Applications are now being accepted for the annual Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) and Global Travel Marketplace West events.

GTM West will be held at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., May 2 to 4, 2022. GTM takes place at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla., July 28 to 30, 2022.

These boutique events enable pre-qualified travel advisors to meet new suppliers, build upon relationships with suppliers they already know and network with peers. 

Applications are open for GTM events in 2022

A limited number of top-performing advisors are invited to participate: 100 to 125 for GTM and 100 for GTM West. Advisors must have $1 million in annual sales to qualify for GTM and $800,000 in annual sales for GTM West. Or, a participant can be an owner of a multimillion-dollar agency who actively books travel. All attendees must have the authority to make product and partner decisions.

"GTM continues to attract the best in the business each year. These are serious travel professionals whose businesses survived a pandemic and  are looking to continue to grow, innovate and build new relationships," said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, executive vice president, global events, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Group. "We're excited to see what this year brings and the connections that will form as a result of the incomparable networking opportunities at GTM."

Each event includes two days of one-on-one, scheduled meetings. Advisors have up to 50 one-on-one meetings, each of which lasts 6 minutes. Advisors also participate in 12 boardroom presentations, in which suppliers meet with roughly a dozen advisors in a collaborative and interactive environment. 

Selected advisors are fully hosted, receiving roundtrip air, a three-night hotel stay, meals and networking opportunities.

Global Travel Marketplace has a reputation for being one of the top events in the industry. 

"I am invited to a number of events each year, and this is the only one I clear my schedule for," said Carolyn Kempf, Elite Travel Inc. "I learn about new products, get fresh ideas and am invigorated to succeed. For those newer to the industry, GTM fast-forwards you into future of travel and gives you priceless connections. For those who are veterans, it reminds us we do not know it all, and that evolution is always necessary to keep yourself and your business fresh." 

GTM West is open to travel advisors from the western half of North America: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

GTM accepts advisors from throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Advisors can apply at GlobalTravelMarketplace.com. The next step is a one-on-one telephone interview.

Supplier opportunities are selling out. All Boardrooms are sold out, but a limited number of appointment slots are available for each event. For supplier inquiries, please contact Emmy Morales at [email protected] or (201) 902-1951.

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