Wish You Were Here
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Issue: September/October 2012
Travel Exchange Doubles The Size Of NTA's Convention



NTA
( National Tour Association) and UMA ( United Motorcoach Association) are combining their annual Convention and Expo to create a travel industry event like no other: Travel Exchange – one show that puts the full spectrum of North American travel buyers and sellers on the same floor.

“NTA and UMA members are go-getters and are always looking for more opportunities. Combining the business-building of two shows and two strong organizations is going to deliver those opportunities on a much larger scale than we could as single shows. And when you double the size, you double the opportunities for buying and selling, double the leads generation and double the networking.”



Travel Exchange brings together the:

  • Itinerary designers and tour product developers
  • Equipment manufacturers and operators
  • Destinations, hotels, restaurants and attractions that delight and serve the clients so they can buy, sell, partner up, create, brainstorm, learn from each other, swap stories, share goals and build their businesses. Tour operators will have all the components of their business in one place and tour suppliers/DMOs will have access to a whole new community of buyers.
“NTA’s show opens up such a huge door, such a huge opportunity to meet so many of our partners and make new connections all in one place within a very saturated amount of time. As a buyer, to see everyone under one roof, and to have all these opportunities to network and meet new suppliers, to meet your colleagues, to also meet your competition is huge. There are plenty of new connections that are made every single year, and some of them are connections I didn’t think were possible or hadn’t thought of or didn’t even know they existed. NTA’s show is the one that yields the most positive results for me.”
— Aniseh Dalju
Destination America

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