From left: Luke Jones of Imperial Springs; Claire Chirouze Ulloa of HotelsPro; Edyta Teperof Travel2 and Islands in the Sun; and Libby Cooke of Luxury Lodges of Australia at the GTM West closing reception, held at The Westin La Paloma. // © 2016 J. Martin Harris Photography
From May 4-6, 80 top travel agents and 100 suppliers gathered at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., for the third annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West), powered by TravelAge West and Travel Weekly. The agents who attended the exclusive and fully hosted event were selected from a pool of 800 applicants.
GTM West provided guests the opportunity to participate in small-group boardroom presentations and one-on-one appointments, as well as network throughout the three-day event. Both advisors and suppliers reported successful deal-making before GTM West had even drawn to a close, illustrating the results-driven nature of the event, according to Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Senior Vice President of Events, Travel Group for Northstar Travel Group.