Travel Advisors

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Santa Clara Convention Center

Join like-minded travel professionals in your area for a valuable networking and educational event experience on day one of the SF/Bay Area 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)

Santa Clara Convention Center
2020 Show Dates/Hours:

Saturday, March 21: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 22: 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 Alaska Land & Sea Adventures: Visit Anchorage

Insider Tips to the Best of Alaska
Local experts from Anchorage, Alaska share their favorite places, hidden gems and insider tips on Anchorage and Alaska that will inspire an unforgettable Alaska vacation. Make this year… ALASKA! 
Presenter: Ruth Kimerer, Tourism Sales Manager, Alaska Land & Sea Adventures: Visit Anchorage 
Ruth Rosewarne Kimerer – Ruth moved to Alaska in 1993 to work a summer job on the Kenai Peninsula. The minute she saw the Turnagain Arm, she knew she was never leaving.  Ruth loves her adopted home and everything about it. Ask her anything and the response will be full of knowledge and passion for the great state of Alaska and Anchorage! 
Booth #923 

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Visit Show Floor

10:30 am – 11:15 am

Travel Industry Trends & Insights: Travel Advisor 2020

The Evolution of Travel Planning in The Digital Age
What does it mean to be a successful travel advisor in the digital age of on-demand travel? The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), formerly the American Society of Travel Agents, will share key findings from their annual study, “How America Travels,” to reflect the way consumers today use travel advisors. This session will also discuss the shift from being a “travel agent” to becoming a “travel advisor,” and is for both experienced advisors and those new to the profession. 

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Visit Show Floor

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 #909

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Visit Show Floor

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Travel Industry Trends & Insights

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Visit Show Floor

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Afternoon Refreshments & Presentation with Guatemala, Heart of the Mayan World

Booth #1552

4:15 pm – 4:30 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.
Argentina on the Go
Offering a 3-day Package to Buenos Aires. Including transfers in/out + 2 nights accommodation + tours. For specific details go to: FAM Trip – Argentina on the Go (Valid from April 2020 until April 2021).
Florida Keys & Key West
Florida Keys & Key West Calendar (Images by local photographers)

Booth #1636

Argentina on the Go
Booth #2055

Booth #1958

Travel Juneau
Booth #927