Right People.  Right Time.  Right Format


Connect Travel produces eight 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

Date & Location TBA

CTM creates an efficient and effective environment to expedite the sales process and close business. What's better? It can be market specific. Offering up to 20 appointments per market.

RTO Summit West + TOUR West

Date and Location TBA

Connect Travel has brought together receptive tour operators for RTO Summit West and domestic operators for Connect TOUR so you can meet with them in one place in two days. Schedule up to 70 appointments with those who can expand your domestic and international business.

RTO Summit East + TOUR East

Date and Location TBA

East provides the same opportunities as West: two marketplaces, two days, up to 70 appointments, under one roof, with endless opportunities.


RTO Summit South

August 29 - 30, 2021
Tampa Bay, 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.

Connect THRIVE Summit

September 18 - 19, 2021
Las Vegas, NV

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.

eTourism Summit

Sept. 20 - 22, 2021
Las Vegas, NV

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.

Connect TOUR

September 20-22, 2021
Las Vegas, NV

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.

Active America China

November 30 - December 1, 2021
Washington, DC

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.