We understand the importance of professional growth, and the role education plays in helping delegates expand their horizon. At the Romance Travel Forum, education is approached in many ways.
The chance to be in gorgeous Riviera Nayarit, Mexico for 2019, allows travel sellers to immerse themselves on the many opportunities this diverse destination offers. Our One-to-One Showcase, provides an atmosphere where agents can cultivate important supplier relationships while building product knowledge.
With feedback from participating travel sellers, along with the guidance of our trusted Advisory Board, the Romance Travel Forum will craft a custom conference program. Delegates can take full advantage of our Certified Romance Sessions, providing a balance of instruction and open Forum, with a strong emphasis on peer-to-peer exchanges. Who better to discuss your every day wins (and fails), than with a like-minded peer?
Here’s a look at what 2018 offered (details on our 2019 program will be added shortly)!:
Let’s set the stage, after all, we’re all in this together! The travel industry is a great place to be in, but in today’s ever-changing climate, we’re all faced with new challenges and opportunities that impact our business and our clients vacation experience. So what’s your plan? This discussion will delve into the pressing things that keep you up at night. From Zika, to Hurricane’s, to the political or safety landscape, to competing in an online world. This is our chance to get in front of it all, and help you define your unique value proposition as a trusted romance travel seller.
Part II: Managing Groups
Destination wedding groups can be financially rewarding, but if not handled properly from the beginning, they can potentially drain you and your agency. What’s more, as your clients liaison to the venue/supplier partner, groups can be multi-faceted and complex. You are not alone though! Let’s put your group management skills to the test. We will discuss the highs and lows of managing groups along with tips on how to effectively negotiate fair group contracts that will keep everyone happy.
A crowd favorite – the back office! With the demands of running your business on a daily basis competing with your ability to grow your business, serve your clients and make time for yourself, we’ll be discussing ways to better manage tasks, tools and technology to better manage your office and your overall client needs.
Peer-to-Peer Groups unite! Join us in the big room, as we bring it all together, and share our individual group finds, where great ideas come together with your success in mind!
(Travel Agents and Suppliers)
Jennifer Fernandez, VP Events & Content
Presented by Senora Dolores Lopez Lira, Director General, Lomas Travel
“United by Mexico, United by Love”
Travel Agent Panel
Moderated by Tom Varghese, Chancellor of Travel, Travel Tom
Panel participants to be announced
Based on pure passion, this enlightening presentation will offer insights and perspective from travel agent peers.
Special Interactive Presentation
(Travel Agents Only)
(Travel Agents Only)
- Antigua & Barbuda
- BellaVista Mediterranean Tours
- British Virgin Islands
- Discover Dominica
- Grupo Lomas Travel DMC
- Haven Riviera Cancun
- Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
- Magic Mike Live
Certified Romance Product and Destination Sessions
Learning is earning, and our Certified Romance Product and Destination Session sponsors are committed to your business. Learn the latest about your clients most requested brands and destinations!
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Spreading the Love with AMResorts
Get a sneak peek at what is new and exciting with AMResorts! From new resorts to specialty packages to our all new agent education program, you’ll gain “first look” at the AMResorts horizon and learn valuable insights to help you close leads and enhance your romance business.
11:30 am – 12:15 pm (Travel Agents Group B)
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm (Travel Agents Group A)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The Hawaiian Islands Presents Certified Romance Destination Session
8:45 am – 9:45 am (Travel Agents Group A & B)
Guatemala, Heart of the Mayan World Certified Romance DestinationSession
11:45 am – 12:30 pm (Travel Agents Group A)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (Travel Agents Group B)