NTO Summit to be held at THETRADESHOW


Alexandria, VA – Officials from the world’s leading National Tourist Offices will have the opportunity at THE TRADESHOW (September 7-9, Orlando) to network and learn from one another at the third annual NTO Summit (September 8 from 3:15 pm-4:45 pm). Open to all destinations, the forum will provide a venue for NTO representatives to meet and discuss issues relevant to their specific industry niche.

“This event provides the ideal environment in which NTOs can talk about best practices in marketing their respective destinations and myriad other subjects that are essential to the promotion of global tourism,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the Travel Industry Association, a THE TRADESHOW partner. “It’s a prime opportunity for sharing information and experiences relevant to marketing destinations to the global consumer, as well as providing an open forum for tourism leaders to outline common goals and establish ways to work together for the benefit of the entire industry.”

This year’s format will feature presentations followed by an open discussion and examine such topics as:

· How to promote destinations with the weakening of the US dollar and current fuel pricing;

· How to work with on-line technology to ensure your destination is positioned correctly;

· How to attract the best journalists for media coverage of your destination;

· Is the retail travel agent still the best distribution channel

To reserve a spot at the NTO Summit, please contact Robin Costanza at rcostanza@thetradeshow.org . To learn more about THE TRADESHOW or for a detailed schedule of all events, please visit THETRADESHOW.org .

THE TRADESHOW is created and supported by the travel industry’s leading organizations, including: ACTA, Adventures In Travel Expo, America’s Vacation Center, AirTran, ASTA, ATA, Canadian Travel Press, CLIA, Destination UK Ltd, ETOA, eTurbo News, IGLTA, International Institute for Peace Through Tourism, JAXFAX , ONLY Vegas, MailPound, NACTA, NBTA, NTA, ORLANDO, Recommend, SATH, TourismCares, Travel Age West, Travel Channel, The Travel Institute, TIA, TPOC, Travel Trade, TRAVEL WEEKLY, Turisver Trade Tourism Magazine, USA Today, USTOA, Vacation.com and World Religious Travel Association. Official media partners are: Agent@Home, vacationagent and ModernAgent.

THE TRADESHOW (Travel Retailing and Destination Expo) is a 3-day, in-depth networking and educational event. Global and inclusive, THE TRADESHOW unites under one roof travel suppliers and buyers from all over the world, representing every segment of the travel and tourism industry. It is the trade show event for travel decision makers. For more information on THE TRADE SHOW, please call 1.866.870.9333, visit THE TRADESHOW .org or e-mail pr@thetradeshow.org