“Giuseppe Di Palma is an industry colleague that I have had the pleasure of working with through several years with the highest success rate. Giuseppe has been consistently responsive and a take action person that gets results. A call to action with Giuseppe is always a comfort level as you know the request does not linger!”

Andy Pesky, Sr. Vice President, Protravel International

“As Executive Director of Industry Relations for Valerie Wilson Travel, I have worked with hundreds of suppliers including numerous hoteliers and hotel marketing representatives. In my 20 years with VWT, a few have stood out as being a cut above the rest. Giuseppe Di Palma is one such individual. Our advisors have always had great confidence in working with Giuseppe in that he is very knowledgeable, has a great sense of integrity and has always cared about what he does.”

Dan Beschloss, Executive Director, Industry Relations
Valerie Wilson Travel

“I worked very closely with Giuseppe Di Palma for the decade that he was associated with Concorde Hotels. During that time he was one of the favorite hotel sales representative of myself and everyone here at Altour’s East Coast offices because he would always be there to facilitate any complicated bookings and solve any problems that the agents had. In addition he would always make sure that we knew the most current news about each hotel and notified us of any special promotions. This industry is one of relationships and the bond between Altour and Giuseppe was very, very strong.”

Martin Rapp, Senior Vice President Leisure Travel

“I worked with Giuseppe Di Palma for nearly 10 years during his tenure at Concorde Hotels. Giuseppe is a knowledgeable and customer-oriented professional, and a pleasure to work with. We sincerely appreciate all of Giuseppe’s efforts on behalf of our network, and wish him much success going forward.”

Ignacio Maza, Executive Vice President

“Giuseppe Di Palma is has deep industry relations and regarded as one of the most reliable and accessible people in the industry. His acumen for luxury travel and service along with his desire to always be 10 steps ahead of everyone has made him nothing short of a star.”

Jack S. Ezon, President, Ovation Vacations

“Valerie Wilson Travel has known and worked with Giuseppe Di Palma for many years while he has been Director of Leisure Sales in the US for Concorde Hotels and Resorts. Giuseppe’s high level of professionalism, attention to detail, and knowledge of the travel industry is a tremendous asset.”

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President and Co-Owner, Valerie Wilson Travel, IncValerie Wilson Travel

“I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Giuseppe for many years during my time at Tablet Hotels. He has been an invaluable partner for us; a true joy to work with. Along with an undeniable passion for the travel industry, Giuseppe possesses a superior level of reliability that comes across in all his business dealings. Quite honestly, he has been one of my favorite partners to work with over the years – and I am certain that I’m not the only one who feels this way! Thank you, Giuseppe, for showing us what it means to be a true travel professional.”

Daren Grisham, Head of Hotel Group
Tablet Hotels, NYC

“Travel Gallery has had the pleasure of working with Giuseppe di Palma for a number of years. He brings a level of integrity, passion, dedication and professionalism to his craft that few can match and he is always welcome in our office. We enjoy his presentations, introductions and events, and we dearly value his client-hotel liaison skills. Giuseppe has a depth of knowledge and international flair that makes us want to hear anything he has to say.”

Jennifer Hall & Mark Thompson
Travel Gallery, Garden City, NY

“Giuseppe Di Palma is the consummate professional. As a sales representative, he always responds to my emails very quickly and has been instrumental in making me look good to my clients, with upgrades and amenities.

I welcome working with him anywhere he works!”

Barbara Katz
American Express Travel, Boston

“Giuseppe is top-notch seasoned travel professional: responsive, knowledgeable, effective. He’s always willing to assist and go the extra mile. He communicates well and keeps in touch with clients, vendors and colleagues. I deeply respect Giuseppe and hold him in the highest esteem.

Ellen Bainer Luxury Travel Consultant at Indian River Travel

“Giuseppe Di Palma has been a pleasure to work with over the years. Every time I had a follow up request or needed something quickly Giuseppe used his network to get things done. He’s an extremely professional hard worker who knows how to provide extraordinary Customer Service to whomever he works with. These are traits are shared by people who either work directly with Giuseppe or have had the pleasure to meet him in person.”

Chris Burgess, Meeting Manager, Support FAM Program

“As a travel professional (for over 40 years) I have known and worked with Giuseppe Di Palma for the last 10 years. He is a true professional and a man of integrity. When requests were made to him, No tasks were too large. His attention to detail was tremendous. Any hotelier will benefit from his service.”

Harley Riak Executive Director of Meetings, incentives and Special Events
Valerie Wilson Travel

“I have known and worked with Giuseppe Di Palma for over 10 years. He is professional; detail oriented, and will always go the extra yard. He would be an asset to your organization.”

Judy Nussbaum, Luxury Travel Advisor, Unique Travel of Palm Beach, FL

“I have known Giuseppe for a good number of years and have always enjoyed working with him. Giuseppe represented hotels with which I have worked very closely and he has always been more than willing and ready to assist me with providing the utmost for my clients.

Giuseppe is professional, knowledgeable, personable, hard-working, understanding, caring and extremely reliable. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with Giuseppe.”

