SOURCE: Questex Hospitality + Travel

Questex Hospitality + Travel

August 20, 2013 14:02 ET

Productivity Expert Juliet Funt to Speak at Luxury Travel Exchange International

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - Juliet Funt, humorist, speaker, author and daughter of the late Allen Funt, creator and host of the TV show Candid Camera from the 1940s to 1980s, will be the motivational keynote speaker at Questex Hospitality + Travel's annual Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX) event Sept. 10-12 at The Venetian® Las Vegas.

Funt, a nationally recognized expert in coping with the "Age of Overload," will discuss her WhiteSpace® concept designed to help audiences become more engaged and more creative despite their too-busy, over-committed lives. WhiteSpace is scheduled time with no predetermined agenda or plan -- "open, uncommitted time during which thoughts can be fluid, flexible and free-form and during which strategic thinking occurs, creativity soars and focus returns."

Marilyn McHugh, vice president of global events for Questex Hospitality + Travel, said Funt is a high-impact, high-energy, speaker who uses humor "to help people shift the way they think about daily pressures so they can prioritize their time, reclaim their passion for work and reach their goals.

"As part of our commitment to delivering dynamic educational content, we are proud to present our audiences with inspiring speakers like Juliet to engage attendees on topics relevant to both their personal and business development," McHugh said.

Funt is the founder and owner of WhiteSpace Inc., a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity and engage people.

Using thought-provoking content and immediately actionable tools, Funt's deeper mission is to show organizations how WhiteSpace can change the negative patterns and behaviors that prevent them from achieving optimum results. Her clients include a number of Fortune 100 companies including American Express, P&G, Costco and Pepsi and span a wide array of industries including financial services, technology and manufacturing as well as the military.

LTX, which is expected to draw more than 1,000 professional travel advisors and 350 luxury travel suppliers this year, combines appointments, networking opportunities and tracked and accredited educational programming with a traditional trade show experience. For the latest event information, visit LTXInternational.com.

About Questex Hospitality + Travel
Questex Hospitality + Travel, the largest multimedia organization in the world dedicated to travel and lodging, drives revenue, productivity and value-creation for these related industries through strategic investment and deal-making forums, powerful lead-generation tools, interactive online business solutions, world-class events and industry-leading publications. 

The Questex Travel Group, a division of Questex Hospitality + Travel, serves travel marketers globally through its TravelAgentCentral.com, LuxuryTravelAdvisor.com and TravelAgentUniversity online portals. It operates the leading luxury travel booking site, FiveStarAlliance.com, publishes Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines and produces leisure events: Luxury Travel Exchange International, ULTRA Luxury Exchange, Young Leaders Conference and Hawaii Travel Exchange and MICE events: Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges and CONFEC conferences.

Questex Hospitality + Travel also provides business development, marketing and training services to national tourism organizations/destination marketing associations, hotel, gaming, resort and cruise companies, online travel agencies and travel advisors worldwide. Questex Hospitality + Travel is a division of Questex Media Group LLC, headquartered in Newton, Mass., with offices throughout the world.

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