Agents, suppliers find success at GTM West

By Valerie Chen /
Top travel advisers and suppliers gathered this week at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., for the annual GTM West event. Pictured here: Attendees enjoy a welcome reception sponsored by Visit Tucson at the historical Hacienda del Sol property.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: J. Martin Harris Photography</strong>Julie and Barry Karp, ShoreTrips' owners, treat a boardroom of travel advisers to a celebratory toast. A limited number of sellers are accepted into the GTM events; agents who are selected to attend are fully hosted and receive access to one-on-one meetings with suppliers, exclusive boardroom sessions and other networking opportunities.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: J. Martin Harris Photography</strong>Chris Niemeyer, owner of Like Minded Travels, takes a selfie with Seabourn representatives Doug Seagle and Laura Okonowski during appointments.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: J. Martin Harris Photography</strong>The welcome reception sponsored by Visit Tucson at the historical Hacienda del Sol property.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: J. Martin Harris Photography</strong>From left: Marie Laura Romero Mirci of Grand Hotels Lux, Ines Orihuela of Delfin Amazon Cruises, Tiffany Rosenthal of Kaanapali Beach Hotel and Kristen Bullock of Wright Travel Agency.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: J. Martin Harris Photography</strong>GTM West attendees Dan Dorn of CIE Tours and Sharon Campbell Little, owner of Wedding and Honeymoon Travel Group, were ''matched'' as part of the ''Meet Your Match'' networking game sponsored by Passport Online.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: J. Martin Harris Photography</strong>Pablo Henderson of Le Meridien makes a presentation to GTM West attendees.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: J. Martin Harris Photography</strong>Daniela Harrison, left, a frontline agent at Avenues of the World Travel, meets with suppliers during GTM West's one-on-one appointments.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: J. Martin Harris Photography</strong>Samarah Meil, right, owner of Amarillo Travel Network, meets with suppliers during GTM West's one-on-one appointments.<br /><br /><strong>Photo Credit: J. Martin Harris Photography</strong>

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