The Spring Travel Agent Forum will take center stage in less than two months at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, and will welcome more than 1,000 independent travel agents at every level in their career, seeking continuing education, supplier networking, and destination experiences to support their professional growth. The Forum, which will be held from March 26 – 29, is the industry’s largest event of its kind, and will house hundreds of travel suppliers from across the globe, affording delegates the chance to shop destinations, commissionable vacation packages, and various business resources to support their business needs.
For the first time ever, the Forum will offer a supplemental One-to-One Meeting Showcase, providing pre-determined mutual interest meetings among select suppliers and an audience of hosted travel agents, who have been carefully vetted based on their potential business contribution and overall sales volume. These hosted agents will individually represent a minimum of $800,000 in annual business, with clientele bookings spanning the globe. Supplier participation will cover the full gamut of commissionable vacation offerings, both from a product and geographic standpoint.
“The One-to-One Showcase will match suppliers and hosted travel agents for mutual interest business meetings. These meetings go far beyond the exploratory stages that the tradeshow format nurtures, affording participants a quantifiable connection with significant business potential”, said Jim Cloonan, president, Travel Show Marketing Group (TravelSMG).
A sample of current supplier participants include: A&F Tour Team; Auto Europe, LLC.; Be Live Hotels; Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection; Collette; Condor Tours and Travel, Inc.; CTS; Experiencias Xcaret; Explore Africa Travels; G-H-S; GOGO Vacations/Worldwide Traveler; HGH Travel Indochina; India Tourism – Los Angeles; Melia Hotels International; Paradise Beach Hotel; Reollo Travel Maldives and Island Pearl Travel; Tours of Sicily – Chat and Tour SRL; Israel Ministry of Tourism; GJ-Travel; and Vacation Express. At press time, positions for the coveted hosted travel agent program were finalized and full.
Beyond this new program, the Forum offers a plethora of participation benefits crafted to strengthen business and profitability. Travel agents interested in registering or learning about the full Forum benefits should visit http://vegas.travelsmg.com TRO Subscribers should use Code 3025 to receive a special registration rate of $99 (rack rate of $149). This rate offers access to all educational and product sessions, the tradeshow floor, choice of Roundtable, networking, and evening functions and more!
Suppliers interested in learning more about exhibiting and the availability of One-to-One Meeting positions should contact Jim Cloonan via email at Jim@TravelSMG.com or (617) 337-5132.