GTMC Overseas Conference 17-18 May 2016

Conference Details

Airline Sponsors: British Airways and American Airlines

16th – 19th May, Marco Island, Florida, United States

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa

17th and 18th May Conference Days


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Welcome to the Paradise Coast including the areas of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades as the venue of the GTMC Overseas Conference in May. The region is where tropical wildlife in Everglades National Park, beautiful beaches, family fun, great shopping and dining on fresh seafood coexist. Take a nature cruise in the morning to view alligators in the Everglades or dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. Lounge on warm sand, visit the Naples Zoo or go shopping in the afternoon. Enjoy a freshly caught seafood dinner in the evening. Whether you have a passion for golf, fishing, shelling, shopping, bird watching, wildlife viewing, boating, the beach or the arts, you’ll find plenty of choices in the Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades area.

Naples is the main metropolitan area on Florida’s Paradise Coast with an exclusive, small-town feel. It boasts an array of restaurants, golf courses, shops and cultural attractions with the lovely sands of Naples Beach just a few steps away. More than just another pretty beach, Marco Island’s mood swings from sophisticated resort area to historic nautical community and funky fishing village. Bring your appetite for seafood, whether you plan to catch it on your own hook or at local restaurants. Everglades City is the western gateway to Everglades National Park and the site of its Gulf Coast Visitor Center.


‘Florida’s Paradise Coast is a year-round destination that is perfect for the whole family. Tucked in Florida’s South West corner, Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades is a less busy, less crowded option for a relaxing and unhurried holiday in the sun. Miles and miles of beautiful white sandy beaches combine with over 90 golf courses, world class shopping, sophisticated dining experiences and incredible wildlife encounters in the Everglades to ensure there is something to keep everyone happy. It’s no surprise that our destination is award-winning, with Marco Island being recognised by Tripadvisor as the 4th best island on the entire planet, and the destination as a whole being awarded IAGTO’s Gold Destination of the year in 2014. But don’t take my word for it, come and see it for yourself!’ Jack Wert, Executive Director, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau.’


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