Travel Advisors

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Hynes Convention Center

Join like-minded travel professionals in your area for a valuable networking and educational event experience on day one of the Boston Travel & Adventure Show! This is your opportunity to interact with leading global destinations and suppliers through a dynamic itinerary of special interest sessions and show floor activities created to maximize your time at the event.

The FAM TAS Program Includes:

  • Access to Educational Sessions led by leading experts and top destination representatives
  • Celebrity Travel Expert Meet + Greet
  • Exciting Passport Program with chance to win FAM Trip Giveaways and prizes
  • Access to the Exhibition Saturday and Sunday to meet with suppliers, attend sessions, see cultural performances and more!
(Please Note, Program details are subject to change. Please check back for updates)

Hynes Convention Center
2020 Show Dates/Hours:

Saturday, January 11: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday, January 12: 11:00am-4:00pm

Complimentary Admission OR
FAM-TAS PROGRAM
for Travel Advisors

Any Questions? Please Contact:
Crissy Cotto-Anderson
Director of Trade & Industry Programs
Email: ccanderson@travelshows.com
Phone: (203) 878-2577 x120
2020 FAM-TAS PRELIMINARY AGENDA

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Welcome Breakfast & Presentation with Holland America Line

The Best of Alaska & The Yukon with Holland America Line
Join Cathy Kusuma for an engaging presentation to learn why Holland America Line was named Best in Alaska by Cruise Critic and AFAR Magazine in 2019. Our deep history and roots in the Great Land mean your clients will discover the iconic and authentic Alaska of their dreams. Gain insider tips from the experts about why We are Alaska. PLUS, attendees will have a chance to win prizes. You won’t want to miss this! 
Speaker: Cathy Kusuma, Director of Field Sales, Eastern Division, Holland America Line 
Holland America Line, Booth #325

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Visit Show Floor

10:30 am – 11:15 am

Travel Industry Trends & Insights: Family Travel

Achieve Success in Family Travel Sales 
The goal of the session is to provide agents with the necessary insights and information to grow their business and achieve success in family travel sales. We want travel agents to confidently deliver family vacation experiences that exceed client expectations at every life stage.
Speakers: Rainer Jenss, President & Founder, Family Travel Association
Sally Black, Owner, Vacation Kids
Rainer Jenss, President & Founder, Family Travel Association
Rainer Jenss brings a wealth of experience and expertise as President and Founder of the Family Travel Association. Before putting his professional expertise and personal passion to the ultimate test by traveling around the world for a year with his wife and two young children in 2009, Rainer Jenss was a Vice President and thirteen-year veteran of the National Geographic Society. As Publisher of National Geographic Kids from 2002-2008, Jenss helped transform the publication into the most widely read consumer magazine for children throughout the world. Prior to National Geographic, Rainer worked for CNN International and Business Traveler International.
Sally Black, Founder, Vacationkids.com and Author
Sally is the Founder of Vacationkids.com Travel Agency and author of the book “Fearless Family Vacations”. She is also the Director of Travel Agent Initiatives and Training at The Family Travel Association.

11:15 am – 3:00 pm

Visit Show Floor

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Refreshments & Presentation with Tourist Office of Spain

A Different Spain 
Hear about off the beaten track experiences for your clients – from riding horses among the dunes to gourmet experiences. Spain has many hidden charms! 
Presenter: Jose Manuel de Juan, Tourist Office of Spain, New York Office
Mr. de Juan started his career in Turespaña, the Tourism Board of Spain –the governing body of the 33 Tourist Offices of Spain around the world– in 1995, where he has served in numerous positions throughout the years. He has been the Director of the Offices in Oslo, Miami, Dublin and Toronto. His latest post before taking over the New York office was Managing Director of Turespaña, headquartered in Madrid. 
Booth#1017

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Meet & Greet with Pauline Frommer & Passport Program Winners Announced

FOR FAM-TAS REGISTERED AGENTS ONLY
Enjoy access to an exciting passport program featuring a select group of leading destinations and suppliers who are eager to connect with you on the show floor!
Stop by all passport stations to get your FAM-TAS Program Passport stamped for your chance to win a Trip Giveaway.
Florida Keys & Key West
Florida Keys & Key West Calendar (Images by local photographers)
Boreal River Adventures
$50 REI Gift Card
Holland America Line
4-Day Pacific Coastal Cruise on April 28, 2020 
Ship: Koningsdam 
San Diego, CA to Vancouver, BC
Bahamas
Two Hotel stay giveaways: 
Melia Nassau Beach  
Comfort Suites Paradise Island
Carpe Mundo Adventure
Hiking Tour to Iceland or Switzerland for one person. The recipient can upgrade the tour to one of the more deluxe trips for a supplemental fee.

Holland America
Booth #325