Yaron Yarimi, T+L A-List Travel Professional – Corporate & Luxury Vacation Travel Consultant -FIT & Honeymoon Specialist
Frosh Travel, New York, NY

“Giuseppe is a very knowledgeable and respected representative. He has always been there for us and made sure that we had the information that we needed to do our job and that helped us to support him in his position. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again.”

Roz Resnick, VP Leisure/LI at Protravel International

“My association with Giuseppe has been productive and pleasant, as well as most professional. This gentleman has a calm demeanor and the highest work ethics. His knowledge of the product has always come through and his attention to detail is commendable. I hope to be able to work with him again in the near future.”

Loretta Carson Independent Hospitality Professional at Protravel International

“Giuseppe is an extremely conscientious professional always extremely responsive when contacted to assist me with any hotels he represented. My clients were always well cared for thanks to his persistence and contacts. I would recommend him without hesitation to any company where professionalism and responsiveness is required.”

Nancy Yale, President at Cruise & World Travel

“I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Giuseppe for nearly 8 years–maybe longer, and he’s always provided me with the insight, product knowledge, property contacts, and in many cases, cleared space for my best clients. He’s been invaluable in helping me to get my clients the best accommodations and service possible, and I can’t recommend him highly enough!”

John Burgess, Manager- Leisure Travel Division at Preferred Travel of Naples, FL

“Giuseppe is a people and business oriented person who has the qualities and experience necessary for this job! He has an outstanding business orientation, a friendly attitude and a great approach in solving problems! He is also people oriented and very knowledgeable of the Travel Industry!! He would be a great representative to any company!!”

Gabriel Teodorescu, Senior Travel Consultant at Leaders in Travel, Great Neck, NY

“I have been working with Giuseppe for over 10 years, and first met him when he was at the Santa Caterina Hotel, Amalfi. He then moved to the US, and became the Director of Sales for Concorde Hotels. Coming from the hotel business prior to Concorde, he will apply his experiences towards his new position. On a personal note, I am always delighted to see Giuseppe, a charming man with a good education. He always has something nice to say, and is very patient and polite. I can heartily recommend Giuseppe, and please feel free to contact me should you need further information.”

Margot Cushing, IC at Frosch New York City

“I have worked with Giuseppe for many years. He is the ultimate professional, one who is knowledgeable and helpful in every way. I look forward to many more years of working with him.”

Joan Novack, Owner at Majesty Travel at Pisa Brothers, New York City

“I have known and worked with Giuseppe for many years now. He is an excellent sales contact and makes sure all my clients are taken care of. He always follows through and makes sure that everything goes together perfectly so that I can always be sure my clients are in good hands. I would not hesitate to contact him for any requests, as I know he will VIP all my clients. He is highly recommended!”

Deborah Hyte, Independent Consultant/Contractor at Unique Travel Services at Altour International, Los Angeles

“As an independent travel consultant affiliated with ALTOUR I have worked with Giuseppe Di Palma as Director of Sales for Concorde Hotels for many years. Giuseppe was my source to clear hotel space in sold out situations, and to VIP my clients – invaluable assets that strengthened my business relationship with my clients. Giuseppe’s gentlemanly manner and loyal positive spirit motivated me to offer him a position as Director – at – Large on the Board of The Metropolitan Association of Professional Travel agents of which I am President of. ’www.mapta.net ’. Serving on the board for the past 3 years, Giuseppe has contributed greatly to MAPTA’s mission by spearheading 3 regional annual trade shows. He is a hard worker and has never let me down.”

Jeanne Piro, President of MAPTA, New York City

“I have had the pleasure to work with Giuseppe on several occasions and have always had the most wonderful experience. With my knowledge of what my clients are looking for and with Giuseppe’s expertise of knowing his properties – together we are a great team for a win/win for all. I love his can-do attitude and his professionalism. In this day and age, he is a rare gem to be cherished and I look forward to working with him again.”

Barbara Ray, American Express Platinum & Centurion, Phoenix, AZ

“I have worked with Giuseppe at various times during several of my roles in tour product development and in travel media sales. Giuseppe is a consummate sales professional with a solid understanding of his product and most importantly his clients’ needs. He is especially adept at working with the luxury travel market and the travel professional and he has an excellent understanding of the affluent leisure and business traveler. I highly recommend Giuseppe for his exceptional sales and marketing skills.”

José M. Barreiro, Director Digital Media Sales at Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (formerly at American Express Vacations), New York City

“Giuseppe has been one of my best surprises when joining Concorde. He knows the US Leisure market like no one else and is very appreciated and respected by the market. All our US key accounts were unanimous about his professionalism and dedication. Having Giuseppe in a dynamic team is a true asset as he’s a result driven achiever, while always keeping the best relations possible with his colleagues, clients, and managers. I strongly recommend Giuseppe for any company wanting to develop its US leisure market shares and wanting to integrate a very positive and dedicated representative.”

Françoise Houdebine
Expert in Revenue Development, Marketing and Communication strategies in Tourism & Luxury Hospitality
(Formerly Global Director of Sales & Marketing at Concorde Hotels & Resorts), Paris, France

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