Attendee Application – VIP Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Romance Travel Forum, set to take place at the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico from May 7 – 11. If you are a travel agent interested in being considered for one of our limited positions, you may complete this application. It is important to note, you may be contacted for additional details as part of the application process. Please note, completing this application will take several minutes. Incomplete applications will not be considered. As part of this application, please be prepared to provide TWO supplier references and ONE travel agent reference (all with complete and direct contact information). Thank you again for your interest. Contact Information First name Last name Designation Agency Name Title Business Email Phone Mobile Business Facebook Website Instagram Twitter Handle Blog Address Country –None–United StatesCanada City State NoneABAKALARAZBahamasBCCACOCTDCDEFLGAHIIAIDILINJamaicaKSKYLAMAMBMDMEMexicoMIMNMOMSMTNBNCNDNENFNHNJNMNNNSNTNVNYOHOKONORPAPEPRQCRISCSDSKTNTXUTVAVTWAWIWVWYYT Zip Code CLIA/ARC/IATA TRUE Code About Your Business: Please ensure all questions are answered and your application is complete before submitting. Incomplete applications will be denied. 1. What best describes your business title (choose one)? –None–Owner/Manager – traditional storefront agencyOwner/Manager – Independent AgencyHost AgencyIndependent Contractor affiliated with a hostFrontline Travel Agent – traditional storefront agencyOnline AgencyReferral Agent 2. How many years have you been a travel agent? –None–1 – 5 years6 – 10 years11 – 15 yearsOver 15 years 3. How long have you worked at your current agency? –None–1 – 5 years6 – 10 years11 – 15 yearsOver 15 years 4. Are you a full time travel agent? –None–YesNo 5. Please indicate your consortia affiliation: –None–The Affluent TravelerAmerican ExpressCarlson WagonlitCruise ShoppesEnsembleExpedia CruiseshipsCentersIT GroupMAST Vacation PartnersNESTSignature Travel NetworkTravelLeadersTRAVELSAVERSVacation.comVirtuosoWESTAOther (Not Listed)Consortia X 6. Please indicate what host (if any) affiliation: 7. Please estimate YOUR OWN (not agency) gross projected sales GROWTH FROM 2017 to 2018: –None–Over 1,500,000$1,000,000 – 1,500,000$800,000 – $1,000,000$500,000 – $799,999$400,000 – $499,999$300,000 – $399,999$200,000 – $299,999$100,000 – $199,999under $100,000 8. Please estimate YOUR OWN (not agency) GROSS PROJECTED SALES for 2018? –None–Over 1,500,000$1,000,000 – 1,500,000$800,000 – $1,000,000$500,000 – $799,999$400,000 – $499,999$300,000 – $399,999$200,000 – $299,999$100,000 – $199,999under $100,000 9. What percentage of YOUR CURRENT PERSONAL annual sales volume derives specifically from romance travel? –None–100%51% – 75%26% – 50%15% – 25%Under 15% 10. What percentage of YOUR CURRENT PERSONAL ANNUAL SALES do you allocate toward the following: Destination Weddings Honeymoons Romantic Getaways 11. Are you the decision-maker for products such as: Travel InsuranceLuggage ServiceCRM/Technology ResourcesNo, I am not the decision-maker. 12. Do you currently book destination weddings? Select OneYesNo 13. How many destination weddings do you book annually? –None–Over 2010 – 195 – 9Under 5 14. What is your average destination wedding group size? –None–Over 50 guests26 – 49 guests11 – 25 guestsUnder 10 guests 15. Do you book couples only vacations including (check all that apply): HoneymoonsVow RenewalsBabymoons and WeddingmoonsAnniversariesRomantic getaways 16. What supplier types do you work with for your romance travel business? All-inclusive hotel propertiesHotel chains (non all-inclusive)Boutique hotel propertiesPackaged vacation providers (wholesalers)Cruise linesTransportation providersDestinationsDestination wedding plannersAlternate venues and vendors 17. What product categories do you PRIMARILY book for your romance clientele? LuxuryMid-PricedBudget 18. What regions are you currently booking for your romance travel business (check all that apply) USACanadaCaribbeanMexicoCentral AmericaSouth AmericaHawaiiAustralia and OceaniaEuropeAsiaMiddle EastAfrica 19. Beyond romance, what other niche categories do you personally sell (check all that apply): Accessible TravelAdventure TravelBucket List/Unique ExperiencesCruise: OceangoingCruise: River/SpecialtyCulinaryCulturalFaith BasedFamily/Multi-GenerationGay & LesbianGroupsLuxury TravelMeetings & IncentivesSporting EventsSpa & WellnessSustainable TravelTours and Packaged VacationsVillasVolunteer TourismCampingTheme parksRanchesReunions 20. Please list travel industry conferences/events or organized familiarization trips you have participated within in the last twelve months: 21. Are you interested in conducting one-to-one meetings with suppliers? Select OneYesNo 22. If you are a graduate from any supplier specialist/loyalty programs, please list: 23A. Have you previously attended Romance Travel Forum? YesNo 23B. If you answered “Yes” to 23A, please list supplier companies which you booked business with AS A RESULT OF YOUR PREVIOUS PARTICIPATION (if you answered “No”, proceed to question #24) 24A. Would you be interested in serving as a mentor? NoYes 24B. If you answered “Yes” to 24A, please share your areas of expertise that you would like to contribute (If you answered “No”, proceed to question #25): 25. In your own words, please tell us why you’d like to be considered to attend the 2018 Romance Travel Forum 26. Please provide TWO Supplier references and ONE Travel Agent Colleague reference: Supplier Reference #1 Company Name Contact Name Title Phone Email Supplier Reference #2 Company Name Contact Name Title Phone Email Agent Reference #3 Company Name Contact Name Title Phone Email By submitting this application for the Romance Travel Forum, I understand that if selected and accepted, I will be required to complete a participation agreement outlining my commitment to attend as a selected delegate and also hold adequate travel insurance. I also understand that the Romance Travel Forum official event dates are Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11, 2018.