Missouri Group Travel Exchange
May 6 – 8, 2019 | Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Make plans to join your colleagues, and be a part of Missouri Group Travel Exchange, May 6 – 8 , 2019 at Lodge of the Four Seasons Golf Resort, Marina, and Spa at Lake Ozark, MO. The Exchange will bring group travel planners and tourism representatives together for a networking, educational and business exchange conference.
Discover new tourism destinations, reinforce existing relationships, and gain insight from fellow group travel planners and the tourism industry. The Exchange will consist of a two Round Robin/Speed Dating style sessions consisting of 6-minute appointments on May 7 & 8 allowing Planners to meet one-on-one with tourism industry representatives.
Travel Planners will participate in both Exchange sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to get updates and new ideas from tour suppliers.
Any professional group travel planner wishing 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 Marketplace Exchange appointments.
Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019
Optional Planner Pre-FAM
Check back in February of 2019 for more information.
Monday, May 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Travel Planner Registration
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Planner Workshop/Seminar
5:00 p.m. Planner Dinner and Entertainment
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Planner Roundtable Discussions
9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Optional City Tour and Lunch for Planners ONLY
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Appointment Exchange #1 (Planners are seated and will meet one-on-one with suppliers)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception and Visiting Sponsor Booths
7:15 p.m. All Delegates Dinner
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. All Delegates Breakfast
9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointment Exchange #2 (Planners are seated and will meet one-on-one with suppliers)
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. All Delegates Closing Luncheon and Door Prizes
Group Travel Planners
Online registration for Travel Planners is now open. The fee for registration is $125 per registered planner delegate. Registration fee includes up to a two-night stay at The Lodge of Four Seasons and all meals which are part of the program. A special room rate of $105.00 plus tax will be offered to planners wishing to arrive early or stay after the conference. (Based on availability.) Travel costs to and from Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri are the responsibility of the delegate.
Travel Industry Suppliers
Do you have questions or want to know more? Check our Frequently Asked Questions or download the MO Group Travel Exchange Supplier brochure.
Registration fees for Suppliers
$295 for Missouri Travel Council members. Delegates must maintain Missouri Travel Council membership in 2019 to qualify for this special member rate.
$435 for Non-Members.
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. Click here to download the profile form.
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Lodge of Four Seasons for conference delegates. Traditional rooms are $115 plus tax for single or double occupancy. A limited number of Main Lodge Guaranteed Location (Two beds for Suppliers/Hoteliers) are available for $135 plus tax based on single or double occupancy. You may make room reservations by identifying yourself as a supplier attending the 2019 Missouri Group Travel Exchange by calling the Reservations Department at (888) 265-5500. Cut off date for reservations is April 4, 2019, or until the block is full. Suppliers are encouraged to make their reservations early.
Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?
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. A MO Group Travel Exchange Sponsor Information flier and agreement is available for download.
Mo Group Travel Gives Back
The 2019 Missouri Group Travel Exchange conference will include MO Group Gives Back as a part of the program. MO Group Gives Back is designed to help a worthy but in-need organization in our host community. Additional information as to the 2019 recipient and the suggested wish lists will be posted in early spring of 2019.