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Travel Trade Opportunities


Activity: Travel Trade Familiarization Tours
Description: Reach the travel trade through familiarization tours with domestic and international product development staff. This program relies on in-kind assistance from industry partners.
Date: As needed
Fee: N/A
Contact:  Estlin Loparto, [email protected]



Activity: The New Hampshire Update
Description: Leverage DTTD's domestic and international trade relations effort via The New Hampshire Update, a semiannual roundup of news from around the Granite State.
Date: Semi-annual
Fee: N/A
Contact:  Estlin Loparto, [email protected]
 

Show/Event: Destinations Show Manchester
Description: Destinations-The Holiday & Travel Show in association with The Times & The Sunday Times, is the UK's largest and longest-running travel event. The event brings together over 170 of the leading and best independent travel brands, including tour operators and over 30 tourist boards from around the world. Alongside travel experts, celebrities, travel photographers and exploration trailblazers, their tales and expertise will inspire your next travel adventure.
Date:  January 12-15, 2023
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Partner Opportunity: N/A
 

Show/Event: Visit USA Meet the Media 2023
Description: Join Visit USA UK for an evening networking event with UK media and kick off the new year in style.
Date:  January 16, 2023
Location: London, UK
Partner Opportunity: N/A

 



Show/Event: Destinations Show London
Description: Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show in association with The Times & The Sunday Times, is the UK's largest and longest-running travel event. They bring together over 170 of the leading and best independent travel brands, including tour operators and over 30 tourist boards from around the world. Alongside travel experts, celebrities, travel photographers and exploration trailblazers, their tales and expertise will inspire your next travel adventure.
Date:  February 2-5, 2023
Location: London, UK
Partner Opportunity: N/A
 

Show/Event:  ABA Marketplace
Description:  The American Bus Association’s Marketplace is an appointment-based show for Motorcoach and Tour Operators and Travel Industry Suppliers who want to expand your group tour & travel business.
Date:  February 4-7, 2023
Location: Detroit, MI
Partner Opportunity: Register on own here.
 
Show/Event: Discover New England Ireland Sales Mission
Description: Join Discover New England on a Sales Mission in X, Ireland. This sales mission provides an opportunity to train and network with key contacts in the Irish Market.
Date: TBA - February/March
Location: Ireland
Partner Opportunity: TBA
 

 


Show/Event: Discover New England Annual Summit
Description: The Tourism Summit & International Marketplace is the only New England tourism event where local hospitality businesses are able to meet directly with international tour operators and receptive operators who arrange and book trips for tens of thousands of international travelers each year.
More than 80 international tour operators and US receptive operators are invited to the DNE Summit. They have 1:1 scheduled appointments with representatives from New England accommodations, attractions, destination marketing organizations and state tourism offices to learn about new travel products, establish business relationships and initiate contracts for group tours and foreign independent travelers (FIT). Timing for this year’s summit could not be better as international inbound travel to the United States is rebounding with New England seeing a strong share of that visitation.
Date: March 29-31, 2023
Location: Boston, Massachusetts  
Partner Opportunity: Space is limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Information on registration and pricing can be found here. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, more information can be found here.
Show/Event: VUSA France Training Event
Description: VisitUSA France organizes a one-day training session each year for approximately 100 travel agents. This year, the eastern part of the USA will be in the spotlight and DTTD has the opportunity to give a 30-minute presentation on New Hampshire.
Date:  March 28, 2023
Location: Paris, France
Partner Opportunity: TBA
Show/Event:  Discover New England German Sales Mission  
Description: Join Discover New England on a German Sales Mission in X, Germany. This sales mission provides an opportunity to train and network with key contacts in the German Market.
Date: Late April?
Location: Germany
Partner Opportunity: TBA
 
Show/Event: East Coast USA Mission
Description: TBA
Date: TBA
Location: Australia
Partner Opportunity: N/A
 
Show/Event: IPW
Description: IPW is the travel industry's premier international marketplace. Historically, past IPWs have generated more than $5.5 billion in future travel by connecting U.S. travel exhibitors with travel buyers and media to promote their product and negotiate future business, securing America’s position as a foremost global travel destination and showcasing the best of what the U.S. has to offer.
Date: May 20-24, 2023
Location: San Antonio, TX
Partner Opportunity: TBA, partners pay registration fee.
 
Show/Event: TAP Dance
Description: TAP Dance is one of the most hands-on conferences in travel, designed to expand business during a three-day conference with TAP's North American Tour Operators.
Date: June 11-13, 2023
Location: Rochester, NY
Partner Opportunity:  N/A
 
Show/Event: Discover New England UK Sales Mission
Description: Join Discover New England on a UK Sales Mission in X, UK. This sales mission provides an opportunity to train and network with key contacts in the UK Market.
Date: June 14-24,2023?
Location: London, UK
Partner Opportunity: TBA
 
Show/Event: Visit USA UK Summer Affair
Description: This is a key event in the travel industry calendar and is a sought-after invitation providing an opportunity to network with over 250 members of the UK travel trade and media.
Date: July 5, 2023
Location: London, UK
Partner Opportunity: Cost: $1,250/partner. Minimum of 3 partners required to participate in this event.
 
Show/Event: Brand USA Travel Week UK & Europe
Description: U.S. exhibitors and U.K. and European buyers will participate in 1:1 “matchmade” appointments and attend a compelling enrichment series, networking sessions, and evening events. Hosted U.K. and European buyers will be recruited from countries across Europe, including and not limited to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden), Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Date: October 16-19, 2023
Location: London, England   
Partner Opportunity: N/A
 
Show/Event: OMCA
Description:  Ontario Motorcoach Association’s Marketplace is an intimate event that provides group-tourism related companies a chance to connect, network, learn, and secure future group bookings. Tour Operators meet 1:1 with tourism suppliers for three days* of 8-minute appointments for a speedy update on products and services available to their upcoming groups.
Date: October 16-19, 2023
Location: Toronto, ON
Partner Opportunity: N/A
 
Show/Event: Tourism Expo Japan (pending)
Description: Considered one of the world’s leading tourism events, Tourism Expo Japan is an opportunity for the travel trade industry and other tourism stakeholders to come together and discuss promoting overseas, domestic and inbound travel as well as various other topics and business discussions. 
Date: October 26-29, 2023
Location: Osaka, Japan  
Partner Opportunity: Please contact [email protected] for more information.
 
Show/Event: Bienvenue Quebec
Description: A must-attend bilingual event for the Quebec tourism industry, group and individuals to meet with suppliers 1:1
Date: October 30-Nov 1,2023
Location: Trois-Rivières, Authentic Québec
Partner Opportunity: N/A
 
Show/Event: French Sales Mission
Description: Join DTTD on a French Sales Mission in Paris and Leon, France. This sales mission provides an opportunity to train and network with key contacts in the French Market.
Date: TBA – November
Location: France
Partner Opportunity: N/A
 
Show/Event: NTA Travel Exchange
Description: The National Tour Association’s annual conference features buyers of all types and specialties who meet with tour suppliers, DMOs, and tour directors and guides to build partnerships, collaborations, and creative itineraries.
Date: November 12-15, 2023
Location: Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana
Partner Opportunity: N/A