As a travel supplier or tourism office representative, you’re pulled in many different directions to participate in travel trade shows and conferences. Why should you put the Romance Travel University on your list in 2020?
You’ll gain access to a huge range of romance travel specialists across North America. DWHSA’s conference draws agents from all corners of the United States and Canada (plus a few other countries) and from many different consortia and host agencies (from Ensemble to Travel Leaders, Nexion to The Travel Agent Next Door, Signature and Virtuoso to LoveShack Vacations and locally owned host agencies). And, they represent all types of agents – from “newbies” just getting started in romance travel to longtime agency owners who are top producers for the leading wholesalers and resort companies.
DWHSA does NOT “host” agents, which makes them better prospects for you. We’re proud to say that we do not host, pay for, sponsor, underwrite, or cover expenses for the agents attending our annual conference! Instead, every single agent whom you’ll meet at the Romance Travel University has paid her or his own way to meet you at our event (including their registration fees, airfare, lodging, transfers, and meals outside the conference schedule). We believe respectfully that this is an extremely critical difference separating this conference from other travel industry events. Our agents will be there to meet you because they’re serious about building their businesses, their sales, and their supplier/destination contacts – not because they’ve been paid to attend the event.
You’ll meet with the agents and planners in a mix of small-group presentations and 1:1 appointments. In late January 2020, we’ll contact you with instructions for scheduling your desired 1:1 appointments with specific agents. Also, we’ll line up several small-group presentation times (10-12 minutes) with the agents who won’t be able to meet you in appointments. As a result, you’ll make direct, personal contact with every single agent at the conference!