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Connect Travel Events

Active America China
China is the fastest growing inbound tourism market to North America and Active America China is the only show in North America 100% dedicated to building inbound Chinese tourism. Tour operators who attended Active America China were from companies that were responsible for over 40% of all tourism to North America.

Active America-China Receptive Edition (AACRE)
An annual product development show that brings together Chinese Receptive Tour operators with invited suppliers and destintions to develop new tour opportunities.

Connect THRIVE Summit
Connect THRIVE Summit is focused on community development through LGBTQ travel, sports, and entertainment. This one-of-a-kind marketing summit features dynamic general sessions and networking events alongside a series of pre-scheduled, one-on-one connections between destinations, resorts, hotels, attractions, domestic and international tour operators and travel agents, sports rights holders, media, marketers and brands.

Connect TOUR
Connect Tour is the premier hosted-buyer event that brings together the most active tour operators, suppliers and experts in domestic tour and travel for preset appointments, keynote general sessions, planner/supplier roundtables and quality networking.

Connect Travel Marketplace
Connect Travel Marketplace is the can’t-miss international travel show where North American Suppliers will meet with international tour operators during pre-scheduled one-on-one Marketplace appointments.

Connect Marketing Leadership Summit
Marketing Leadership Summit  features a robust educational program focusing on the trends and technologies that will transform tourism marketing in the next three to five years along with pre-scheduled, one-on-one Marketplace appointments between North American suppliers and marketers.

eTourism Summit
Join fellow destinations and suppliers at the 20th anniversary of eTS to get up to the minute examples of the latest applications, practices and innovations in digital media.

RTO Summit West/East/South
A marketplace and conference bringing together Receptive tour operators with destinations and suppliers.

TravelAbility Summit.  A business to business event that will bring together destinations, airports, attractions, travel providers with accessible product innovators with the purpose of spurring further ideas and products that will make travel easier for those with physical, behavioral and cognitive disabilities. Our goal: making destinations accessible to everyone.

Travel Planning Website & Publication


The only travel site designed to be used by international, domestic and receptive tour operators, travel media, and travel agents researching new ideas for products.TourOperatorLand is an annual tour planning directory and print companion piece to TheTourOperator.com distributed to all Pow Wow attendees and mailed to qualified domestic and inbound receptive tour operators.

Travel E-Newsletters

The Inbound Report, (Established 1996), a weekly online newsletter covering news, trends, and research on the leading inbound tourism markets. 
Target audience:
 North American-based destinations, suppliers and receptive tour operators. 

The Travel Vertical (free to subscribers). Weekly stories, case studies, news, jobs, reports, guest posts and interviews curated exclusively for digital tourism marketers. Targeted audience of city, state, regional, national DMOs, plus attractions and agency partners — creative, advertising, media buying, research, data, analytics, and more.