Navigating Your Travel Business: How To Sell Romance Travel In The New Business Landscape


1:00-1:20 pm ET

Five Tips for Planning the Perfect Honeymoon/Romance Vacation
All you need to know about the perfect Honeymoon/Romance vacation your clients will ask you about in 2023. 
Fireside Chat: Questex Travel Group Editor, Matt Turner, speaks with April Schmitt, Founder of Divine Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

1:20-1:40 pm ET

Tourism Ireland - Romantic Ireland
Presented by: Jeffrey Yau, Business Partnership Executive, Tourism Ireland, Hannah Watson, Events & Marketing Manager, Larchfield Estate and Sharon O’Donoghue, Sales & Marketing Manager, Romantic Castles Of Ireland 

Join us during the most romantic month of the year to discover why Ireland is the ultimate romantic destination for your clients. Discover untouched beauty around every corner on the island of Ireland and stumble upon incredible views. Whether it be luxurious or unique, top-class accommodation awaits. Stunning natural landscapes provide the perfect romantic backdrop to cater for weddings and honeymoons. This presentation on Romantic Ireland will offer a chance to learn about the fantastic experiences and accommodations you can offer your clients on a trip to the island of Ireland.


1:40-2:00 pm ET 

Belize – A place where Romance comes alive. 
Presented by: Simon P. Noralez, Travel Trade Coordinator, Belize Tourism Board 

Romance happens every day. Many couples are looking for the best way to enjoy a romantic vacation, even when it’s not valentine’s day. Join Simon Noralez from the Belize Tourism Board to find out what makes Belize the perfect destination for your clients’ romantic getaways.

Five things romantic about Belize

  • Crimson sunsets
  • Pristine Beaches
  • Landscape
  • Ancient Maya Cities
  • Nature Songs. (Early in the morning Bird Sings) 

2:00-2:20 pm ET 

Destination and Pricing Trends for Romance Travel in 2023. 
Fireside Chat:  VP/Editorial Director, Questex Travel Group Ruthanne Terrero, speaks with Jim Augerinos, President of Perfect Honeymoons

Jim Augerinos is the president of his family-owned travel agency and focuses exclusively on helping couples plan the honeymoon of their dreams. Through Perfect Honeymoons, Jim and his family have curated over 10,000 honeymoon getaways in over 60 countries. After getting his first passport at the age of 3, he has been passionately traveling the world to expand his horizons, as well as to scout new locations and experiences for newlyweds to bask in. Jim has appeared on the cover of two national magazines and has been rated as one of Travel & Leisure’s Top Agents in the country for multiple years in a row. He believes that travel is therapeutic and necessary to reconnect to ourselves and to our partners. Jim’s mission is to show others that your first vacation as a couple can be stress-free, especially if you follow his tried and trusted recipe for success.

2:20-2:40 pm ET 

Playa - Selling Romance Travel with Playa Resorts

Join Wedding Specialist, Michelle Payette, to learn about her personal favorite unique, romantic offerings at Playa Resorts.    

Five most romantic things about their destination: With resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic, you can experience:

  • Romantic Oceanfront Dinners under the stars
  • Private Couples Massage in one of our many wellness spas
  • Enjoy your very own secluded Oceanfront Romantic Corner with a private pool and butler service
  • Variety of unique room accommodations from an Oceanfront Castle to private villas with plunge pools
  • Complimentary wedding, honeymoon, and anniversary amenities


2:40-3:00 pm ET 

Live Giveaway, Announcing the Winners of Our $100 Gift Cards, Followed by a Joint Q&A with Key Speakers.