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1000MTG unveils dynamic lineup for second Global Conference in Los Cabos

1000MTG unveils dynamic lineup for second Global Conference in Los Cabos


March 11, 2024 – 1000 Mile Travel Group is gearing up for its highly anticipated second global conference, set to be held from March 14 to 17 at the opulent Hyatt Ziva in San José del Cabo. Embodying the theme “Strive & Thrive: Business Evolution 2024 & Beyond”, this premier event promises three days of insightful discussions, collaborative workshops, keynote speakers, and immersive experiences.


“We aim to create an environment where travel advisors and suppliers can connect, learn, and thrive together,” says Ben Ross, 1000 Mile Travel Group CEO. “In the ever-evolving travel industry, it’s crucial for professionals to adapt and evolve, and our conference is designed to equip them with the tools and inspiration they need to not just survive but thrive in our ever-changing environment.”


Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos provides a picturesque backdrop for this year’s conference and is perfectly situated for a seamless blend of business and leisure.


“We’ve chosen Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos for its exceptional meeting and event venues, reflecting the beauty of Mexico’s Baja coast,” notes Christy Shafer, 1000MTG’s Senior Vice President and General Manager North America. “Our conference attendees can expect an inspiring setting that complements our focus on growth and adaptability.”


Inspiration from an NFL Player turned business leader


Keynote speaker Marques Ogden, a former NFL player turned inspirational speaker and business coach, is set to kick off the conference with a keynote address and an engaging workshop. Ogden’s journey, marked by adversity and ultimate triumph, serves as a testament to the power of resilience and determination.


“Marques Ogden’s story is one of overcoming challenges and achieving success against all odds,” remarks Nicola Veltman, Co-founder and CEO. “His insights will resonate with our attendees, providing them with valuable strategies for navigating the complexities of the travel industry.”


The conference agenda is packed with engaging sessions, including peer-led panel discussions and an industry expert panel covering diverse aspects of the travel landscape. Offering practical insights and success stories from fellow advisors the conference fosters an environment where collaboration and knowledge exchange flourish.


Other highlights include Virtuoso Account Director Michelle Holmes providing valuable insights on maximizing the benefits of being a Virtuoso travel agent, a 90-minute trade show where attendees will be able to interact directly with suppliers and deep-dive into their product lines, plus five-minute speed sessions giving advisors the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with suppliers they work with daily. Attendees can also look forward to a unique cultural breakout session, combining the art of salsa dancing with local culinary delights.


A glowing evening under the stars


The conference concludes with a dazzling “Fluorescent Fiesta” on Saturday evening at the Hyatt Ziva Lagoon. This vibrant celebration promises a buffet, open bar, LED circus performers, and DJ music.


“Our closing party is a chance for sponsors, attendees, and their guests to come together and celebrate the connections made during the conference,” says Ross. “It’s a festive culmination of a truly enriching experience.”


Boasting a prestigious lineup of sponsors, including Platinum Global sponsors; United, Virtuoso, Sabre, Hyatt, Expedia TAAP, and Gold sponsors including Hilton, Pleasant Holidays, Princess, Collette, Oceania, Delta, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Celebrity, the conference promises to be a fun and education experience for all. Silver sponsors include Apple Leisure Group, Carnival, and Viking, with Bronze sponsors including Seabourn, Travel Guard, Globus, Holland America, Silversea, Cunard, TTC, CIE Tours, Ponant, Abercrombie & Kent, Crystal, Grand Fiesta Americana. and Zadun.


“We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, who play a vital role in making this conference a truly enriching experience for all attendees,” expresses Shafer. “Our objectives for this conference are clear – to facilitate unparalleled learning, foster collaboration, and provide a memorable experience for travel advisors and sponsors alike.”



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