GTM West applications close March 15

Applications for Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) West close at midnight on Friday, March 15. Interested travel advisors are urged to complete their applications now to be considered for this appointment-based event for top producers.

"This year's recruitment process has garnered us the highest number of referral applications we've seen in the history of GTM West," said Jacqueline Hurst, director of trade recruitment and engagement for Travel Weekly and TravelAge West events. "This proves the sheer impact the event has had on past attendees' businesses. It also speaks to the travel advisor community's desire for prosperity among the profession."

Any top-producing travel advisors who are considering this event should apply. Selections from the remaining pool of applicants will be made shortly to ensure that GTM West provides the best representation from the western states and Canadian provinces.

GTM West will take place at the Westin Las Vegas Resort & Spa, May 9 to 11 in Henderson/Las Vegas, Nev. Travel advisors who are selected to attend are fully hosted during the event, including airfare, hotel and meals.

To qualify, advisors 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 open to advisors from 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 six-minute, one-on one appointments, advisors will have the opportunity to meet a diversified supplier roster of 100 companies, including unique hotel brands like Vila Gale Hotels and Atelier De Hoteles.

Destinations spanning the globe include Anchorage, Barbados, Switzerland, Australia and Thailand. Tour operators present include Blue-Roads Touring Co., Authentic Vacations, Cool Travel Iceland, InsideAsia Tours, Namu Travel and Via Tours Croatia.

Supplier participant spots are completely sold out. For a full list of participating suppliers, visit

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, please visit

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