Applications for Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) West close at midnight on Monday, April 9. Interested travel advisers are urged to complete their applications prior to the deadline to be considered for this appointment-based event for top producers.
GTM West will take place at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, May 15 through 17. Travel advisers who are selected to attend are fully hosted, including airfare, hotel and all meals during the event.
To qualify, advisers must have a minimum of $800,000 in individual annual sales or be an owner of a multimillion-dollar agency. In addition, all candidates must have the authority to make product and partner decisions. GTM West is for advisers based in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Through a series of 6-minute, one-on one appointments, advisers will have the opportunity to meet a diversified supplier roster of 100 companies, including Karisma Hotels & Resorts; individual properties like Clontarf Castle; diverse destinations such as the Cayman Islands, Napa Valley, Israel, SouthWest Germany, Switzerland and so many more. Top mainstream tour wholesalers such as Apple Vacations and Avanti Destinations are participating, as well as boutique regional specialists like Black Forest Highlands, Down Under Answers and Titanium Tours. Also in attendance will be business services including websites, social media and travel insurance.
"We've seen an incredible amount of interest in this year's event, with the majority of applications coming through as referrals from past attendees," said Jacqueline Hurst, director of trade recruitment and engagement for Travel Weekly and TravelAge West events. "This really shows the GTM West team and the industry that this event has a huge impact on travel advisers' businesses.
"We encourage any top-producing travel advisers who are considering this event to apply now. Selections from the remaining pool of applicants will be made shortly, ensuring GTM provides the best representation from the western states and Canadian provinces."
Supplier participant spots are sold out. For a full list of participating suppliers, visit www.gtmwest.com/supplierlist.
This boutique-style event provides a unique and interactive platform that supports the best sellers in the business, encouraging them to expand their supplier portfolio and grow their global book of business.
For more information on GTM West and to complete an application, visit www.gtmwest.com.