1/26-30 American Bus Association Marketplace Charlotte SC
Every January, ABA welcomes the travel and tourism community to the first conference of the year—the industry’s premier business event—ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace. More than 3,500 tour operators, suppliers and exhibitors come together to kick off a new year of business opportunity and growth. An active, vibrant forum of buyers and sellers where business gets done. With more than 140,000 pre-scheduled appointments and 800 pre-qualified operators, Marketplace offers a year’s worth of sales meetings in one week. Couple this with leading education seminars.
Jan/Feb Tour Colorado Member Meeting, Date & Location to be announced in Glenwood Springs area
3/24-25 Travel and Adventure Show Denver CO
The Travel and Adventure Shows are where people come to find a world of vacation options and meet some of your favorite celebrity travelers like Rick Steves, Samantha Brown and Peter Greenberg.
4/18-21 National Tour Association Contact - Charleston, SC
Contact is NTA’s exclusive buyer event: a perfect blend of business, education and fun in an intimate setting. It’s focused on in-depth education and fosters buyer-to-buyer conversation and partnerships. Contact allows tour operators, travel agents and sponsoring suppliers and DMOs to connect, create and collaborate in a three-day program.
April/May Tour Colorado Member Meeting, Date & Location to be announced in Denver area
6/4-8 Travel Alliance Partners TAPDance Atlantic City, NJ
TAPDance Conference is the once a year event held by the Travel Alliance Partners (TAP). TAP is a collaboration between approx. 30 different tour company partners throughout North America in which they can wholesale and retail each other’s tour packages and work together to sell seats into the same motor coach tour. The partnership dramatically increases the tour portfolios that the tour companies can offer to their respective clients, decreases the likelihood of tour cancellation, and saves time and resources on the product development front. The organization also collaborates to create large scale events bringing in thousands of guests.
July/August Tour Colorado Member Meeting, Date & Location to be announced in Durango/Pagosa Springs area