Travel Show & Marketing Plan

North Dakota Group Travel Shows and Conferences

January 2017

American Bus Association: ABA is a membership-driven national organization. Membership benefits and Marketplace information can be found at

ABA Marketplace, January 14-17, Cleveland, Ohio

February 2017

National Tour Association: NTA will be holding two Travel Exchange Conferences in 2017 in order to go back to the original Travel Exchange months of November/December.

NTA Travel Exchange, February 26-March 2, St. Louis, Mo.

March 2017

Heartland Travel Showcase, March 3-5, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.: Large regional marketplace for group tour professionals. Exhibit and prescheduled appointments with group tour professionals.

April 2017

Circle Wisconsin Midwest Marketplace, April 2-4, Green Bay, Wis.: Bringing regional tour operators, group travel professionals and travel industry leaders together to develop and network and create travel to our destinations. Registration opens in September, 2016.

North Dakota Travel Industry Conference, April 16-18, Bismarck, N.D.:  This is a must-attend event for North Dakota’s tourism marketers, entrepreneurs and developers, meeting and event planners.

June 2017

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 attendthe  TAPDance 2014 conference June 4-7, in Phoenix Ariz.

December 2017

NTA Marketplace, Dec. 14-18, San Antonio, TX