“The show exceeded our wildest expectations. We’ve never attended a show that yielded not only the quality of buyers we had appointments with, but the fact that of the 45 appointments we had we issued 37 contract (82% close rate) is unparalleled. ConnectTRAVEL definitely delivered on the promise of “Right People. Right Time. Right Format.” We are very excited for 2019 and beyond.”
Fabrizio “The Dude” Busso-Campana, SVP, Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruises
Right People. Right Time. Right Format
Connect Travel produces 12 industry events specifically designed to address industry needs in a unique format that creates an efficient and effective environment to expedite the sales process and grow your business.
February 19-21, 2020
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention
Center | Kissimmee, FL
Connect Travel Marketplace is an International travel show designed to address industry needs. Connect Travel Marketplace combines the right timing for product development, a unique format that creates an efficient and effective environment to expedite the sales process and close business and a robust educational track to inspire and inform industry leaders in a rapidly evolving global market.
October 21-23, 2020
Hyatt Regency | Seattle, WA
Founded in 2000, eTOURISM SUMMIT attendees get up-to-the-minute, real-life examples of the latest applications in video, content marketing, email marketing, search, social media, mobile and web design. In an intimate setting, attendees get concrete ideas from their peers about how to get the most bang for their buck, learn guerilla marketing tactics, participate in interactive sessions, and hear about dozens of case studies to find out what’s working…and what’s not.
September 30–October 2, 2020
InterContinental | San Juan, PR
Connect THRIVE Summit is focused on community development through LGBTQ travel, sports, and entertainment. This one-of-a-kind marketing summit features dynamic general sessions and networking events alongside a series of pre-scheduled, one-on-one connections between destinations, resorts, hotels, attractions, domestic and international tour operators and travel agents, sports rights holders, media, marketers and brands.
August 17-19, 2020
The Galt House Hotel | New Orleans, LA
Connect Tour is a domestic travel show, specifically designed to address industry needs. The event combines the right timing, a unique format that creates an efficient and effective environment to expedite the sales process and close business and a robust educational track to inspire and inform industry leaders in a rapidly evolving market. Connect Tour is the premier hosted-buyer event that brings together the most active tour operators, suppliers and experts in Domestic tour and travel for preset appointments, keynote general sessions, planner/supplier roundtables and quality networking.
RTO West – February 25-26, 2020
Ritz Carlton | Marina Del Rey, CA
RTO East – April 15-16, 2020
Grand Hyatt | New York, NY
RTO Florida – October 13-14, 2020
Omni Orlando at ChampionsGate | Kissimmee, FL
The RTO Summit series was created in 2003 and has been tested, improved by hundreds of North American travel suppliers and receptive tour operator buyers who cover all the major and developing international markets. We host the buyers and bring them together under one roof, so you spend less to meet with the people who need to know you.
March 31-April 2, 2020
Hilton San Diego Bayfront | San Diego, CA
China is the fastest growing inbound tourism market to North America and Active America China is the only show in North America 100% dedicated to building inbound Chinese tourism. Tour operators who attended Active America China were from companies that were responsible for over 40% of all tourism to North America.