Travel Advisor Testimonials

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"GTM West is one of a kind. You network, market, get to know suppliers and they get to know you. The days are filled with excitement, knowledge, colleagues and VIP's. You walk away with a feeling of accomplishment and feel you spent three days revitalizing your career path. Don't let the opportunity slip by--say yes to GTM West."
Renee Dunkin, Travel Planners International

"GTM [West] is the easiest decision to make. Just apply! You only have a world of knowledge to gain—and some friends, too! I have been able to implement the most practical and lucrative changes to my business and I am just getting started with the ideas, connections, and networking I gained during those three days! It's the most beneficial event to a go-getter that is truly in love with the travel industry."
Lisa Plank Fussell, Allure Travel

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"GTM West was an awesome networking event and we made some great connections. Even though we already work with some of the people we met with, this was the first time meeting many in person and it is great to be able to put a face to the email/phone. This just strengthens our connections."
Patty Jordan, Wright Travel Agency

GTM West is hands-down the best travel event in the industry for true professionals. The high level of expertise and top-producing agents are superb. There is an excitement for further growth that is tangible and contagious. Great interaction with like-minded agents and suppliers who are ready to increase business in ways that are mutually beneficial for all. This is a must-attend event if you’re truly in the business of travel.
— Chris Niemeyer, Like Minded Travels

" GTM West is beneficial to attend because it is well organized; the agents are experienced and willing to share; and the suppliers provide the next levels of what they offer rather than basic information. It’s a great group of people that understand the travel industry and I return with new ideas and energy."
Carol Vaughn, Corporate Events and Leisure Services

The opportunity to meet eyeball-to-eyeball with suppliers was priceless. As a result of one such meeting, I developed a relationship with the Melia Hotels representative. The week following the event, I was privileged to visit one of their properties in Puerto Rico. GTM West was totally responsible for forging and developing that bond, which will translate in future bookings.
— Neil Ralph, Dream Vacations (Cruiseone)

"I liked the quick networking platform to meet so many new suppliers in such a short amount of time."
Devin Hansen

 

"GTM West is elite! One of the best things about GTM West is that the agents and the suppliers are vetted, creating a heightened level of trust and confidence. Each networking opportunity, boardroom presentation, and one-to-one appointment is rich with value, unmet at any other training or conference. The GTM staff excels at pre-conference preparation, on-site organization, technological tools and follow-up. The social media allows the agents to get to know each other ahead of time and to share best practices even as alumni.  Coming prepared with researched questions, client profiles and a want for deeper knowledge of suppliers' services, I have increased my resources and opportunities to grow my business. As a side note, one of the best things is that no one is asking for or trying to grab at supplier tchotchkes! I hate at conferences when all the agents have is a hand out for freebies!"
Mathy Wasserman, Cruise Planners/FlyingGiraffeTravel.com

"GTM West was well organized; everything was provided and the venue was beautiful. I love the GTM Bible with the list of suppliers and space to take notes on, and I liked the small boardrooms where you could get more in-depth knowledge of a supplier and get questions answered. There was the right amount of suppliers for the one-on-one appointments with frequent breaks!  I was able to choose which suppliers were most important for me to meet with and there was still time in-between to meet ones that I missed.  The meals and functions were a great place to meet and mingle with the suppliers and to get to know them better. It is true that you do business with people you know and people you like!"
Ruby Frederick, Southlands Travel

GTM West was large enough to be fairly comprehensive and diverse in terms of vendor participation, yet remained small enough so as to not be overwhelming in size. GTM staff members were quite friendly, helpful, and outgoing, which made this first-time participant feel very welcome!
— Sean Kelly, Crystal Travel and Tours