Media Advisory

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

October 29-30, 2004


Honeymoon & Romantic Getaways Show and Conference


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Honeymoon & Romantic Getaways Show and Conference

Home Based Agent, First ever, full-fledged show for Home Based travel agents, fastest growing segment in the market


Press Registration for HRG 2004 and HBA 2004 at:


October 29-30, 2004


Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA


Bob Miko

Pacific Dialogue Trade Show Bureau

Tel: 203-378-2803 Cell: 203-829-5613


Industry Facts for Honeymoon & Romantic Getaways travel sector:

  • 2.4 Million Marriages Each and Every Year
  • $20 Billion in Total Annual Spending on Romance-Related Travel including: (1.7 Million Airline Seats, 8 Million Hotel Rooms, $3,800 Average Expenditure Per Couple, 400,000+ Cabins on Cruise Ships, Over 50,000 Destination Weddings)
  • Married Couples are travelers: Married households represent the largest group of travelers with 61% of all trips being taken by married households. Single households took 21% of the trips.
  • Romantic vacations are popular with all Americans, especially married couples. 31% of US adults (61.8 million Americans) said they took a romantic getaways in the past 12 months.
  • The average traveler took 2.5 romantic trips in the past year.
  • Romantic travelers have an average annual household income of $67,700, as compared to all other US adults, with an average income of $45,000.00.

Home Based Agent 2004 is the first show for the home-based travel agent. Home-based travel agents represent the fastest-growing sector of the travel agency distribution system with more than 35,000 travel professionals now working from their home offices.

In addition to the trade show floors, there will be an extensive conference program, including a track specifically for home based agents, key seminars and panels on the romantic vacation markets, a General Session with blue-ribbon keynote speakers, as well as sponsored functions.

Honey & Romantic Getaways show floor accommodates 200 exhibitors.

Sponsors include: Supporters of this event include Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), The Travel Institute, TRAVELSAVERS, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Modern Agent, Bridal Guide and Recommend magazine. Also a sponsor, is the Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN) which has a membership of over 6,000 home based agents and hundreds of preferred suppliers with incentives for the independent contractor.

About Travel Industry Shows

Honeymoon & Romantic Getaways and Home Based Agent are owned by Travel Industry Shows (TIS) of Pleasanton, CA with offices in New York. The TIS team offers over 90 years combined experience in producing effective tradeshows. Honeymoon & Romantic Getaways was designed to bring together the honeymoon, wedding, home-based travel agent markets and other products and services offering synergies with travel agents to help them better sell these types of leisure vacations and maximize their earning potential.

Travel professionals, Wedding planners, home-based travel agents can register for Honeymoon & Romantic Getaways and Home Based Agent by visiting or or by calling 925-249-2233, and press 0. Travel Agents are invited to visit the website(s) for Early Bird discounts. Industry suppliers who would like to reach this dynamic market should contact or call 925-249-2233, and press 0.

Working journalists & financial analysts should register online at


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