with the magazine and supports their high level of dedication to travel advisors. Olga Placeres, President of Preferred Travel, is a member of the Travel + Leisure Travel Advisory Board and was recently added to the magazine’s A+ List of travel advisors.

“Our travel team is very experienced, knowledgeable, and well-traveled — and dedicated to learning more about new travel experiences and opportunities for their clients,” says Placeres. “I know our entire team will benefit from the information Jessy and Cindy brought back from the cruise summit. We try to learn as much as we can, so our clients have a seamless and well-planned travel experience.”

With almost 40 years of experience and a team of 60 travel advisors, Preferred Travel is well equipped and qualified to assist clients for domestic and international travel. Preferred Travel has two locations; offices are located at 5811 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 201 in Naples, and 3960 Via Del Rey in the Vanderbilt Office Park in Bonita Springs.

Founded in 1984, Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. presents a team of knowledgeable and experienced travel advisors who provide worldwide travel services to clients. For information call (239) 261-1177, toll free 800-523-3716 or visit

Preferred Travel of Naples is now a Blue Zones Project™ recognized organization.

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.