Travel Meets Charity

Preferred Travel of Naples’ annual showcase raises money for charity By: Janet Martin
From left to right: Olga Placeres and Wilma Boyd, of Preferred Travel of Naples, with Alex Sharpe, Michelle Morgan and Shary Dyer of Signature Travel...
From left to right: Olga Placeres and Wilma Boyd, of Preferred Travel of Naples, with Alex Sharpe, Michelle Morgan and Shary Dyer of Signature Travel Network

On Feb. 13, Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. held its annual charity event at The Club Pelican Bay. This year’s event, An Evening of Cultural Celebrations, featured guest speakers such as Michelle Morgan, president and CEO of Signature Travel Network, as well as Signature’s executive vice president Alex Sharpe and vice president Shary Dyer. Also in attendance were Mark Conroy, president of Regent Seven Seas; Ken Watson, executive vice president and COO of Silversea Cruises; and Stephen Tucker, vice president of Silversea. Topics discussed ranged from world travel by private jet to African safaris and luxury cruises.

With more than 550 guests and nearly 50 Preferred Travel luxury travel partners from around the world represented, attendance at the event was up by 74 percent from last year’s showcase. The organization also raised $25,000 for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, bringing Preferred Travel’s total number of charitable contributions to almost $72,000.

“We truly are gratified to help support the work of these wonderful groups that do so much for so many in our community,” said Wilma Boyd, president and CEO of Preferred Travel of Naples.

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