International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)

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


SYMPOSIUM INFO:


POST FAM TOURS

Select Ft. Lauderdale Everglades or Miami City Tour. Tours will depart the Cruise Ship Terminal and end at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport (FLL).


Ft. Lauderdale Everglades

9:00am to 2:30pm

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Everglades airboat tours are awesome – an experience to treasure forever and a thrill for one and all. Let the sights and sounds of nature surround you on a 60-minute narrated tour.  With top speeds of close to 60-miles per hour, airboats zip across the River of Grass, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime experience to enjoy South Florida’s most exciting natural attraction – the unforgettable Florida Everglades!  A tropical paradise filled with incredible wildlife (many endangered) and amazing vegetation, there's nothing like it on earth.

After the tour we will proceed to the Sawgrass Mills Mall with over 350 stores for a scatter lunch.


Miami City Tour

9:00am to 3:00pm

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See Downtown Miami with Bayside area.  Cross over the Miami River to Brickell Avenue which the financial area for the South East.

Pass Viscaya and drive into Coconut Grove (scatter lunch). This magical place has attracted artists, writers and musicians galore. 

From here we will proceed to Coral Gables. On the way we will go down Charles Street and the Charlotte Jane Cemetery past the Chinese Village one of George Merrick’s unique constructions in his beautiful Coral Gables. Pass the University of Miami, Biltmore Hotel and the Venetian Pool.

This area of Little Havana has a lot of history and we will follow Calle Ocho and stop at the Domino Park and see many areas that reflect this past history of the Cubans coming to the U.S.

Head to South Beach and Ocean Drive pass the Port of Miami. As we drive up Ocean Drive you will learn about Art Deco and the hotels and history including former Versace’s Mansion.



2018 SYMPOSIUM PRE & POST ACCOMMODATIONS 

The following properties are offering ITMI Symposium attendees reduced rates pre and post cruise. Come a little early or stay a little later and extend the fun!

The cruise departs from the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Ship Terminal (Port Everglades). The Ft. Lauderdale Airport (FLL) & Cruise Ship Terminal are less than 5 miles apart!

If you are taking advantage of one of the post-cruise FAM Tours to either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, both tours will drop at the Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) airport at the conclusion of the tour. If you plan on attending FAM tours, please book your flight after 5:30pm.


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Pre and Post Cruise Hotel Options, Ft. Lauderdale

Please contact the hotels directly, each will have pricing and instructions for reservations.

Please note that the Symposium Cruise will begin boarding between 11:30am and 2:00pm on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Ship Terminal (Port Everglades).

Ship sails at 4:00pm on Thursday the 18th and last boarding time will be approximately 3:00pm. We highly recommend due to weather or flight delays to arrive in Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesday, January 17th.

The approximate cost for Uber / Lyft / Taxi from ITMI Symposium Hotels to Port Everglades Cruise Ship Terminal is $10.

You must book your hotel as soon as possible to receive the special ITMI Symposium group rate. There is a limited number of rooms at each property. Please note "last day to book" to receive special rate.


HOTELS & RATES: 
 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port

2081 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (4 miles to FLL Airport & 5 miles to Port Everglades Cruise Ship terminal)

  • January 17, 2018 (pre-night): $239 per room, plus hotel tax    
  • January 22, 2018 (post-night): $239, per room, plus hotel tax

Includes:

  • Shuttle from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Hotel
  • Shuttle from Hotel to Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Ship Terminal (two complimentary one-way transfers)
  • Breakfast (for up to 2 persons)

To Reserve:


Best Western Plus Ft. Lauderdale Airport South Inn & Suites

1900 Stirling Rd., Dania Beach, FL (5 miles to FLL Airport & 6 miles to Port Everglades Cruise Ship terminal)

  • January 17, 2018 (pre-night): $145 per room, plus hotel tax    
  • January 22, 2018 (post-night): $145, per room, plus hotel tax

Includes:

  • Shuttle from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Hotel
  • Breakfast (for up to 2 persons)

To Reserve:

  • Call 954-926-7300, ask for Nishi Tyler or email if not available to ntyler@irasgroup.com
  • Ask for ITMI Symposium Group Space
  • You will need to give the hotel your credit card at time of reservation to hold room
  • Last day to book is December 11th or when rooms sell out

La Quinta Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport

2620 North 26th Avenue, Hollywood, FL (6 miles to FLL Airport & 7 miles to Port Everglades Cruise Ship terminal)

  • January 17, 2018 (pre-night): $129 per room, plus hotel tax (confirmation code #0985659)  
  • January 22, 2018 (post-night): $129, per room, plus hotel tax (confirmation code #0985660)

Includes:

  • Shuttle from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Hotel
  • Breakfast (for up to 2 persons)

To Reserve:

  • Call 866-527-1498, ask for ITMI Group Ft. Lauderdale Airport
  • Mention group confirmation code (listed above next to rate)
  • You will need to give the hotel your credit card at time of reservation to hold room
  • Last day to book is December 20th or when rooms sell out

Quality Inn & Suites Airport / Cruise Port South

2520 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL (5 miles to FLL Airport & 6 miles to Port Everglades Cruise Ship terminal)

  • January 17, 2018 (pre-night): $129 per room, plus hotel tax 
  • January 22, 2018 (post-night): $119, per room, plus hotel tax 

Includes:

  • Shuttle from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Hotel
  • Shuttle from Hotel to Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Ship Terminal (two complimentary one-way transfers)
  • Breakfast (for up to 2 persons)

To Reserve:

  • Call 954-922-1600, ask for In-House Reservations, Mon. - Fri. 9:00am - 5:00pm EST and mention ITMI Symposium group rates
  • You will need to give the hotel your credit card at time of reservation to hold room
  • Last day to book is December 10th or when rooms sell out

Days Inn Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood Airport South

2601 N. 29th Avenue, Hollywood, FL (6 miles to FLL Airport & 7 miles to Port Everglades Cruise Ship terminal)

  • January 17, 2018 (pre-night): $139 per room, plus hotel tax 
  • January 22, 2018 (post-night): $139, per room, plus hotel tax 

Includes:

  • Shuttle from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Hotel
  • Breakfast (for up to 2 persons)

To Reserve:

  • Call 954-923-7300, ask for ITMI Symposium group rate
  • You will need to give the hotel your credit card at time of reservation to hold room
  • Last day to book is December 10th or when rooms sell out

Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port

2301 SW 12th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (4 miles to FLL Airport & 5 miles to Port Everglades Cruise Ship terminal)

  • January 17, 2018 (pre-night): $195 per room, plus hotel tax (Group Code ITM)
  • January 22, 2018 (post-night): $195, per room, plus hotel tax (Group Code SYM)

Includes:

  • Shuttle from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Hotel
  • Breakfast (for up to 2 persons)

To Reserve:


Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport South Cruise Port

2500 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL (7 miles to FLL Airport & 6.5 miles to Port Everglades Cruise Ship terminal)

  • January 17, 2018 (pre-night): SOLD OUT
  • January 22, 2018 (post night): $189, per room, plus hotel tax 

Includes:

  • Shuttle from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Hotel
  • Breakfast (for up to 2 persons)

To Reserve:

  • Group name ITMI Symposium & Group Code ITMI)
  • Call 800-HAMPTON or 954-922-0011
  • You will need to give the hotel your credit card at time of reservation to hold room
  • Last day to book is December 10th or when rooms sell out