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World Romance Travel Conference / Love Mexico

December 8-11, 2019
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INVEST IN YOURSELF BY JOINING US FOR THE #1 DESTINATION ROMANCE SPECIALISTS’ EVENT OF THE YEAR – YOUR BUSINESS WILL THANK YOU FOR IT!

The World Romance Travel Conference / Love Mexico is a unique, educational and networking event developed by the International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals in partnership with different tourism boards from around the world to showcase destinations, hotels & resorts and top industry vendors as prime locations and suppliers for weddings, honeymoons and romance.



WORLD ROMANCE TRAVEL CONFERENCE / LOVE MEXICO

REGISTER FOR ONLY USD$389

In 2019, the World Romance Travel Conference / Love Mexico will celebrate its 11th year as the #1 event for Travel Agents and Wedding Planners who specialize in romance travel. Offering top quality education, hours of networking opportunities and tons of fun to more than 400 industry professionals, this event is in a category all its own. Developed by the International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals (IADWP) in partnership with different tourism boards from around the world, this conference was created to showcase participating destinations, hotels & resorts and top industry vendors as prime locations and suppliers for weddings, honeymoons and romance.

The World Romance Travel Conference / Love Mexico will be held in Costa Mujeres / Cancun area from December 8-11, 2019. Enjoy the luxurious amenities of these brand hotels who will be hosts for 2019’s very special edition: Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and Atelier Playa Mujeres.


Travel Agents and Wedding Planners can register now for only $389 USD per person, and benefit from all of the following:
- All-Inclusive accommodations
- Round-trip airport transfers and program transportation
- Education and training sessions created to give you the edge over your competitors
- Speakers, who are experts in their fields, from international destinations
- 7+ hours of direct networking with the top service providers from international locations
- Pre-schedule your own appointments with our event vendors
- Exciting entertainment and social activities
- …and SO MUCH MORE!!

PRE & POST ACTIVITIES

Introducing for the first time "Wild Card Destinations"

PRE-CONFERENCE DESTINATIONS - DECEMBER 6-8

Wild Card Romance Destination Trip to Isla Mujeres.

Wild Card Romance Destination Trip to Tulum

POST-CONFERENCE DESTINATION - December 11-13

Wild Card Romance Destination Trip to Bacalar

JOIN OUR NEW CERTIFICATIONS AS WRTC POST ACTIVITIES - December 11-13

IADWP Maya Wedding Certification in Chichen Itza




Schedule

December 6

Arrivals and Registration for Pre Conference Programs

Wild Card Destination Experience Isla Mujeres

Wild Card Destination Experience Tulum

Masterclass: How to Close your First (or next) Destination Wedding


December 7

Pre Conference Programs

Wild Card Destination Experience Isla Mujeres

Wild Card Destination Experience Tulum

Masterclass: How to Close your First (or next) Destination Wedding


December 8

Arrivals and Registration for Main Program

Transfers from Pre Conference Activities to Costa Mujeres

Welcome Dinner at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa


December 9

Main Program

Breakfast on your own at your Host Hotel

Transfer from your host hotel to Atelier Playa Mujeres

Welcome by Co-Host Hotels: Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and Atelier Playa Mujeres

Educational Sessions

Dine Around and Free time to enjoy your Host Hotel

December 10

Main Program

Breakfast on your own at your Host Hotel

Transfer from your Host Hotel to Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa

Pre scheduled one on one appointments with Top Suppliers

Transfer from your Host Hotel to Atelier Playa Mujeres

Site Inspection and Farewell Dinner at Atelier Playa Mujeres

December 11

Check Out and Post Activities

Check-out and airport transfers

Wild Card Destination Experience to Bacalar

Wild Card Destination Experience to Guatemala

IADWP Maya Weddings Certification at Chichén Itzá

IADWP International Destination Wedding Planner Certification

Site Inspections to the Sexiest Properties

December 12

Post Conference Activities

Wild Card Destination Experience to Bacalar

Wild Card Destination Experience to Guatemala

IADWP Maya Weddings Certification at Chichén Itzá

IADWP International Destination Wedding Planner Certification

Site Inspections to the Sexiest Properties

December 13

All Day

- Check-out and airport transfers

PRE & POST PROGRAM

PRE-CONFERENCE MASTERCLASS FOR TRAVEL AGENTS - 5 STEP FRAMEWORK TO CLOSE MORE LEADS LIKE A PRO BY WILL MEDINA.


