The Global Travel Group today confirmed Florida as the venue for its annual conference as the consortium marks its 25th anniversary.

The event will be staged at Universal Orlando Resort on November 25-29.

Delegates will be based at the attraction’s newest property, the Caribbean-inspired Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, with conference sessions held onsite.

It will be the first time the travel consortium has chosen North America for its annual gathering which is expected to attract more than 250 members and supplier partners.

Global Travel Group will also be keeping the momentum going throughout the year in the run up to November’s conference with a series of fam trips, VIP events and other rewards to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Global joins Advantage Travel Partnership in selecting Florida to host its 2018 conference. The Advantage conference is being held in Miami on May 10-13.

Global has used member feedback to shape all elements of the four-night conference, from the venue to the schedule, aiming to ensure sessions give agents the practical skills they need to stay ahead of the competition.

Agents will be able to experience the resort’s theme parks and entertainment. The last night of the conference features a gala dinner and agent awards ceremony.

Global Travel Group managing director, Andy Stark, said: “We know that Universal Orlando Resort is high up on the bucket-list for a lot of our members so, as we turn 25, we were determined to make this an extra special year for everyone involved.

“We are confident that holding our conference later in the year will help arm our agents with tools and inspiration ahead of the crucial turn of year period.

“Watch this space for further details, the countdown to our most exciting conference to date is now on.”