What is the Romance Travel Forum?

The 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 Secrets Playa Blanca, Costa Mujeres, Mexico from Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 10th. Your departure date may vary depending on site inspection and FAM selection.

Who produces the Romance Travel Forum?

The Romance Travel Forum is produced by 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 advisors 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 advisors will attend?

Space is limited to 190 travel advisor professionals.  Because space is limited, travel advisors 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 advisor eligibility determined?

Travel advisors interested in participating must first complete a formal application for review and consideration of participation.  Our travel advisor 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 advisor partners continued support, we cannot guarantee eligibility for this year's program.  Because space is limited and interest is at an all-time high, our goal is to provide travel advisors 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 fill out the online application if you are interested in being considered for a position: https://www.romancetravelforum.com/attendees/attendee-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 advisor 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 advisors 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 pre or 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 https://www.romancetravelforum.com/attendees/schedule-at-a-glance for details.

How can I book accommodations for the Romance Travel Forum?

The Event Management team will be assisting all registered travel advisor delegates with reservations at our host hotel .  Details will be provided once registered.  If you elect to stay off-property, you will be responsible for your own accommodations, transfers 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); luxury 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 advisors 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.