Love Mexico Riviera Maya- Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
December 4-8, 2015

Registration for Wedding Planners and Travel Agents Information for Vendors

Love Mexico is a unique educational and networking event developed by MexicoWed in partnership with the Mexico Tourism Board to showcase Mexico as a premiere destination for weddings, honeymoons & romance.

This three-day familiarization-event will enable you not just to learn, but even better, EXPERIENCE the magnificence of one of the best beaches in the world and also much more about México as the perfect destination for weddings, honeymoons & romance.

Love Mexico gives you real life experiences you can share with your brides to be. Choose from a variety of complimentary post-tour to assist you in building the perfect destination wedding itinerary. You will take part in top-ranked seminars that take you beyond the classroom and pre-schedule appointments with Mexican Vendors.

Supported by Mexico Tourism Board, the Association for Bridal Consultants, the Association for Wedding Professionals International, Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, Exclusive Group Travel, Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist Association, Travel Impressions and specialized media like, I do Destination Weddings, Bridal Guide and Destination Weddings & Honeymoons.

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Meet the Speakers

December 4th
All day Transfers from Airport by Nexus Tours.
All day   Check in and registration to the event.
3:00-5:00 p.m. Anatomy of the Destination Wedding business Certification

  • Ballroom 1. The Wedding Planning Process with Danielle Andrews Sunkel and Tracey Manailescu, WPIC and Deborah Moody ACPWC. Content directed to travel agents with certificate of completion.
  • Ballroom 2. The Travel Planning Process with Lisa Sheldon, DWHSA. Content directed to Wedding Planners with certificate of completion.
5:15-5:45 p.m. Get Acquainted: Cocktail for first time attendees
6:00-6:45 p.m. NEW!!! Love Mexico Destination Wedding Award Ceremony
• Award for the most outstanding Wedding Planner from the US
• Award for the most outstanding Travel Agent from the US
• Award for the most outstanding Wedding Planner from Canada
• Award for the most outstanding Travel Agent from Canada
This year will be the inaugural year for what will be our annual Achievement Recognition Award for the Top Destination Wedding Professionals selling weddings in Mexico. Registrants will be given the opportunity to register their weddings that took place in Mexico between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015. Award will be given for the most Events realized during this period.
7:00-10:00 p.m. Welcome Event “REAL Mexico Gala Dinner” at Moon Palace Golf & Spa ResortAttire: REAL Mexican
December 5th
 8:00 a.m Continental Breakfast at the Convention Center.
6:00-7:00 a.m. Yoga with Federico Orozco, founder OMM Retreats
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast at the Convention Center
8:15-9:15 a.m. Love Mexico and REAL Travel Experience Opening Session with Meetology®: The Secret Science behind Connecting with Others by Jonathan Bradshaw, CEO, The Meetology Group
9:15-10:00 a.m. Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort presentation
10:00-1:00 p.m. Prescheduled appointments with Mexican suppliers.
1:00-2:00 p.m. “KAMNIKTE” (mayan Wedding) theme lunch
2:15-3:30 p.m. “Mexican Destinations” moderated by Melanie Ramone, CEO, Luxur Weddings & Events

  • Ballroom 1 Romance in the Pacific
  • Ballroom 2 Colonial Treasures
3:35-5:15 a.m. Experiential Zone
6:20 p.m. Transfer to Royalton Riviera Cancun
6:45 p.m. Site inspection and dinner at Royalton Riviera Cancun
9:45 p.m. Transfer from Royalton Riviera Cancun to Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort
December 6th
 6:00-7:00 a.m. Yoga with Federico Orozco, founder OMM Retreats
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast at the Convention Center.
8:30-9:15 a.m. Fresh ideas about how to create original content, shape your image and build your travel business by Mark Chesnut, founder and editor of
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Educational Tracks

