Trade Shows and Missions
Note: If budget or schedules limit you, consider partnering with a destination, property or attraction in your region. Share costs by jointly sending a representative who can share about your area in proven marketing opportunity.
2015 Group Tour events
American Bus Association (ABA): St. Louis, MO
Marketplace: January 10-13, 2015
This leading business event in the group travel industry brings North American tour and motorcoach operator buyers and travel industry sellers together for one-on-one tour itinerary planning appointments. The event also features many professional development seminars and networking opportunities. Approx cost: $2600, includes annual membership, Marketplace registration, flights, accommodations and meals.
EMT and 20 Minnesota partners annually join ranks with a dedicated space on the trade show floor. See separate page with Minnesota's participation at ABA Marketplace.
National Tour Association (NTA): New Orleans, LA
Travel Exchange (annual conference): January 18-22, 2015
EMT will be participating in this annual trade show in 2015 with other industry colleagues.
Heartland Travel Showcase: Chicago, IL
Showcase: February 20-22, 2015
This trade show focuses on Midwest destinations and surrounding tour operators. EMT will be attending in 2015.
Heritage Clubs: Charleston, WV
Peer Group Conference: March 9-13, 2015
Membership: $350, Registration: $1,185-1,285 (includes lodging)
HCI includes member banks, largely in Midwest. EMT will not be attending in 2015
Bank Travel: Huntsville, AL
Annual conference: February 8-10, 2015
Membership: $395 (optional), Registration: $1,595 (member) $1,795 (non-member), plus hotel & travel costs
This event provides access to bank club directors from across the U.S. EMT will not be attending in 2015.
Circle Wisconsin Midwest Marketplace: Madison, WI
Regional tour operator tradeshow: March 29-31, 2015. EMT will be attending in 2015.
Annual Conference: August 28-September 1, 2015.
Costs: $945 (subject to change) registration plus travel expenses and annual membership fee. EMT is not a current member of SYTA.
Travel Alliance Partners: Oklahoma City, OK
Annual TAP Dance: June 7-11, 2015. EMT will be attending this event.
International Motorcoach Group (IMG): Snowbird, UT
Strategic Alliance Meeting: August 13-15, 2014
Conference expenses: $850-1,050 non-member registration
See tabs at left under Group Tour & Packaged Travel for more topics and information!
Contact: Jessica Dodge