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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

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

IADWP International Destination Wedding Planner Certification



Schedule

December 6

Arrivals and Registration for Pre Conference Programs

- Welcome event: Wild Card Pre tour Isla Mujeres

- Welcome event: Wild Card Pre tour Tulum

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

December 7

Pre Conference Programs & VIP Cocktail

- Wild Card Pre tour at Isla Mujeres

- Wild Card Pre tour at 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

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

- Welcome Dinner at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa

December 9

- Breakfast on your own

- Transfer from your host hotel to Property to be Announced

- Welcome by Co-Host Hotels: Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, Atelier Playa Mujeres and Property to be Announced

- Keynote Session by Marley Majcher, The Party Goddess

- Keynote Session by Karen Bussen, Entertaining Expert

- Face Off Between Planners and Agents by JoAnn Gregoli

- Lunch

- Educational Sessions

- Transfer back to your host hotel

- Dine Around and Free time to enjoy your Host Hotel

December 10

- Breakfast on your own

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

- Trade Show Ribbon Cutting

- Trade Show / Appointments / Networking

- Lunch

- Trade Show / Appointments / Networking

- Transfer back to your host hotel

- Transfer from your Host Hotel to Atelier Playa Mujeres

- Farewell Dinner at Atelier Playa Mujeres

- Transfer back to your host hotel

December 11

- Check-out and airport transfers

- Transfer to Wild Card Post Tour to Bacalar

- Transfer to IADWP Maya Weddings Certification at Chichén Itzá

- Transfer to IADWP International Destination Wedding Planner Certification

- Transfer to Site Inspections to the Sexiest Properties

December 12

All Day

- Wild Card Post Conference Activities at Bacalar

- Site Inspections to the Sexiest Properties

- IADWP Maya Weddings Certification at Chichén Itzá

- IADWP International Destination Wedding Planner Certification

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

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.


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.  


POST-CONFERENCE IADWP INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNER CERTIFICATION


$ 389.00 USD

AVAILABLE

December 11-13th 2019

Become an expert and the one and only platform to prepare the best Destination Wedding for your clients. Learn how to source all destinations, vendors and venues, coordinate all aspects of the wedding, honeymoon, and group excursions, and everything you need to know to master the art of Destination Wedding Planning.

Program includes subjects such as:
-Introduction to the Destination Weddings World and Methodology
-Strategic Planning
-Budgeting Basics
-Venue Selection
-Risk Management
-Contracts and Liability
-Accommodations/ Housing
… and much more!


Faculty

IADWP

MARLEY MAJCHER

Celebrity Event & Party Planner

Marley Majcher is the CEO of The Party Goddess!, a nationally acclaimed full-service event planning and catering company, and author of But Are You Making Any Money?, a witty and lauded business guide for entrepreneurs. 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!


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.


IADWP

IADWP

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.


Exhibitors

Sponsors & Strategic Partners