Join like-minded travel professionals in your area for a valuable networking and educational event experience on day one of the Dallas 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)
PLEASE NOTE: Show Management is following all current local health and safety guidelines including the Executive Order by Dallas County Judge Jenkins REQUIRING universal indoor masking for all employees and visitors to commercial facilities. Masks are required for all participants and attendees of the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show.
Welcome Breakfast & Presentation with Alaska Land & Sea Adventures: Visit Anchorage
Alaska, Fantastic in Every Season Local experts from Anchorage, Alaska share tips on what makes Anchorage a great year-round travel destination! Learn about Aurora viewing, winter adventure tours, and new summer adventure as well! Make this year… ALASKA!
Spiff Chambers – Originally from the Midwest, Spiff just celebrated his 20th anniversary as an Alaskan! He followed a girl to the 49th State for a summer job in 2001, and never left. He enjoys fishing, camping, and attending Alaskan music festivals. With a passion for the region, and over 15 years of experience working in the Alaskan tourism industry, Spiff knows what it takes to book a memorable Alaskan vacation!
9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Visit Show Floor
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch & Presentation with Tourism Authority of Thailand
Thailand’s Phased Reopening to International Visitors
Known as one of the world’s best destinations with Thai hospitality that wins everyone’s heart. Thailand delivers visitors top-notch experiences ranging from visiting cultural and historical attractions to various types of accommodations and gastronomy.
After what felt like an endless 2021, Thailand reopens our borders for quarantine-free travel under a phased program. From July 1st, we start with ‘Phuket Sandbox’ model to safely reopen Phuket to fully vaccinated international travelers; followed with Samui Plus on July 15th and Andaman Sandbox (Phuket; combined with Krabi and Phang Nga) in August 2021. These cities will become our initial roadmap for all visitors to experience the same or even more “Amazing Thailand”. The session will provide the highlights of Thailand reopening as well as tips to curate the Thailand itinerary for your client.
Sobhana Tippi Sucharitakul, Marketing Manager of the Tourism Authority of Thailand – Los Angeles
Sobhana is a hospitality industry veteran. With over 28 years of experiences working for both TAT in Bangkok and Los Angeles, Novotel Hotel Bangkok as well as Edelman Public Relations, she is currently a Marketing Manager of the Tourism Authority of Thailand – Los Angeles.
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Visit Show Floor
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Travel Industry Trends & Insights: Millennials
Key Trends, Habits and Preferences of Millennial Travelers
Hear the latest millennial trends and data that reveal valuable insights into this generation of travelers. This is an opportunity for travel professionals to understand this segment of travelers; providing authentic, meaningful travel experiences that cater to their interests.
Spiff Chambers, Tourism Sales Manager, Alaska Land and Sea Adventures, Visit Anchorage
Siobhan Aamoth, Marketing Coordinator, Japan National Tourism Organization (Los Angeles Office)
Sivan Ziv, Coordinator Marketing & Administration, Southern Region USA, Israel Ministry of Tourism
Markham McGill, Director of Sales, The Florida Keys & Key West
Presented by: Millennials in Travel
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Visit Show Floor
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Afternoon Refreshments & Presentation with Israel Ministry of Tourism
Israel – Vacation Beyond Belief
Israel, one of the most historically and topographically unique destinations in the world. With its burgeoning culinary scene, world-class wineries and vibrant nightlife, Israel can satisfy even the most sophisticated traveler. In Israel, travelers can explore universe of attractions and activities from delving into faith, heritage and history to diving into the submerged city of Caesarea or hiking almost the entire country on the Israel trail. There is an Israel for every traveler. Join us to learn more!
• Why Israel? Why now?
• Explore the Land and Seas
• Latest updates
Sivan Ziv,Coordinator Marketing & Administration, Southern Region USA, Israel Ministry of Tourism
Sivan Ziv, After 8 years in the aviation world Sivan joined the Israel Ministry of Tourism in its Atlanta office, as a Marketing and Administration Coordinator. Promoting travel to Israel as part of the Southern region team. Moved to the US after working as an Account Manager for an operator of European Charter flights in Tel Aviv. Previously, Sivan was a Team leader and a Shift manager for El- Al Airlines in both NYC and Boston. Sivan is a graduate of Baruch College, in NYC with a Bachelor in Business Administration and Finance and is currently working on her MBA from Georgia State University.