International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)

The Premier Training Institute for Tour & Travel Professionals Since 1976

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ITMI Symposium 2018 Caribbean

31st Annual ITMI "Sea"posium & Reunion I January 18 - 22, 2018 I Caribbean Cruise


A Note From Ted Bravos

Whether you are an active Tour Director / Guide or you have retired, your ITMI Family encourages you to attend this special event.

Come inspire others with your heartfelt stories, insights & life-changing moments.

I look forward to seeing you on-board, to experience our first ITMI "Sea"posium.

Bon Voyage, Ted


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Ft. Lauderdale I Cozumel 

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Cabin Registration Open Now

Click Here to Reserve Your Cabin

Early-bird cabin rates until May 20


Symposium Registration* Opens July 4th

Tour Director / Tour Operator $395

Marketplace Add $100

Guest (Non ITMI Alumni) $125

4 or 5 month payment plans will be available

*Does not include cruise costs - click here for cabin and category selections


Cozumel

Cozumel is the first Island in the World to receive the distinction "Island of Peace" by the International NGO United Nations Committee. Famous worldwide for its coral reefs and Mayan ruins with a Mexican heart and Caribbean soul... Cozumel is a paradise where tradition, flavor and joy come together all while being a World-Class Eco Tourism Destination.

The National Park reefs of Cozumel are a symbol of the island and the Ecological Reserve Punta Sur. On the southern edge of the island you will find Punta Celaraín, its historical lighthouse & Laguna Colombia, a refuge for many of the endemic species of the island and other threatened life forms, such as the sea turtle and their nesting areas.

From the Mayans to the Spanish, the vast collection of vestiges left by its ancient settlers is proof of the importance of the island as a maritime trade exchange. Cozumel was also a refuge for famous pirates around the 17th Century.

Catch the joy of this small piece of paradise surrounded by turquoise waters and beautiful sand imprinted with the footprints of the people who visit.


ITMI Symposium Registration Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled prior to Oct. 1, 2017, excluding Administration Fee of $150

  • 50% refund if cancelled prior to Nov. 1, 2017

  • No refund if cancelled after Nov. 1, 2017

  • Symposium reservations will be cancelled if payment is not received by Oct. 1, 2017


Royal Caribbean Cruise Cancellation Policy

What is the Cruise Cancellation Policy?

  • May 24, 2017: $100 per cabin cancellation fee
  • July 23, 2017: $200 per cabin cancellation fee
  • September 21, 2017: $400 per cabin cancellation fee
  • November 20, 2017: 50% refund of cabin cost
  • December 20, 2017: No refund 


What’s included in "Sea"posium?

Symposium is a way for you to reunite & network with your ITMI Community. Develop lasting partnerships with Tour Operators and ITMI Alumni...Sail Away with us and laugh, sing, dance and share stories to inspire you once more to kick off a new year & make a difference in people's lives through travel.

Meals & Events

  • All Meals Included
  • Sail Away Celebration
  • 3 Networking Luncheons 
  • Opening Night Event
  • Private Marketplace Mixer
  • Closing "ITMI Talent Night Follies"

Education, Professional Development, Networking & Marketplace Interviews

  • Network with Tour Operators & Tour Directors
  • Regional Breakouts
  • Marketplace Interviews (Add $100)
  • Private Marketplace Mixer
  • Ask the Tour Operator
  • Ask the ITMI Home Team 
  • Tech & Social Media Workshop
  • And more...

Post Familiarization Tour  

  • Ft. Lauderdale & Miami City Tour with Airport Drop

4-Night Cruise Itinerary

  • Thursday, Jan. 18 - Depart Ft. Lauderdale

  • Friday, Jan. 19 - Cruising

  • Saturday, Jan. 20 - Cozumel

  • Sunday, Jan. 21 - Cruising

  • Monday, Jan. 22 - Return Ft. Lauderdale


Independence of the Seas

A marvel of maritime engineering, packed with all the phenomenal onboard experiences you'd expect from our Freedom class of ships—including the FlowRider® surf simulator, a rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, cantilevered whirlpools, Royal Promenade, mini golf course, and much more. Sit back and watch Broadways smash hit, Grease the Musical.

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Optional Shore Excursions

  • Experience Mayan Traditions & Island Tour

  • Starfish Sanctuary & Reef Snorkel

  • Catamaran & Beach Break

  • Underground Mayan River Tour

  • Dolphin Encounter

  • Climb the Coba Pyramid

  • Cenote Hopping & Tulum

  • Underwater World of Chankanaab

  • Ancient Mayan City of Tulum

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to book by?

  • The guaranteed "Early-Bird" rate ends May 20th - after that rates may drastically increase from Royal Caribbean!

How much is the deposit?

  • $200 for the cabin or $100 each if you have a roommate pre-selected
  • Need a roommate? Let ITMI match you up

Can I do a payment plan for a cabin?

  • The initial deposit for the cabin is $200
  • The second deposit payment is due June 15th
  • From there you may make monthly payments or pay in full...as little or as much as you want
  • Final balance due October 1, 2017

Is there a single supplement?

  • It is twice the rate, so for example if the double occupancy rate is $400 it is $400 x 2 ($800) plus port tax and gratuities. So why not bring a friend or a family member...you save money and they have a great time!

How do I book the cabin?

  • Click on the above button and fill out the form
  • We need your name (as it appears on your passport), roommate (or select for ITMI to match you), date of birth, cabin category and credit card for deposit

Can I choose my own cabin number?

  • Yes but we can not guarantee the cabin number until deposit is received and the cabin is availability

So...I reserve the cabin first & then Symposium Registration later? 

  • It's opposite this year because we need to reserve the cabins first and get you that amazing rate!
  • Symposium Registration will open July 4th

Will a payment plan be available for Symposium Registration?

  • Yes, we will be offering a 4 & 5 month payment plan and don't forget about Symposium scholarships

Do I need travel insurance? If I am charged a cancellation fee will ITMI help?

  • We are unable to help since the cabin cost is paid directly to RCCL, we have no control over their cancellation policy
  • We highly recommend travel insurance, see Royal Caribbean's Cancellation Policy below
  • Check out Roamright's Multi Trip Policy

What is the Cruise Cancellation Policy?

  • May 24, 2017: $100 per cabin cancellation fee
  • July 23, 2017: $200 per cabin cancellation fee
  • September 21, 2017: $400 per cabin cancellation fee
  • November 20, 2017: 50% refund of cabin cost
  • December 20, 2017: No refund