Belize se představila na Trade v Las Vegas
Belize byla zastoupena na THETRADESHOW (Travel Retailing and Destination Expo) v Las Vegas
od 13. do 15.září v Las Vegaském Convention Centru. THETRADESHOW je 3-denní důkladná síťová a vzdělávací událost.
Global and inclusive,
THETRADESHOW unites under one roof travel suppliers and buyers from all over the
world, representing every segment of the travel and tourism industry.
This year, THETRADESHOW offered more incentives than ever for qualified agents
to attend North America’s largest retail travel event. The newest incentive –
the Hosted Buyer Program, - offered agents the opportunity to actually be hosted
by a THETRADESHOW partner. Launching a hosted buyer program positioned
THETRADESHOW as one of the elite trade shows for travel agents and suppliers.
This program is just one of the ways THETRADESHOW ensured exhibiting partners
that attending agents are serious, qualified agents with whom they want to do
business. The agents who were selected to be part of the program, had
appointment schedules to meet with certain exhibitors at the show, as well
attend many of the more than 45 seminars offered over the three-day event.
Marketing Director of the Belize Tourism Board, Shakira Tsai and Marketing Officer, Shyvonne Leslie, met with agents from Cruise & Vacations, Thomas Hogan Travel, Travel Consulting Marketing, SailAway Cruises & Tours, Travel Leaders, Expedia, Inc., International accents and Unique Vacations by Caren. In addition to the show, they had the opportunity to network and learn from other officials from the world’s leading National Tourism Offices (NTO) at the fourth annual NTO Summit. Open to all destinations, the forum provided a venue for NTO representatives to meet and discuss issues relevant to their specific industry niche. Featured presentations at the summit included Marketing the value of your destination in today’s economy and Capitalizing on profitable niche markets – what works in specialized segments. Speakers included publisher of Travel Research Online and the content director for ProMedia.travel.
“The Travel Retailing and Destinations Expo (THETRADESHOW) is an excellent opportunity to generate more business for Belize through an open trade floor, business-to-business appointments and world class education,” comments Tourism Director, Tracy Panton. “Taking advantage of the product seminars gives Belize an edge in staying abreast of industry trends and gives us a distinctive edge over other industry professionals when it comes to the ability to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s travelers,” Panton noted.
As the only travel show created by over 16 of the travel industry’s leading organizations, THETRADESHOW is the #1 travel trade show in North America. With these global partners, THETRADESHOW has the ability to attract over 2,000 travel retailers from every segment of the travel industry including Travel Agency Owners/Managers, Independent Contractors, Home-based agents, Corporate travel professionals and more.
The Belize delegation also included representative from the Belize Hotel Association, Ms. Tanya McNab.