Reaching consumers with your business message is getting more complicated every year with the vast opportunities available through traditional media as well as social and new media. Travel agents have always been an integral part of educating and distributing your message to consumers. Two important trade shows are coming to San Diego and SDTA Members will have a unique opportunity to capitalize on its local presence.
October 18-23, 2016
The Ensemble travel agent consortia group will hold their annual conference in San Diego from October 18-23, 2016. The event brings 700+ high-end travel agents from the US & Canada to San Diego and offers them firsthand experience how great a destination this is to send their clients!
By leveraging their global presence, Ensemble delivers high volume sales to its preferred suppliers. It also enables members to offer their clients authentic experiences and exclusive benefits that inspire their passion for travel.
Opportunities are available for Attraction & Activity members to host Sightseeing Groups of these agents on Tuesday, October 18th. The SDTA is assisting in coordinating activities for approximately 100 of these agents, and hopes to have 5-6 options for them. If you are interested in showcasing your product to a group of these agents, please contact Travel Trade Director, Benjamin Eastman, at BEastman@sandiego.org by February 12th.
December 13-15, 2016 | San Diego Bayfront Hilton
Put your brand in front of more than 500 pre-qualified travel agents who are ready to book business. This incredible event is organized by the publishers of Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor, one of the most trusted publications in the industry. The trade show will offer exhibitors eight hours of one-to-one, pre-scheduled appointments as well as an open show floor for impromptu meetings. And since all the participating agents are pre-qualified, everyone who attends is there to book business, immerse themselves in education, and become a burgeoning travel specialist.
Included in the SDTA Member package:
- Exposure to 90% of the US travel agent audience via robust media reach.
- Eight hours of 10 minute, one-to-one meetings with pre-qualified agents YOU CHOOSE to meet.
- Impromptu meetings throughout the event including receptions, conference sessions, and open show floor.
- Choice of full booth or simple table top. No setup required.
- Ability to participate in any/all conference sessions at no additional charge. No sessions will conflict with one-to-one meeting time.
Book your place now and save 5% as a member of the San Diego Tourism Authority. For more information, contact Ellen Evers via email@example.com or call 646.979.4544.
If you are interested in having some of these visiting travel agents experience your product by hosting a reception or tickets, there may be partial barter opportunities to allow you access to the agents during the conference. Please contact Jill Birkett at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.