Travel Agents

FAM-TAS ChicagoSaturday, January 12, 2019
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 Three Educational Sessions led by top destination representatives
  • Sessions include continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and afternoon refreshments
  • Celebrity Travel Expert Meet + Greet
  • Exclusive Qualified Press
  • Exciting Passport Program with chance to win a FAM Trip Giveaway
(Program details are subject to change prior to registration opening, please check back for updates)

Register for the FAM-TAS Program

$39.95   $29.95
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Show Floor Only Admission

Complimentary Pass for agents
to access the show floor*

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*Must register for the FAM-TAS Program for admission to catered sessions, passport program, etc.

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Welcome Breakfast with Israel Ministry of Tourism

Israel: Beyond Belief
Presented By Jill Daly, Director, Midwest Region, Israel Ministry of Tourism

Join us as we explore everything Israel has to offer from Faith-Based travel, the culinary & wine, culture, and adventure.  We will help you plan your client’s next trip to Israel.

Israel - Travel and Adventures Shows

9:30 am – 12:00 noon

Show Floor Open

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch with Alaska Land & Sea Adventures: Visit Anchorage

Alaska Mythbusting: Uncover the truth about an Alaska Vacation
Presented by Ruth Rosewarne Kimerer, Tourism Development Manager, Visit Anchorage

Local expert Ruth  from Anchorage, Alaska busts popular myths and legends of Alaska while highlighting the hidden gems and can’t-miss experiences in Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska. Come learn what your clients Alaska adventure could be.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Show Floor Open

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Refreshments with Guatemala, Heart of the Mayan World

Guatemala, A Hidden Cultural Adventure Destination
Presented by Paola Alvarado, International Fairs Coordinator, Guatemala Tourism Board

From volcanoes to rafting, from mountain biking to speleology, Guatemala has it all!  Learn more about all possibilities while traveling this -small nomad paradise to do it all-. Have you ever wonder why is that you have not visited our destination?


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 9 passport stations to get your FAM-TAS Program Passport stamped for your chance to win a Trip Giveaway.

(Please check back for updates)

Tours By Locals

Booth: 1517

Booth: 1931

Don’t Take Our Word for It!

“It was great to have private presentations with the destinations!” – Petra, Chicago

“Great information and a chance to talk face-to-face with vendors.” – Kimberly, Chicago

“Best way for travel agents to see and experience the Travel Show!” – Norma, Los Angeles

“The Maui and Tahiti presentations were enjoyable and informative, especially the Maui language presentation.” – Edward, Chicago