Travel Advisors

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)

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
2020 Show Dates/Hours:

Saturday, February 8: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday, February 9: 11:00am-4:00pm

Complimentary Admission OR
for Travel Advisors

Any Questions? Please Contact:
Crissy Cotto-Anderson
Director of Trade & Industry Programs
Phone: (203) 878-2577 x120

8:00 am

Registration Opens

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

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)

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Afternoon Refreshment Break with MSC Cruises

Booth #1423

4:15 pm

Meet & Greet with Travel Personality & Passport Program Winners Announced

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
Travel Nevada
Land vacation package includes 2 nights hotel, food/beverage and activity (Southern or Northern Nevada)

Tucan Travel
Booth #1936

Travel Nevada
Booth #724

Florida Keys & Key West
Booth #1006 & #1010

Booth #1635

Holland America Line
Booth #1205-M

Touch Croatia
Booth #1932

Park ‘N Fly
Booth #1230