Travel Agents

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 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
(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
FAM-TAS PROGRAM
for Travel Agents

Any Questions? Please Contact:
Crissy Cotto-Anderson
Director of Trade & Industry Programs
Email: ccanderson@travelshows.com
Phone: (203) 878-2577 x120
2020 FAM-TAS PRELIMINARY AGENDA

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.
Speaker: Mini Kao, Marketing Manager of Taiwan Tourism Bureau New York Office
Mini has more than 15 years’ experience with program managements in the travel industry. Mini is an expert on Taiwan travel and has traveled to over 40 countries. Based in New York City.
Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Booth #1709

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Show Floor Access

10:30 am – 11:15 am

Travel Industry Trends & Insights

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Show Floor Access

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch & Presentation with Switzerland Tourism

How to Get Your Clients to Fall in Love with Switzerland
Switzerland is popular – with a record increase of travelers from the U.S., it’s time to be ready to sell Switzerland like a pro. Switzerland Tourism will be taking you on a journey along the Grand Tour 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 sports, from hiking and biking to skiing and much more. Switzerland Tourism will provide you with valuable tools to help you to sell Switzerland.
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)

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Show Floor Access

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Afternoon Refreshments & Presentation with Sponsor

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Meet & Greet with Travel Personality & 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.
(Please check back for updates)

Tucan Travel
Booth #1936

Travel Nevada
Booth #724

Florida Keys & Key West
Booth #1006 & #1010

Bahamas
Booth #1635

Holland America
Booth #1025-M