  • Romance: Going it Alone. How to be a successful Solopreneur in the DW and Romance Travel business by Claudine Winston, W Legacy Global Travel
  • LGBT: Stop Thinking Gay! 7 Ways to Market to Today’s LGBT Travelers by Mark Chesnut, founder and editor of
  • Culinary: Cooking Travel by Chef David Sterling, Founder of Los Dos Cooking School
  • Love Mexico Track: Destination Wedding Design Management by Paras Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Paras Events
  • Adventure: : Elevate Your Clients Travel Experience and Increase Your Profits Through Adventure Travel by Arleta Cosby, Cosby Travel Consultants
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Educational Tracks

  • Lifestyle: Are you and agent, an advisor, order taker or all of the above? Learn to be the confident advisor that clients will trust moderator by Anne Maire Moebes, Travel Market Report and as panelists: Jaime Valdes-Riench, Travel & Events with Style; David Victor, Beach Travel and Heather Hendrix, Travel Impressions.
  • Adventure: Adventure Travel by Kelly Mwila, CEO, Boutique Corporate Adventure Travel
  • Romance: Wedding Mags and Blogs Deciphered, by Susan Moynihan, The Honeymoonist, Inc.
  • LGBT: LGBT Consumers and the Travel Industry: Latest Research Release by IAN Johnson, President of Out Now
  • Love Mexico Track: Search as a Bride “Advanced Travel Social Media to attract Millenials Brides” Cerys Spadaro of Socialtables
11:30-1:00 p.m Prescheduled appointments with Mexican suppliers 
12:30-2:00 p.m Lunch
2:30-3:10 p.m “4 steps to increased destination wedding sales” with master in the process from inquiry to finish by Marilyn Cairo, Managing Partner, Ask Me
3:10-3:50 p.m. Increasing Profit Through Client Loyalty” by Camille Jocsak, Planned 2 Perfection Limited
3:50-4:30 p.m. Panel: “South Asian Weddings 101” A guide on how to attract, understand and execute the perfect Indian Wedding moderated by Brenda Fernandez, Dream Weddings with Sonal J. Shah, owner and operator, Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants; Preeti Vasudeva, CEO,  Preeti Exclusive Event Planning  and Zahra  Remtulla, Destination Vows Wedding Specialist, HB Vacations, as panelists
4:45-5:45 p.m. Experience Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, enjoy the activity
Evening Dine Around. A chance to experience the culinary delights of Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort by your own. Choose from the 15 first quality restaurants at your leisure.

December 7th
 6:30-7:30 a.m Yoga with Federico Orozco, founder OMM Retreats
9:00-5:00 p.m. Love Connections: Site inspectionsROMANCESay “I Do” to Romance Travel and Destination Weddings! Guided with our guru Ed Cotton with the opportunity to experience an Indian wedding, a Jewish wedding, a Mayan wedding, an underwater wedding and a trash the dress experience
6:30 p.m L & M Destination Wedding Reception  at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. The Destination Wedding gala event of the year! You are our honored guests!Attire: Destination Wedding Formal


December 8th
All morning Check out and transfers by Nexus Tours to the airport and Post Tours


Investment 295 USD


What is included in your registration?

  • 4 nights accommodation at the host hotel, during the event in all inclusive program.
  • Ground Transfers airport-hotel-airport.
  • Focused education in destination weddings you can´t find anywhere else.
  • Personal connections with mexican suppliers on the exhibition floor and through the event.
  • Lavish  networking events.
  • Complimentary post tour options.

In order to participate in Love Mexico, all the dw/romance travel professionals  must meet the following criteria:

  • Annual individual sales of at least $200,000  in destination weddings, honeymoons, and/or other romance group travel.
  • Owners and/ or decision makers
  • Experience in selling romance travel/ destination weddings internationally
  • Serious interest in selling Mexico
  • Desire to meet with and discover new suppliers and destinations  in Mexico
  • Provide 3 travel industry references

In order to be considered for Love Mexico, all Romance Travel Professionals must undergo a selection process that includes:

  • A comprehensive online application
  • Personal one-on-one phone/skype/ facetime/ facebook interview
  • Minimum of 3 industry reference checks
  • Verification of business revenue and booking activity



Limited spaces available for newcomers to the romance industry who are currently selling other types of group travel and events!

For further information contact Carol Basteris:  [email protected]

Cancellation Policy: Registration fee is non-refundable and for cancellations all payments will be applied to the next years event.