International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)

The Premier Training Institute for Tour & Travel Professionals Since 1976

Making the World a Better Place Through Travel

ITMI Symposium 2018 Caribbean

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

Job Interviews I Networking I Education I Reunion

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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


Ft. Lauderdale I Cozumel 

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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.

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 people like you.

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 friendships & partnerships with Tour Operators and ITMI Alumni...Sail Away with us to laugh, sing, dance and share stories to inspire you once more to kick off the New Year & make a difference in people's lives through travel.


    Marketplace Job Interviews, Education Professional Development & Networking

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

    Meals & Events

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

    Post Familiarization Tour (Complimentary)

    • Ft. Lauderdale & Miami City Tour with Airport Drop

    4-Night Cruise Itinerary

    • Thursday, Jan. 18 - Depart Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Ship Terminal (Port Everglades) Boarding 11:00am-12:30pm, ship sets sail at 4:00pm

    • Friday, Jan. 19 - Cruising

    • Saturday, Jan. 20 - Cozumel

    • Sunday, Jan. 21 - Cruising

    • Monday, Jan. 22 - Return Ft. Lauderdale Disembarkation begins at 8:30am to 9:30am. If you are taking part of one of the optional post tours, please do not book a flight out of FLL (Ft. Lauderdale) before 5:30pm.

    Independence of the Seas

    A marvel of maritime engineering, packed with all the phenomenal onboard experiences you'd expect from the 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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    Frequently Asked Questions

    When do I need to book by?

    • As early as you can, the lower rates and best cabin locations go fast!

    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 30 days later
    • From there you may make monthly payments or pay in 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 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 is Now Open!

    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

    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