We can’t say it enough, congratulations on your selection to attend Global Travel Marketplace WEST! We are now two weeks away from the most effective and efficient travel event in the industry, so here’s the inside scoop on important event dates, resources, and anything else you might need to know.

See you at our Welcome Reception, sponsored by Marriott International!

Celebrate the end of a productive first day by grabbing a cocktail with your new #GTMElite friends on property at our beautiful host hotel, the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Take in gorgeous views of the desert and catch a stunning sunset as you prepare for a fun-filled, jam-packed next couple of days.

Get out your dancing shoes with Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority!

The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority welcomes you for a night of food, fun, and libations so pack your dancing boots and western wear for a night out at Vegas’ own Stoney’s Rockin Country! Show off your fancy footwork (and footwear) line dancing, riding the mechanical bull (jeans encouraged) or pull up a stool and be entertained all evening. You’ll also have the opportunity to stay after the event to be entertained by Sundance Head!

Hit High Notes with Playa Hotels & Resorts

Playa Hotels & Resorts is sponsoring GTM West’s karaoke after party! Warm up your vocal chords and practice your do-re-mi’s. Which of our attendees can belt it like Celine Dion? Who can rock like Stephen Tyler? Rap like Jay-Z? We’ll find out soon enough!

WIN a Westin Heavenly Bed from Marriott International!

Complete the Marriott Hotel Excellence! program and 2019 Continuing Education by May 3 for your chance to win a Westin Heavenly Bed! Visit to learn more.

Holland America Line is Giving Away a Cruise!

Holland America Line has created this GTM exclusive Alaska training video for your viewing pleasure. Watch this 45-minute video by May 3 and you’ll be entered to win a cruise on one of their incredible ships!


Have GTM in the palm of your hand with the event mobile app, sponsored by Alaska – Visit Anchorage. You can view the full event schedule, manage your appointments, message other attendees, and receive up-to-the-minute news onsite. You can download the app on your iPhone or Android by clicking here from your mobile phone, or searching “GTM West” in the App Store.

social media savvy

Stay up-to-date with all things GTM by liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter and Instagram. Not only will you find out the latest GTM happenings, but you'll also receive industry insights and information. When you’re posting pictures and status updates onsite, don’t forget to tag us and use #GTMElite. And, join our exclusive GTM West Advisor Attendee group on Facebook to get to know more about your fellow attendees, participating suppliers and the GTM team.

meet the gtm (dream) team

You’ve been receiving e-mails from us, talking to us on the phone and connecting with us on social. And in just two weeks you’ll finally get to put a face to the name; we can’t wait to do the same! If you’re curious about each team member’s role in making GTM go off without a hitch, check out our Meet the Team page on the GTM West website.

dress code

Attire ranges from normal business to resort casual. Business casual is suggested for all appointments and boardroom presentations (no shorts). Resort casual is acceptable for all evening receptions. Jeans may be worn to Friday evening’s reception with the LVCVA.

appointment schedules

Appointment schedules will be published the week of May 3.

coming soon

Stay tuned for the next newsletter with details on: Checking-in, networking, special events and more!


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