Travel Show & Marketing Plan

North Dakota Group Travel Shows and Conferences

January 2014

American Bus Association: ABA is a national organization which is membership driven. The membership benefits and marketplace information can be found at http://www.buses.org/.

ABA Marketplace, January 9-15, Nashville, Tenn.

http://www.buses.org/Marketplace-2014

http://www.buses.org/Marketplace-2014/Marketplace-Overview

February 2014

National Tour Association (NTA) and United Motorcoach Association (UMA): NTA and UMA will hold a combined conference in 2014. NTA is a national organization and membership driven.

February 16-20, Los Angeles, Calif.

http://businessbuilder.ntaonline.com/convention/Home.aspx

March 2014

Heartland Travel Showcase: Largest regional marketplace for group tour professionals. Exhibit and have meetings with group tour professionals.

March 7-9, 2014, Toledo, Ohio

http://www.heartlandtravelshowcase.com/ 

Heritage Club International: This membership-based organization is geared for bank club directors, bank club leaders and suppliers. RFPs are out for the 2014/2015 – Held the second or third week of March.

http://heritageclubs.com/Home_Page.php

Bank Travel Conference, March 30-April 1, Huntsville, Ala.

http://www.banktravel.com/registration

April 2014

North Dakota Travel Industry Conference, April 28-30, Fargo

June 2014

Travel Alliance Partners LLC: Thirty-two tour operators have joined together to promote and market each partners tours. You will need to be invited by a tour operator to attend the TAPDance 2014 conference, which is usually held the first week of June.

http://www.thetapdance.com/

September 2014

Norsk Hostfest Scandinavian Festival, Minot, N.D.