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An In-depth Look at THETRADESHOW

Maximize your sales potential and gain the knowledge and expertise to make your travel business more profitable. As the #1 travel trade show in North America, THETRADESHOW connects sellers of travel with destinations and travel related companies to establish new business relationships. Featuring over fifty educational sessions focused on the topics that matter to today’s travel agents, and an exhibit hall with hundreds of destinations and travel suppliers, THETRADESHOW is the travel industry’s can’t miss event. Registration rates increase July 31st, so sign up now at www.tthetradeshow.org.

An Educational Powerhouse

As the leader in delivering quality education to the travel industry, THETRADESHOW is excited to announce our comprehensive educational line-up for 2010 featuring over 50 seminars and a NEW virtual e-Learning Center. To help you stay on the cutting edge of the travel business, THETRADESHOW’s seminars are designed to keep you informed of emerging trends, today’s best practices, and capitalization techniques to increase your sales.
Take advantage of in-depth seminars on:

Technology and Social Media – The Proven Strategies
Sales and Marketing – Which Techniques Work Best
Cruise – Selling More of this Profitable Market
Home-Based – HB Entrepreneurs Workshops
Niche – The Highest ROI

The new e-Learning Center is an online host to webinar-style (voice and PowerPoint synced) recordings of all educational seminars offered at THETRADESHOW. For a year after the show, attendees who purchase the Best Value Package or the Virtual Only Package will have access to all of the educational content – including handouts and other materials associated with the seminars – so you will be able to review any educational session that you found to be especially helpful and access session that you may not have been able to attend in person.

Expand Your Portfolio of Contacts

Assemble a diverse, dynamic group of travel suppliers and destinations that will give you new, profitable business options to have at your fingertips when the deal is on the line. Use the online appointment scheduling tool to meet with the hundreds of exhibitors who are showcasing their destinations, products, and services. Set up meetings through the Attendee Service Center to make sure that you talk to those exhibitors that you are most interested in.
The unique matchmaking tool will pair you with exhibitors who offer services you may be interested in or who specialize in the destinations that you sell the most. Scheduling business appoints in advance is a great way to maximize your experience at THETRADESHOW and ensure that you meet as many diverse suppliers as possible to customize your clients’ itineraries.

Special Events to Add Value to Your Experience

Opening Event

Join us for the official kick-off of THETRADESHOW 2010 at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. The Latin-inspired eatery and nightclub is located in Pointe Orlando, a dinging and entertainment complex that is walking distance form the Orange County Convention Center. Come celebrate a fun-filled evening with your colleagues and discover the new Orlando.

YP Rocks!

Rock the night away with the industry’s young travel professionals at YP Rocks, the hottest event at THETRADESHOW. Enjoy a complimentary* open bar while networking with your industry peers.
*Free for Young Professionals age 40 and under, $20 cover charge for all others. Must be 21 and over to attend. THETRADESHOW badge and valid photo ID (drivers license or passport) required for admission.

Retail Travel Leadership Summit

The travel and tourism industry is vital to our nation’s economy. It’s crucial for member of the travel industry to have an open forum for senior level executives to discuss important industry topics with each other. The Retail Travel Leadership Summit is an innovative forum for high-level debate and discussion on pressing travel industry issues. Retail Travel Leadership Summit registration is complimentary if you purchase the Best Value Package by June 25.

7th Annual Advocacy Dinner

ASTA’s Advocacy Dinner celebrates ASTA’s influence in shaping the policies affecting the retail travel business. It is a chance for ASTA to spotlight its role in the legislative process and for attendees to socialize and network with like-minded travel professionals. Purchase your ticket when you register online or contact Jennifer Rooney at jrooney@asta.org.

The Travel Bloggers Show

The first travel industry conference for travel bloggers is being held in Orlando on September 11-12 in conjunction with THETRADESHOW. The 2-day event will bring together travel bloggers from across the world to network and learn from one another, and will feature travel expert Chris Elliott. Participants will have the chance to experience some of Orlando’s most popular attractions as well as learn new skills at a dynamic series of targeted educational seminars and panels.

Register Today at www.THETRADESHOW.org

Register now for the popular new  Best Value Package and maximize your experience at THETRADESHOW. The Best Value Package includes:

*Badge to attend THETRADESHOW, including networking and education sessions
*Unlimited access to the e-Learning Center, which will feature webinar style recordings of all 50+ educational sessions at THETRADESHOW
*Retail Travel Leadership Summit registration (before June 25th)
*Orlando VIP Perks package – includes discounts to area attractions and restaurants

Can’t make it to Orlando? Register now for the Virtual Package, which gives you unlimited access to all the educational seminars via the new e-Learning Center.

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