Saturday, February 8, 2020
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Join like-minded travel professionals in your area for a valuable networking and educational event experience on day one of the Chicago 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)
Any Questions? Please Contact:
Director of Trade & Industry Programs
Phone: (203) 878-2577 x120
2020 FAM-TAS PRELIMINARY AGENDA
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Welcome Breakfast & Presentation with Taiwan Tourism
It’s Time for Taiwan!
Taiwan’s culture is fine and diverse. At each corner, one can find some unique stories and local sentiments to enjoy. The beautiful island has many off-the-beaten-track destinations. Attendees will learn comprehensive information about Taiwan and the gourmet experiences, heritage & culture, adventure, markets, festivals available. Taiwan Tourism Bureau will provide brochures, travel kit packages, giveaways and gift boxes during the presentation.
Speakers: Claire Wen, Director, Taiwan Tourism Bureau New York Office
Tiffany Ou, Marketing Manager, Taiwan Tourism Bureau New York Office
Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Booth #1709
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Show Floor Access
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
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Show Floor Access
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch & Presentation with Switzerland Tourism
Why Fall #inLOVEwithSWITZERLAND
Switzerland is in high demand! With a record high of travelers from the U.S. and an increase of over 10%, it is time to be ready to sell Switzerland like a pro. Switzerland Tourism will be taking you on a journey along the highlights of Switzerland and will emphasize great reasons why to fall in love with Switzerland. Learn more about Switzerland’s most popular scenic trains, the charming Swiss cities, the breathtaking mountain excursions and many outdoor adventure sports, from hiking, biking, skiing and much more. Switzerland Tourism will provide valuable tools to help you to sell Switzerland.
Speaker: Florin Eggenberger, Project Manager Trade & Marketing North America, Switzerland Tourism
Switzerland Tourism, Booth #1815
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Show Floor Access
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Travel Industry Trends & Insights: Destination Weddings, Honeymoons and Romance Travel
Discover the latest trends in romance travel and hear valuable information that will help you sell this lucrative travel segment.
Moderator: Lisa Sheldon, President, Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Specialists Association (DWHSA)
Panelists: Katy Cannizzaro, Strategic Account Manager, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Maria Triantos, Business Development Manager, Central Region, Celestyal Cruise Line
Tamara Olton, Global Purpose Specialist, Midwest Region, G Adventures
Jeni Chaffer, President, Journeys Travel Inc.
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break with MSC Cruises
Discover the New MSC
Speaker: Denise Reichwein Lees, Director of Sales USA, MSC Cruises
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.
Tucan Travel – Patagonia Highlights
Trip for 2, valued at $4,100 USD. Every nature lovers dream! This 10-day tour will take you to gushing waterfalls, jagged snow-capped mountains and massive ancient glaciers. Enormous in scale, vast and baron, Patagonia will WOW you with its impressive unspoiled emptiness.
Florida Keys & Key West
Florida Keys & Key West Calendar (Images by local photographers)
Boreal River Adventures
$50 REI Gift Card
Land vacation package includes 2 nights hotel, food/beverage and activity (Southern or Northern Nevada)
Cape Town – 2 night/3 Day Stay for two. Valid 01 March 2020 – 31 March 2021 (based on availability at time of request)
Arrival Private transfer from airport to hotel in Cape Town and surrounds, and return private transfer to Cape Town airport for departure flight (excl porterage + tipping)
Queen Victoria Hotel, 2 night / 3 Day stay including breakfast daily and one dinner at Dash Restaurant
Half Day City and Table Mountain Tour (sic) – subject to min 2 pax already booked. Excl Table Mountain ticket and subject to weather conditions. Table Mountain closes for annual maintenance in Jul/Aug dates TBA.
Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour (sic) – subject to min 2 pax already booked. Incl Cape Point and Kirstenbosch entrance fees
Taxes, VAT and Safariline documentation.