June 30 – July 1, 2021
New York Marriott Marquis

THE EVENT

Connect Tour East powered by Connect Travel 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 East 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.

 THE LOCATION

New York Marriott Marquis is a vibrant fixture of Times Square and brilliantly captures the iconic energy and spirit of Manhattan. Located on West 46th Street and Broadway, the hotel places guests near some of NYC’s most illustrious attractions including Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Theater District. Experience incredible restaurants including New York’s only revolving dining room with spectacular views of Times Square. Book your room here

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HOW IT WORKS

Register and Pay

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Connect

Meet with Domestic tour operators during pre-scheduled one-on-one Marketplace appointments.

Network

Meet with tour operators and suppliers within the industry in a fun and social atmosphere while building key relationships.

Learn From Experts

Enjoy in-depth sessions about relevant topics led by industry experts.

Unwind and Mingle

Build relationships while the networking continues at our entertaining and interactive receptions.

Stand Out

Sponsorships are the perfect way to increase visibility of your service, venue or destination while attending Connect. Engage with attendees on a deeper level and leave a lasting impression that will grow your group business.  Contact [email protected] for more information!

AGENDA OVERVIEW

Wednesday, June 30

8:00 – 9:00 am:  Registration

9:00 – 10:30 am:  Connect TOUR East One-on-One Marketplace Appointments

9:30 – 10:15 am:  Education

10:15 – 10:45 am: Morning Refreshment Break, sponsored by Empire State Development, Division of Tourism

10:40 am – 12:10 pm:  Connect TOUR East One-on-One Marketplace Appointments

10:45 – 11:30 am:  Education

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break – Enjoy NYC’s Restaurants

1:00 – 3:15 pm:  RTO Summit East One-on-One Marketplace Appointments

3:15 – 3:45 pm:  Afternoon Refreshment Break, sponsored by Empire State Development, Division of Tourism

3:25 – 5:05 pm:  RTO Summit East One-on-One Marketplace Appointments

6:00 pm: Evening Reception hosted by the New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium

7:05 pm: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels, Yankee Stadium
Transportation by subway to Yankee Stadium

Thursday, July 1

9:00 – 10:30 am:  RTO Summit East One-on-One Marketplace Appointments

10:30 – 11:00 am: Morning Refreshment Break, sponsored by Empire State Development, Division of Tourism

10:40 – 12:10 pm:  RTO Summit East One-on-One Marketplace Appointments

12:10 – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break – Enjoy NYC’s Restaurants

1:00 – 3:15 pm: Connect TOUR East One-on-One Marketplace Appointments

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