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
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.
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Meet & Greet with Pauline Frommer & Passport Program Winners Announced