“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.
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.
The explosion of marketing technology presents tourism marketers with newfound challenges and enormous opportunities. The Marketing Leadership Summit will connect destination marketers with the products, services, people and ideas that will help them thrive in a rapidly evolving and highly competitive global marketplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AACRE is a product development show that brings together Chinese Receptive Tour Operators with suppliers and destinations to develop new tour opportunities. Meet with 30-40 receptive operators and participate in a field trip to Chinese tour operator offices. All attendees are sponsors and everyone meets with everyone.
The number of U.S. residents with a disability is estimated at a quarter of the nation’s population, with that figure doubling among those aged 65 and older. Disabled travelers represent an underserved but growing segment of the population that has been neglected by the mainstream tour and travel industry. There is no other conference or trade show in the United States specifically addressing the travel challenges – and providing solutions – for people with disabilities.