Registration has officially opened for American Marketing Group’s (AMG) “Travel Market 2012” global conference, which will take place on June 19-24, 2012 at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, AMG reports. Included will be a program for NEST member independent agents.
The early bird rate of just $99 per person (based on double occupancy) is available through December 31, 2011. After that date, registration will be $149 per person (based on double occupancy). The rate includes educational programs, meal functions, networking and entertainment.
Travel agents, suppliers and staff from all of American Marketing Group’s 18 travel brands around the world will participate in the event, AMG says.
Over the course of six days, “Travel Market 2012” will bring together the best and brightest in the travel and general business industries to motivate and educate, AMG says.
Specialized learning opportunities will be offered for brick-and-mortar agents, home-based agents, luxury travel advisors, owner/managers and frontline agents, leisure and corporate focused agencies and agencies based in the U.S. and abroad.
A Lifestyle Marketing track will drill down on niche market business opportunities. A new Destination Marketing component has also been added to the conference program, offering agents a chance to meet with American Marketing Group’s preferred destination partners to find out what’s hot at key locations around the globe and whom to sell each destination to.
Networking opportunities will be plentiful, AMG reports, allowing participants to mix and mingle to build personal relationships with other travel agents and industry leaders – and discover additional revenue sources. And the Travel Marketplace global trade show will deliver one-on-one meetings with suppliers in every travel sector from the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, South America, the Middle East and Asia.
Two highly specialized niche market events will also take place in conjunction with the larger convention: 1) the first medical travel conference (sponsored by Well-Being Travel), and 2) The Affluent Traveler Symposium (a gathering of luxury travel advisors who are part of The Affluent Traveler Collection and the group’s preferred suppliers serving the high-end travel market).
“The name ‘Travel Market 2012’ has a special significance,” said Rick Mazza, president and CEO of American Marketing Group, Inc. “We’ve spent the past 41 years building a global organization of 18 brands that touch upon every area of the travel marketplace. We want to be sure that our agencies and suppliers are fully aware of the opportunities in each segment of our industry, including emerging areas like medical travel. Just as American Marketing Group covers the entire ‘travel market,’ our ‘Travel Market 2012’ event will bring together the critical resources and information that our travel partners need most to expand their businesses and profitability through the various sectors of travel.”
Every “Travel Market 2012” attendee will leave the event with a customized action plan to help them put all that great learning to work to increase sales and profits when they return to their offices, AMG says.