$ 399.00 USD

AVAILABLE

December 6-8th 2019

Here is what you will learn:

• My five proven steps to building your authority and earn the client’s trust so they can’t wait to hire you.
• How to sell destination weddings from anywhere in the world and beyond your local market so you can generate more income
• Exactly how to qualify your Couples so you only work with clients who you adore
• Plus, I’ll answer all your questions about Destination Weddings in our Live Q&A session

Bonus: A VIP Cocktail party for The Masterclass Attendance (Sponsored by the Destination Wedding Playbook Workshop


PRE-CONFERENCE WILD CARD DESTINATION TRIP TO TULUM


$ 229.00 USD

AVAILABLE

December 6-8th 2019

Recognized and known worldwide for its stunning beaches, laid-back vibe, and its signature Tulum charm and style, Tulum has become one of the hottest and trendiest destinations. Perfect for couples, families, solo travelers and even for girl trips, Tulum has something for everyone whether you are an adventure lover or the luxury travel type.


PRE-CONFERENCE WILD CARD DESTINATION TRIP TO ISLA MUJERES


$ 229.00 USD

AVAILABLE

December 6-8th 2019

Learn about all the romance options on powdery white sand beaches, clear turquoise Caribbean waters and under the breathtaking glow of the tropical setting sun. Characterized by its romantic and relaxed atmosphere and surrounded by nature, Mayan history and Caribbean Culture, Isla Mujeres is one of the best kept secrets of Quintana Roo.


POST-CONFERENCE TOUR: WEDDING RESORTS SITE INSPECTIONS


$ 199.00 USD

AVAILABLE

December 11-13th 2019

Experience “The Sexiest Selection Site Inspections", resorts that specialize in destination weddings for-profit and WOW Factor for your wedding business.


POST-CONFERENCE WILD CARD DESTINATION TRIP TO BACALAR


$ 229.00 USD

AVAILABLE

December 11-13th 2019

Bacalar is a small town surrounded by a lagoon by the same name. Bacalar means “the bay of the seven colors” because of the variety of shades of green to crystal clear blue waters. Its beautiful colors make a great and unique scenario for a destination wedding. Discover a place surrounded by nature, history, archaeological sites and unique attractions.

*We kindly request everyone choosing this activity to schedule your departure flight in the afternoon (After 3:00pm ET) on December 13th*


POST-CONFERENCE MAYA WEDDING CERTIFICATION IN CHICHEN ITZá


$ 199.00 USD

AVAILABLE

December 11-13th 2019

Learn about the unique and ancient traditions and learn first-hand how to create the perfect experience of a Maya Wedding ceremony.  


Faculty

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MARLEY MAJCHER

Celebrity Event & Party Planner

Marley Majcher is the CEO of The Party Goddess!, author of But Are You Making Any Money?, a witty and lauded business guide for entrepreneurs and creator of the sales training method "Building internal business infrastructures, creating procedures, marketing materials." She may well be doing that in their wedding program, which is fine, but stress the smart business plan, instead of the fact that she's a wedding planner. From understated elegance to rock star fabulous, Majcher is known for creating the most talked about parties of the year for a client list ranging from top-tier businesses to A-list celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan and Sofia Vergara, but she is quickly establishing herself as one of the best resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Heralded as a must-read for any entrepreneur, Majcher’s book, But Are You Making Any Money?, simplifies — in a step-by-step process, the complicated aspects of running a lucrative business.

An expert Speaker who will teach you how to significantly increase your profits and efficient time management skills to help you get the most value out of every minute of the work day!


