Chicago Travel Advisors

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Chicago Travel Advisors

Saturday, February 1, 2025 – 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
  • 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)

Donald E. Stephens
Convention Center

2025 Show Dates/Hours:

Saturday, February 1: 9:30am – 5pm
Sunday, February 2: 11am – 4pm

Floor Only Admission OR
for Travel Advisors

Any Questions?
Please Contact Your Sales Rep
by Calling: 
203-878-2577 x0

Session Schedule – Saturday, February 1st

2025 FAM-TAS AGENDA (Check Back Soon For Updated Information)

8:30 am

Registration Opens

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Welcome Breakfast & Presentation with Explore Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska: Land of the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights

Scott McCrea, President and CEO

Set deep in the Last Frontier of Alaska, Fairbanks is defined by wild places and natural phenomena that awaken the spirit and nourish the soul. With the midnight sun illuminating the landscape all hours during the summer, winter bringing a playful wonderland of white and some of the best displays in the world of the aurora borealis dancing overheard on clear, dark nights, Fairbanks is truly a place for all seasons Though the locale is remote, Fairbanks offers all the amenities you would expect of a charming city. Discover a thriving arts community, rich Alaska Native culture, our gold rush history, and a myriad of year-round activities and attractions that offer authentic Alaska experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

We will be drawing three names to participate in an all-expenses paid familiarization tour to Fairbanks in late August/early September 2024!

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch & Presentation with Alaska Land & Sea Adventures

Alaska & Anchorage By The Numbers!

Heather Ruhle, Tourism Sales Manager, Alaska Land & Sea Adventures

What drives traveler’s decisions when planning for an Alaska trip? In short, the numbers. Learn the distances (Alaska IS Big!), temperatures in all the seasons and when to go, money & how to get the best bang-for-the-buck! And lots of other facts about Alaska wildlife, culture & attractions that will help you sell this destination with the authority of a seasoned expert. This engaging and entertaining presentation will definitely increase your numbers to the 49th state!

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Florida Panel Presentation

Experience Fun in the Sun in the Sunshine State!

Panelists: Debra Lee, Director of Travel Industry Sales, U.S. & Canada, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Helen Adami, Director of Destination Sales, Visit Panama City Beach
Kelli Carter, Director of Marketing, Walton County Tourism Department

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Afternoon Session & Presentation with Atlas Ocean Voyages

What to Expect from Your Atlas Expedition

Tim Burtch, Regional Sales Director, Midwest, Atlas Ocean Voyages

What to Expect from Your Atlas Expedition: With Atlas Ocean Voyages, there’s an adventure for every explorer all year-round from Polar Expeditions to our Award-Winning Epicurean Expeditions and new for 2024 our Cultural Expeditions. Learn how you can experience these moments aboard an all-inclusive, intimate yacht with fewer than 200 fellow guests while enjoying highly personalized and genuinely friendly service. Plus, you’ll hear all about the new itineraries, newest ship, and exciting promotions that Atlas Ocean Voyages has to offer your clients!

Immediately Following the Last Session

Immediately Following Afternoon Refreshments Passport Winners Announced

Passport Program


2025 FAM-TAS Passport Program (Check Back Soon for Updated Information) 

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.

Check Back Soon for Updated Information

Booth #: 1206
$200 seafood gift card.

Booth #: 1005
Three-night stay at Embassy Suites Panama City Beach Resort, Igloo beach cooler and a JBL GO3 Bluetooth Speaker.

Booth #: 1310
One-night’s stay for two adults at the Casa Gangotena Hotel in Quito-Ecuador, Breakfast included.

Booth #: 1418
$100 gift card.

Booth #: 1116
Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods Destination Swag Bag.

Booth #: 1532
Four day/three night stay at Ensenada & Tijuana, Baja California. (Valid from April to June 2024)

Booth #: 1410

Package 1: Two Landmark Tours gift certificates in the amount of $500 each.  Total value: $1,000. Gift certificates ARE transferrable and may be used on any Landmark trip.

Package 2: Two-night stay at Home2 Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Bloomington.
Two tickets to Paisley Park – The VIP Experience.

Booth #: 1109

  1. Visit Lauderdale swag bag with a two-night stay at the AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach with two welcome cocktails.
  2. Visit Lauderdale swag bag with a two-night stay at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Booth #: 913
Three-day, two-night stay certificate at a Laughlin, NV hotel.

Booth #: 1513
Three-night stay for two at a luxury resort in Barbados.

Booth #: 1118
Two nights in a cabana cabin at the wonderful Camp Margaritaville in Central Florida, plus four tickets for the LEGOLAND theme park, along with a Visit Central Florida goodie bag.

Booth #: 1107
Beach Swag Bag with four tickets to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Booth #: 1210
An all-expenses paid familiarization tour to Fairbanks in late August/early September 2024.

Booth #: 1906
$100 Amazon gift card.

Booth #: 912
Two-night stay in a one-bedroom condo.