Condé Nast Traveler Exchange 2012 celebrates Travel Specialists

by Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson
Once again, Condé Nast Traveler hosted its annual Traveler Exchange, a fantastic opportunity to spend time with people who happen to be our villa rental partners, from all over the world. Travel agents, wholesalers, and management companies like McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas get together and exchange ideas, learn about the latest tech, and even form new alliances.

This year's (9th annual) event was held Feb 5-7 2012 at the Terranea Resort in California. Billed as "quite simply the most important and exclusive travel forum in the world", the confab more than lived up to its intent. The attendees were specially selected by Condé Nast Traveler's Consumer News Editor Wendy Perrin, on behalf of affluent frequent travelers who collectively book over $30 million in annual travel sales.

According to the event's web site, "In addition to private, pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings; agents, suppliers and executives have access to an expanded series of break-out industry sessions on topics including technological innovation, global security, social responsibility and customer service. Privately sponsored events and receptions allow for expanded networking and exclusive access to the industry's key travel specialists and buyers."
Once again, I was most proud and honored to be among the Top Travel Specialists (read the press release) and most importantly, among friends!
About McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas

McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas is the recognized authority for exclusive vacation rental homes in the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Grenada. Led by founder Nancy Anderson with a sterling 25-year reputation, they offer only the finest of private luxury rental properties on 7 Caribbean islands, including The Ritz-Carlton Club® Residences and Suites on St. Thomas. Based on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, they are proud members of USVI Hotel and Tourism Association, St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, TAG, CHTA, CTA, VRMA, and IGLTA.

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Press Releases & Articles

Luxury Travel Industry

Sonoma, CA-based BeautifulPlaces acquires 28-year-old McLaughlin Anderson
Company to continue as McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas

Addition of premier villa portfolio to boost high-end traveler offerings

McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas offers Villa Life app to St. Thomas rental guests.
Free mobile app provides access to island information and guest services.

Powered by Glad to Have You®

McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas rejuvenates its Ritz-Carlton Club® St. Thomas Rental Program
Lower rates, more availability plus more information on changes to our program!

Experience beachfront luxury at this supreme 5-star resort.

What We Did on our Summer Vacation
2012 Summer Villa Tour!

Bonnie leads the annual villa tours on the islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, St. John and St. Thomas - what's new in villa life!

Top 10 Reasons to Rent a Villa
St. Thomas, VI - March 31, 2012

From Nancy's files (2009): online travel article repository TRHut featured an item by Darren Lockie on 10 reasons to choose a villa.

Nancy Anderson named Condé Nast Traveler Villa Rental Specialist for 2012
St. Thomas, VI - March 28, 2012

Nancy Anderson receives the honor of being named a Top Villa Rental Specialist for the 4th year in a row by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.

Nancy attends the 2012 Traveler Exchange
St. Thomas, VI - February 17, 2012

Newly named as a Condé Nast Traveler Villa Rental Specialist for 2012, Nancy attends the annual Traveler Exchange in California

HGTV features St. Thomas villas on 'House Hunters on Vacation'
St. Thomas, VI - August 16, 2011

Family must choose from among McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas' Banana, Indochine and Casa Lupa on popular design show!

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism Hosts Luxury Travel Writers
St. Thomas, VI - May 12, 2011

Nancy Anderson garners 3rd citation by Condé Nast Traveler's Wendy Perrin
St. Thomas, VI - March 24, 2011

McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas a Constant Contact® 2010 All Star
St. Thomas, VI - March 16, 2011

Nancy Anderson attends the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Exchange
St. Thomas, VI - January 29, 2011

U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Department aids in air fare search
St. Thomas, VI - January 08, 2011

"Top Villa Specialists" (Condé Nast Traveler Magazine)
St. Thomas, VI - September 8, 2010

Discover Vacation Homes recommends "villa life" (VRMA)
St. Thomas, VI - February 08, 2010

"Top Villa Specialists" (Condé Nast Traveler Magazine)
St. Thomas, VI - July 23, 2009

Caribbean Villa Rentals Raise the Bar on Vacation Experience
St. Thomas, VI - April 02, 2009

"Top Villa Specialists" (Condé Nast Traveler Magazine)
St. Thomas, VI - December 19, 2008

"Planning a Flawless Villa Experience" (by Nancy Anderson)
St. Thomas, VI - revised May 26, 2011