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THETRADESHOW

THETRADESHOW

Advance your career in travel with targeted education and training!

Make a point of being in Orlando, FL on September 12-14, 2010 to 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 (www.thetradeshow.org) connects travel agents with destinations and travel related companies to establish new business partnerships.

Unbeatable education and value for retail travel sellers

Offering more education sessions than any other North American travel trade show, THETRADESHOW promises to bring you the best training, contacts and education to advance your career in travel. The unparalleled educational program plus virtual e-Learning Center, features over 50 sessions, focusing on technology, social media, home-based, sales & marketing, business building and cruise.

To map out your 3-days of comprehensive education and training to enrich your career, please check out these exciting supplement events taking place during THETRADESHOW:

Retail Travel Leadership Summit – September 13

The travel and tourism industry is vital to our nation’s economy. This event provides the crucial platform members of the travel industry need to have an open forum for senior level executives to discuss and debate important industry topics and innovative solutions with each other.  (separate fee/registration to attend)

  • SuperSizing: Does Cross Selling Enrich Your Business or Cost You?
  • What’s the Best Model: Employees or Independent Contractors (IC)?
  • The Great Debate: Airline Unbundling’s Impact on the Future of Travel Distribution – Where is the all heading?

The Travel Blogger Show – September 12

New to the education line-up, THETRADESHOW is pleased to welcome travel bloggers from across the world to network and learn from one another. Participants will have the chance to experience some of Orlando’s most popular attractions as well as learn new skills thanks to a dynamic series of targeted educational seminars and panels.

  • A Top Travel Blogger Shares How He Does It, Presented by Chris Elliott
  • Working with travel marketers and P.R. agencies, Presented by Edward Hasbrouck
  • One Subject, One Blog: Do’s and Don’ts for Niche Blogging, Panelists include Matt Kepnes, Janice Waugh, Jeanine Barone, Beth Whitman; Kim Mance will be moderating

International Travel Agent Summit – September 12

Offers international conference registrants the opportunity to introduce their company, establish global business contacts and participate in a lively discussion of important industry issues.  Summit guests will also see a preview of THETRADESHOW educational seminars and events to help them get the most value out of their conference experience. Please RSVP to Rebecca Simonelli at rsimonelli@asta.org to secure your spot in this important networking event.

National Tourism Organizations (NTO) – September 13

The NTO Summit is a forum for NTOs to meet and discuss issues that directly affect their niche of the travel industry.

  • How to work with travel bloggers– Presented by Ed Hasbrouck, “Practical Nomad” blog
  • Case Study on Destination Crisis Management
  • Open Forum and Discussion Led by Richard Earls, TRO and Kevin Wright, WRTA (Send in your questions NOW to astanco@thetradeshow.org)

Please RSVP to Alexa Stanco at astanco@asta.org to secure your spot in this important networking event.

Experiential Training
Take a seat at one of over 50 computers in Sabre’s Technology Pavilion, which provides a hands-on way to learn the newest technology as the experts guide you through each step.

Orlando Area Hotel Inspections

The city of Orlando has to offer! Discover the best hotel options for clients by taking advantage of exclusive hotel inspections sponsored by THETRADESHOW.  Limited space available on a first-come, first served basis.  Register now to attend.  Properties include:

  • Hilton Orlando
  • Rosen Plaza Hotel
  • The Peabody Orlando

Network and Add Value to Your Experience

THETRADESHOW assembles a diverse, dynamic group of travel suppliers and destinations that will be worthy allies for future business deals.  Interact face to face over 3days with your industry peers:

  • Online Match-making appointment system an excellent resource to meet with the hundreds of exhibitors who are showcasing their destinations, products, and services. 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. Set up your meetings through the Attendee Service Center right now.
  • Come to the Opening Event and celebrate a fun-filled evening with your colleagues and celebrate the kick off of THETRADESHOW 2010 at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. The Latin-inspired eatery and nightclub is located in Pointe Orlando, a dining and entertainment complex that is walking distance from the Orange County Convention Center.
  • YP Rocks spend the night 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.)
  • 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.
Bonus:  Complimentary tickets to Orlando’s theme parks
Including Universal Studios Florida, Universals Islands of Adventure, Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica.
Can’t make it to Orlando?
You can still take advantage of the 50+ educational sessions offered at THETRADESHOW with the virtual e-Learning Center. This gives you post-show home or office accessibility to all the sessions taught in Orlando in webinar format.  Register for the e-Learning Center only online at www.thetradeshow.org.

THETRADESHOW is not only the travel industry can’t miss event but the #1 place for advanced training, education & networking. Register now at www.thetradeshow.org.

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