TMR’s Travel Market Place East conference, the premier Toronto-area travel trade show, is back in June this year for 2022, the second TMP East conference since COVID-19.
The conference comes just a month since TMR’s Travel Market Place West welcomed 200-plus attendees to Vancouver, and comes as the Canadian travel industry begins its ascent back up to 2019 levels.
TMP East will take place at Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre on June 22 and 23. This year’s conference is not to be missed by Canadian travel agents. It is the most comprehensive and travel advisor-specific program TMR has ever put together, and one that we hope enables you to take full advantage of travel’s return.
Registrations are already filling up, but if you are located in the Toronto, and are still on the fence about attending, here are just some of the highlights:
Melissa Mackey as Emcee
Melissa Mackey, the CEO of vacation planning company Travel Chicks, and one of the most popular guests on TMR’s MasterAdvisor series, is taking the reigns as emcee for this year’s conference. Mackey, who has a travel selling background herself, is also a former TMP speaker and will be running a session on how short-form video can improve your business.
Tim Law on Terms and Conditions
There’s no better time than now to update, or create, terms and conditions to use with your clients. Tim Law, partner with Heifetz, Crozier, Law, is coming back to Toronto to provide an understanding of the duty of care and how to incorporate discharging the duty into the sales process, including the creation and effective use of terms and conditions.
Return of Ron Cates
Known as the godfather of email marketing, Ron Cates, who hosted TMP West last month, returns to TMP East. Cates, who helped found Constant Contact, will be running two sessions—one on Demystifying Digital Marketing and another on solving issues with your peers.
The solving issues session was one of the highlights of TMP West and included talking to clients about fear of travel and managing long wait times on hold with suppliers.
CLIA’s Charles Sylvia Moderates a Discussion on Cruising
The cruise industry is in the midst of making its full return---several cruise lines, including Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean have already brought back their full fleets. With that capacity returning, and new capacity coming online, travel advisors are more important than ever for the future success of the cruise industry.
To help you with that task, TMP East will feature a panel of cruise line executives moderated by Charles Sylvia, the vice president of industry and trade relations for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Sylvia will be joined by Seabourn’s Shane Buksh, Celebrity’s Allan Brooks, AmaWaterways’ Sandra Gardiner, Carnival’s Justin French, and NCL’s Derek Lloyd.
In the spirit of getting together again, and with travel reopening, our exhibitors at TMP Toronto would like to host a select group of travel agents. If you would like to be considered to have your attendance comped as a hosted attendee please click here and fill out our survey/questionnaire. Once you complete the application, a member of our team will be in touch next week regarding your hosted attendance.