What is the Romance Travel Forum?
The fourth annual Romance Travel Forum is an exclusive event catering to the established romance travel seller. This elite program is designed to deliver a high-caliber event experience, complete with networking, top-level content in an intimate, collaborative atmosphere conducive to building strong business relationships.
When and where will the Romance Travel Forum take place?
The Romance Travel Forum will be held at the beautiful Paradisus Palma Real, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (with arrivals on Monday, June 19; departures on Friday, June 23).
Who produces the Romance Travel Forum?
The Romance Travel Forum is produced by Specialty Travel Forums, a division of Travel Show Marketing Group (TravelSMG), an independent event organizer who caters exclusively to the North American travel agent market. For more details on our company, visit www.TravelSMG.com.
Who attends the Romance Travel Forum?
The Romance Travel Forum will bring in a fully-vetted audience of travel advisor professionals from across North America who are focused on the romance travel niche. Travel agents will represent a cross-section of consortia and non-consortia affiliates, owner/managers and front-line travel agents as well as traditional and independent travel sellers.
How many travel agents will attend?
Space is limited to 175 travel agent professionals. Because space is limited, travel agents interested in participating will be required to take part in a stringent application process, providing details on their business for consideration of participation.
How is travel agent eligibility determined?
Travel agents interested in participating must first complete a formal application for review and consideration of participation. Our travel agent acquisitions team will review each application and will notify the applicant for additional details and/or next steps to determine eligibility. Applications must be complete and the applicant must provide requested details about their business for additional consideration. Applicants are not guaranteed participation, however, will be notified in a timely manner.
I attended the previous Romance Travel Forum, am I automatically eligible to attend?
While we appreciate our travel agent partners continued support, we cannot guarantee eligibility for the 2017 program. Because space is limited and interest is at an all time high, our goal is to provide travel agents that are new to the Romance Travel Forum a fair opportunity to attend. Each applicant’s eligibility will be reviewed on an individual basis, with previous participation offering no bearing.
How do I apply to attend?
Please complete the online application.
How do I register for the Romance Travel Forum?
Applicants may only register once they’ve been notified of their eligibility by our travel agent acquisitions team. Details will be provided at that time.
What is included in the registration package?
We offer tiered registration levels with different inclusions, however, each of these tiers will offer participating travel agents access to the educational conference program; product/ destination training courses; exclusive networking opportunities; organized site inspections; the interactive Supplier Showcase with a diary of one-to-one meetings and open engagement times; and a position on a post-FAM (based on availability).
What site inspections and FAM trips will the Forum offer?
A complete schedule, including site inspections, FAM’s and other activities will be announced shortly. Please visit www.RomanceTravelForum.com for details
How can I book accommodations for the Romance Travel Forum?
The Event Management team will be assisting all registered travel agent delegates with reservations at the Paradisus Palma Real. Details will be provided once registered. If you elect to stay off-property, you will be responsible for your own accommodations and additional fees will apply to gain access to functions taking place at our host property.
Who exhibits at the Romance Travel Forum?
The Forum will feature a diverse representation of supplier types, both categorically and geographically. Supplier company types include: All-inclusive resort chains and individual properties; hotel and resort properties (EP); boutique/independent hotel properties; hotel representation companies; destinations/tourism boards; wholesalers/packaged vacation providers; cruise lines; destination management companies; transportation providers; full-service wedding vendors; associations and resources for the romance focused travel professional.
Can I bring my spouse/guest to the Romance Travel Forum?
Only bonafide travel agents who have been selected to participate and registered supplier personnel are eligible to attend the Romance Travel Forum. Spouses and guests are not permitted to participate unless they qualify under those terms. If you plan to travel with a companion, your companion will not be permitted to attend any portion of the Forum. Please note, additional accommodation fees will apply.