What is the Family Travel Advisor Forum?
The third annual Family Travel Advisor Forum is an exclusive event catering to the sellers of the family travel niche with an emphasis on multi-generation, family reunions and other family group getaways. This renowned program is designed to deliver a high-caliber event experience, complete with networking and top-level content in an intimate, collaborative atmosphere conducive to building strong business relationships.
When and where will the Family Travel Advisor Forum take place?
The Family Travel Advisor Forum will be held at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from January 7 – 11, 2019 (supplier dates are January 7 – 10, 2019).
Who produces the Family Travel Advisor Forum?
The Family Travel Advisor Forum is produced by Specialty Travel Forums, a division of Travel Show Marketing Group (TravelSMG), an independent event organizer who caters exclusively to the North American travel agent market. For more details on our company, visit www.TravelSMG.com.
Who attends the Family Advisor Travel Forum?
The Family Travel Advisor Forum will bring in a fully-vetted audience of travel advisor professionals from across North America who are focused on the family travel niche. Travel agents will represent a cross-section of consortia and non-consortia affiliates, owner/managers and front-line travel agents as well as traditional and independent travel sellers.
How many travel agents will attend?
Space is limited to 130 travel agent professionals. Because space is limited, travel agents interested in participating will be required to take part in a stringent application process, providing details on their business for consideration of participation.
How is travel agent eligibility determined?
Travel agents interested in participating must first complete a formal application for review and consideration of participation. Our travel agent acquisitions team will review applications on an individual basis and will notify the applicant for additional details and/or next steps to determine eligibility. Applications must be complete, with required details to help determine eligibility. Applicants are not guaranteed participation, however, will be notified in a timely manner.
How do I apply to attend?
The online application will be available in June 2018.
How do I register for the Family Travel Advisor Forum?
Applicants may only register once they’ve been notified of their eligibility by our travel agent acquisitions team. Details will be provided at that time.
What is included in the registration package?
We offer tiered registration levels with different inclusions, however, each of these tiers will offer participating travel agents access to the educational conference program; product/ destination training courses; exclusive networking opportunities; organized site inspections; the interactive Supplier Showcase with a diary of one-to-one meetings and open engagement times; and a position on a post-FAM (based on availability).
What site inspections and FAM trips will the Forum offer?
A complete schedule, including site inspections, FAM’s and other activities will be announced shortly. Please visit http://family.travelsmg.com/ for details.
How can I book accommodations for the Family Travel Advisor Forum?
The Event Management team will be assisting all registered travel agent delegates with reservations at the Moon Palace Jamaica in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Details will be provided once registered. If you elect to stay off-property, you will be responsible for your own accommodations and additional fees will apply to gain access to lunch functions taking place at our host property.
Who exhibits at the Family Travel Advisor Forum?
The Forum will feature a diverse representation of supplier types, both categorically and geographically. Supplier company types include: All-inclusive resort chains and individual properties; hotel and resort properties (EP); boutique/independent hotel properties; hotel representation companies; destinations/tourism boards; wholesalers/packaged vacation providers; cruise lines; destination management companies; transportation providers; and associations and resources for the family focused travel professional.
Can I bring my spouse/guest to the Family Travel Advisor Forum?
Only bonafide travel agents who have been selected to participate and registered supplier personnel are eligible to attend the Family Travel Advisor Forum. Spouses and guests are not permitted to participate unless they qualify under those terms. If you plan to travel with a companion, your companion will not be permitted to attend any portion of the Forum. Please note, additional accommodation fees will apply.