Missouri Group Travel Exchange

Missouri Group Travel Exchange

Our 2020 Event Has Been CANCELLED

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

recommending the cancellation of events with 50 or more people,

Missouri Travel Alliance has made the difficult decision

to cancel our 2020 Missouri Group Travel Exchange event.

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Missouri Travel Alliance’s Missouri Group Travel Exchange brings group travel planners and tourism representatives together for a networking, educational and business exchange conference.

The event provides for the discovery of new tourism destinations, the reinforcement of existing relationships, and the ability to gain great insight from fellow group travel planners and the tourism industry.

The Exchange consists of two round robin/speed dating style sessions consisting of 6-minute appointments allowing planners to meet one-on-one with tourism industry representatives. Group travel planners participate in both sessions.

Any group travel planner wanting to learn more about planning and executing group tours and exchanging ideas can apply. All delegates must be engaged in a tour planning or decision making position within their organization. Delegates are expected to participate in the entire conference including taking their own individual set of appointments.


SCHEDULE


DAY 1

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. :   Group Travel Planners Registration
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. :  Group Travel Planners Workshop / Seminar
5:00 p.m. :  Group Travel Planners ONLY Dinner and Entertainment

DAY 2
7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.:  Group Travel Planners and Tourism Industry Suppliers Registration
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. :  Group Travel Planners ONLY Roundtable Discussions
9:45 a.m. – 1:55 p.m.:  City Tour and Lunch for Group Travel Planners ONLY
1:00 p.m.: Tourism Industry Suppliers Orientation Session
2:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. : Missouri Group Travel Exchange Session #1 Appointments
(Group travel planners are seated & will meet one-on-one with tourism industry suppliers)
5:00 p.m.: Tourism Industry Suppliers Orientation Session (Repeat of 1:00 p.m. session)
5:40 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.:  Networking Reception and Sponsor Booths
6:45 p.m.:  All Group Travel Planners and Tourism Industry Suppliers Dinner

DAY 3
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. : All Group Travel Planners and Tourism Industry Suppliers Breakfast
9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.:  Missouri Group Travel Exchange Session #2 Appointments
(Group travel planners are seated & will meet one-on-one with tourism industry suppliers)
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.:  All Group Travel Planners and Tourism Industry Suppliers Closing Luncheon and Door Prizes

Group Travel Planners

The registration fee is only $125 per registered group travel planner delegate.  This registration fee includes two-nights lodging and all meals which are a part of the exchange.  A special room rate will be offered to planners wishing to arrive early or stay after the conference (based on availability). Travel costs to and from the conference are the responsibility of the delegate. Please note that ALL room reservations for Group Travel Planners will be booked by Missouri Travel Alliance per each planner’s specified travel plans. 

Tourism Industry Suppliers

The registration fee is only $295 per registered tourism industry supplier delegate.  Delegates must maintain Missouri Travel Alliance membership in 2020 to qualify for this special member rate.  The cost of registration for non-Missouri Travel Alliance members is $435.  To allow all suppliers ample networking time, there are no guest or associate registrations available for tourism industry suppliers.

Can’t attend?  For $95, your 8.5 x 11 single page, 2-sided, 3-hole punched profile sheet can be included in the group planners portfolio.

Lodging Information

Sponsorship

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Not sure what sponsorship level is right for your organization? We can customize a sponsorship to align with your brand goals.  

MO Group Travel Gives Back

Missouri Group Travel Exchange also includes MO Group Travel Gives Back as a part of the event. MO Group Travel Gives Back is designed to help a worthy but in-need organization in our host community.