Travel Club Expert Tommy Middaugh To Share Insights At GNEX 2013

The Executive Vice President of leading travel services company Travel To Go will participate during Perspective Magazine’s timeshare and fractional industry conference.
Perspective Magazine announces that Tommy Middaugh, Executive Vice President, Travel To Go will discuss the key issues affecting the travel club industry during the Third Annual Global Networking Expo, GNEX 2013 – The Global Meeting of Minds.
“I’m honored to have been selected to represent the travel club industry at GNEX 2013. This segment has seen explosive growth in recent years as travelers have taken notice of the tremendous value in the product. At Travel To Go our relentless pursuit of providing 5-Star Service to our members and independent distributors has provided us with great insight of this industry and how to position the travel club product. This opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with fellow distinguished panel members will propel all of us forward towards continual growth,” said Mr. Middaugh.
Travel To Go is a travel club membership and vacation services company offering membership packages to meet any budget along with enhancement and exit programs. Fully customizable kits, posters, websites, eMail and Social Media are offered as White Label products allowing distributors greater flexibility in designing a value proposition and brand identity. Travel To Go’s merchant accounts, escrow services, financing offer customers more payment options, driving closing rates even higher. Web based business intelligence tools to track tours, closing percentages and commissions provide ROI analysis to take sales to the next level.
An outstanding schedule of speakers is taking shape for GNEX 2013, to be held in conjunction with the Perspective Magazine Awards at the world famous Beverly Wilshire – a Four Seasons Hotel over February 3-6, 2013 in luxurious Beverly Hills, California.
Known as “The Global Meeting of Minds” for its gathering of the leading vacation ownership executives from around the world, GNEX 2013 will once again raise the bar for industry conferences. Experts from six continents will convene for important networking opportunities and innovative panel discussions that will engage the entire audience to create new solutions for the issues affecting the industry.
Business development possibilities will be abundant as extended breaks in the program will allow for conversation in the specially designed networking lounge and the ability to build the type of strategic relationships that lead to business deals.
Nightly social events will take place as only Hollywood can provide, culminating with a Black-tie Gala dinner for the presentation of the Perspective Magazine Awards, sponsored by Holiday Systems International, where industry nominees will vie for global recognition of excellence across more than 30 categories.
Sponsors and supporters of GNEX 2013 to date include:
Dial an Exchange, Holiday Systems International, Interval International, RCI, Travel To Go, Blue Strawberry Resorts, Resort Television, Leisure Logistics, Lloydshare Limited, CustomerCount, Emirates Vacation Club, Stewart Vacation Ownership, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Alliances That Work, Dream Vacation Network, Merlin Software, SFX Preferred Resorts, TrackResults Software, Timeshare Training Today and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.
About Tommy Middaugh
Tommy Middaugh has served as Executive Vice President of Travel To Go since 2009. Mr. Middaugh brings over 30 years of Sales and Management experience in the Vacation Ownership Industry. Prior to joining Travel To Go, Tommy Middaugh served as President of Lakeside Resorts, a private campground affiliated with the Coast to Coast exchange system, and National Contract Systems, a collection mediation service. Tommy’s vast relationships throughout the travel club industry offer an extensive knowledge base and insights related to sales, management, marketing, and retention verticals.
Mr. Middaugh spearheads Travel To Go’s continuous goal to seamlessly deliver 5-Star Service to each and every member, independent distributor, and business partner. He has established successful product training programs for distributors and customer service agents in an ongoing effort to best serve the 50,000+ members of Travel To Go. His platforms have proven so effective that other companies in the industry have adopted them, setting higher standards of performance. Mr. Middaugh’s goal for Travel To Go and for the industry is to raise these standards and advance fair practices for consumers while increasing sales and retention.
Recently, Tommy has combined his love for motorcycles and affinity for charities supporting Veterans through the “Bare Bones Veteran Run” benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project. His philanthropic efforts also include sponsoring events supporting The Bakersfield National Cemetery along with holiday toy drives for families in need.
About Perspective Group
The Perspective Group provides the vacation ownership industry’s most comprehensive independent multi-media marketing and publishing services globally. The Group includes five regional trade magazines under the Perspective Magazine brand, consumer publication Owners Perspective Magazine, plus member magazines and customized magazines specifically created for clients. A full suite of the latest online and interactive marketing services, including advanced tracking and analytics, are offered through Perspective Interactive, and the Global Networking Expo – GNEX 2013: The Global Meeting of Minds – will bring together industry leaders from six continents. Also coming under the Perspective Group are PerspectivePR public relations services and recruitment advertising service
Much more than a magazine publisher and media sponsor of over 30 industry events, the rapidly growing Perspective Group offers a strategic range of sales and marketing products and services to assist developers and marketers with sales, lead generation, recruitment, customer retention, upgrades, referrals and much more.


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