In just a few short days, we’ll all be enjoying the beauty of pristine Lake Las Vegas while we get down to business at GTM West. As you prep for the most effective and efficient event of the year, we want to remind you of some important event details.


After checking in to the hotel, please proceed to the VIP Welcome Parlor to receive your event credentials, schedule, and a big “welcome” from the GTM West team.

Location: Baraka Ballroom Foyer
Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm Thursday, May 9  
Late Arrivals: For suppliers who are unable to pick-up event credentials before 5pm on Thursday, they will be available at the Welcome Reception.

Welcome reception!

After a long day of traveling, we’re staying close to home for our Welcome Reception. Get to know your fellow GTM West attendees during our kick-off party, hosted by Marriott International, at the La Menzeh Lawn of the hotel. Grab a cocktail with your new friends and enjoy the lovely desert scenery!

what to pack

GTM West attire ranges from business to resort casual. Business casual is suggested for all appointments and Boardroom presentations (no shorts). Resort casual is acceptable for all evening receptions. Country western attire and jeans are encouraged for Friday’s reception with the LVCVA.
P.S. Don’t forget your business cards!

meet your match

At check in, each attendee will be given HALF of a travel image, featuring a vibrant photo from MGM Resorts International. It’s your mission to complete the image by finding its other half in the hands of another event attendee. Once you’ve met your match, follow the contest rules to be entered to win a stay at one of their awesome properties. We wish you luck!


Travel advisor transfers are being finalized and confirmations will be sent in the next 24 hours.

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Download the GTM West mobile app, sponsored by Alaska – Visit Anchorage, to make networking with attendees, managing your appointments, and receiving live event updates super easy. Search GTM West from your app store and log in with the e-mail address you used to register. The app is available for Apple and Android devices.

think tank breakfast

Join us Saturday, May 11 at 7:15am SHARP for a special breakfast and Think Tank session! Ken Muskat is back at MSC Cruises and so excited to reengage all his travel advisor partners. Ken will give a brief MSC update (lots of exciting news to share) and then join Travel Weekly and TravelAge West for a Think Tank conversation with our audience. Bring your ideas, your challenges, and let's brainstorm. We’re excited to have like-minded professionals learning together!


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