JOHN AYO

Wellness Expert

John is an Internationally recognized keynote speaker, wellness expert, sales specialist and author. He was a successful sales rep that survived in the super stressful technology sector for 19 years, then moved into sales training and meeting planning internationally for 12 years.
 
His book Travel Balance helps people stay energized and balanced while traveling. He has spoken to thousands of people in 26 countries sharing his secrets to staying sane and healthy in a crazy world.

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KAREN BUSSEN

Enternaining Expert

She has worked with international companies as a design and style consultant, and has partnered to promote a range of products, including wines, spirits, and food ingredients. She is fluent in French and conversant in Spanish.

Since 2011, Karen has partnered with Palladium Hotels and Resorts, a Spanish-based global hospitality brand, to develop and implement a wildly successful and expanding Destination Weddings program at their properties in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Karen is the brand’s exclusive designer and consultant. The project has included creating client-facing products and experiences in the Weddings and Romance spheres, along with building internal business infrastructures, creating procedures, marketing materials and sales training methods to support the complete Weddings by Palladium program.



JENN EARLEY

Founder of Amplifed Marketing Services

Jenn Earley, MBA is founder of Amplifed Marketing Services, a marketing agency focused on helping small businesses thrive. She has effectively used her 15+ years marketing experience she gained from working on start-ups to really big brands to grow her travel business, Cultured Vacations, where she booked over $600K in sales in the first 2 years while working the business part-time and working a demanding Brand Management position full-time. With this awesome sales trajectory, Jenn left her corporate marketing career to focus on entrepreneurship full-time.

Understanding there is an intersection between her business and travel knowledge, Jenn assists travel agency owners with developing marketing plans and social media strategies for their business. Jenn runs a “Marketing Strategies for Travel Agents” group on Facebook, providing insights and tips to 1100+ travel professionals.

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JOANN GREGOLI

Professional Speaking Engagements

She runs a successful Celebrity Event planning agency. Her passion for weddings began as the vacationed and found herself attending all the weddings as they were happening. Her career started as a public relations/ event planner. Handling events for major pharmaceuticals and working for the company that conceptualized and built the Liberty Science Center.

Her clients have included: Michael Gelman from Live with Kelly and Michael, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Matt Lauer, Howard Cross (NY Giant), Shaun Ohara (NY Giant), Todd Eldridge (Olympic skater), Dana and Christopher Reeves
She is the co- author of The Knots Guide to Destination Weddings, a two year project that culminated in a very successful book release and subsequent releases. She is currently working on 2 more book projects.

She was just named top 25 Influential Wedding Planners in the World.


MAGGIE FISCHER

Founder & CEO Travel Industry Marketing Association

Maggie Fischer is an award-winning marketing and creative executive, and the founder and CEO of the Travel Industry Marketing Association, or TIMA.

Maggie began her career in 2002 with the establishment of DCM, a creative branding firm catering to the travel and tech industries, just outside of Philadelphia. She grew the small boutique agency into a full-service marketing firm with several fortune 500 clients and garnered many local and national awards for her work.

In 2006, Maggie was hired by the Airlines Reporting Corporation, or ARC, to lead their creative services department, and over the course of 7 years grew the marketing function within ARC to a powerful marketing programs division, overseeing the company’s complete rebranding in 2010.

In 2014, Maggie took on the role of Chief Marketing Officer at CCRA shortly after they acquired OSSN and the TRUE Code and led the evolution of the TRUE accreditation to become one of the most sought-after travel agency programs in the industry, as well as CCRA’s hotel, air, and call center programs which power hundreds of the largest travel agencies around the world. She also created a powerful new set of marketing programs for CCRA’s portfolio of suppliers across all segments and culminated her time there with the creation of their national conference, PowerSolutions National, held annually at DC’s National Harbor.

Maggie has been a student of the arts her entire life, attending the Savannah College of Art & Design where she received her BFA in Graphic Design.

She resides in Orlando, Florida and when she’s not drawing or painting, loves spending time gardening or relaxing with her husband, 2 children, and 2 French bulldogs who run the household.

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