2018

January

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.

https://www.buses.org/events/event/marketplace-2018/about2

Jan/Feb Tour Colorado Member Meeting, Date & Location to be announced in Glenwood Springs area

March

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.

Meet face-to-face with over 150,000 pre-qualified travelers already in the buying process. As the premier marketing outlet in the travel industry, this is a opportunity to connect with ready-to-buy travelers who are coming to the Denver show to meet YOU. You have a chance to exhibit. The Colorado Vacation Pavilion will be located in center of the show floor giving Colorado exhibiters very high visibility. Only 10 destinations or vacation suppliers may exhibit in the Pavilion, the Pavilion participation fee is only $1,500. Tour Colorado is managing Colorado Vacation Showcase Pavilion this year. To Reserve a space in the Pavilion or for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-946-4614.

https://travelshows.com/shows/denver/

April

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.

http://ntaonline.com/contact/

April/May Tour Colorado Member Meeting, Date & Location to be announced in Denver area

June

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.

https://www.tapintotravel.com

July/August Tour Colorado Member Meeting, THURSDAY, August 23

HOSTED BY BAR D CHUCKWAGON, "Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper"
8080 COUNTY ROAD 250, DURANGO
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• 4:30 - 5:00 PM TOUR COLORADO MEETING IN THE BAR D CHUCKWAGON OL' COWBOY CHAPEL. OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS, FREE
• 5:15 - 6:30 PM EDUCATION SESSION OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS. FREE

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