Travel Exchange Adds Plenty of ‘New’ to Proven Convention



NTA’s Travel Exchange this January in Orlando is the association’s 62nd convention, but the annual event isn’t showing its age – only its reliable record.

In new business alone, attendees at last year’s NTA convention in Las Vegas booked  $79 million. On average, tour operators booked more than $58,000 in new business while tour suppliers averaged close to $45,000 in new bookings and DMOs averaged just under $40,000 in new bookings.

This year NTA will host some 600 new buyers to the floor as the company partners with the United Motorcoach Association to create Travel Exchange to be held January 20-24 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Travel Exchange combines past NTA and UMA events, including  spot-on education and memorable networking events. The convergence of two associations produces a growth in sheer numbers of buyers and sellers as well as a productive synergy among travel professionals.

Travel Exchange will host three forums focused on growing travel segments:

  • The Faith Leaders Forum will be a lively exchange of market-specific strategies, insights, trends and opportunities.
  • The Hispanics in Travel Caucus will explore how to serve a growing market through product development and education.
  • The Family Travel and Adventure Tourism Leaders Forum will connect innovators and colleagues in two of the industry’s top growth markets.

Travel Exchange, www.ntaonline.com