What is the Travel Agency Owners Forum?

The Travel Agency Owners Forum is an exclusive program designed to foster conversations and business opportunities amongst global travel suppliers and business solution providers with a hand-selected audience of leisure travel agency owners with decision-making power. The Event will serve as a collaborative platform conducive to building critical business relationships to maximize ROI.

Where and when will the Travel Agency Owners Forum take place?

The Agency Owners Forum will take place
Sunday - Friday
November 17-22, 2024.

Wyndham Grand Barbados Sam Lord's Castle All-Inclusive Resort

Who produces the Travel Agency Owners Forum?

The Travel Agency Owners Forum is produced by Travel Show Marketing Group (TravelSMG), an independent event organizer who caters exclusively to global travel suppliers and North American travel sellers mutually interested in conducting business with one another. TravelSMG offers a growing portfolio of large-scale trade shows as well as boutique niche and destination focused programs. For more information on TravelSMG, visit www.TravelSMG.com.

Who attends the Travel Agency Owners Forum?

The event will bring a fully vetted audience of leisure travel agency owners from across the United States.

How is Agency Owner eligibility determined?

Agency Owners interested in participating must first complete a formal application for review and consideration of participation. Our travel advisor acquisitions team will review each application and will notify the applicant for additional details and/or next steps to determine eligibility. While a number of factors will be taken into consideration, candidates must have a minimum of 3 full-time, independent contractors or employees reporting to them; a minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Agency Owner; the decision-making powers to create business plans with participating supplier partners; along with a verifiable agency bookings/revenue of $3 Million or more.

Applications must be complete, and the applicant must provide requested details about their business for additional consideration. Applicants are not guaranteed participation, however, will be notified in a timely manner.

I attended other TravelSMG events, am I automatically eligible to attend?

TravelSMG is committed to the success of our travel advisor partners and has created a robust offering of events for sellers at all stages in their career and/or specializations. Participation at any event is handled on an event-by-event basis, therefore previous participation at any of our events will not play into eligibility.

How do I apply to attend?

How do I register for the Travel Agency Owners Forum?

Applicants may only register after they have been notified of their eligibility by our travel advisors acquisitions team. Details will be provided at that time.

If I am not an agency owner, but would still like to attend, should I apply?

While our goal is to support travel advisors at all levels in their career, this event is exclusively designed for leisure travel agency owners. Feel free to visit our main event website for details on other events TravelSMG produces that might be a better fit for your professional growth.  www.TravelSMG.com.

What is included in the registration package?

If selected to attend, in addition to access to the entire event, you will receive complimentary single-occupancy three-night stay at our host property; roundtrip airport transfers; and an air travel allowance.

Will there be additional opportunities for travel advisors?

The Event Management team will work with area hotelier partners for optional pre/post familiarization itineraries and site inspections. Details will be shared once available.

How can I book accommodations for the Travel Agency Owners Forum?

The Event Management team will manage all reservations with our host partner and will make all arrangements direct. Details will be provided once registered. 

Who Exhibits at Travel Agency Owners Forum?

The event will feature a diverse representation of supplier types, both categorically and geographically. Supplier company types include: All-inclusive resort chains and independent properties; hotel representation companies; destinations/tourism boards; wholesalers/packaged vacation providers; transportation and destination management companies; and key business solutions and resources.

Can I bring my spouse/guest to the Travel Agency Owners Forum?

Only bonafide travel agency owners who have been selected to participate and registered supplier personnel are eligible to attend the event. Spouses and guests are not permitted to participate.