Travel Advisors

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Washington Convention Center

Join like-minded travel professionals in your area for a valuable networking and educational event experience on day one of the Washington D.C. 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)
Any Questions? Please Contact:
Crissy Cotto-Anderson
Director of Trade & Industry Programs
Email: ccanderson@travelshows.com
Phone: (203) 878-2577 x120

Washington Convention Center
2020 Show Dates/Hours:

Saturday, March 7: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 8: 11:00am-4:00pm

Complimentary Admission OR
FAM-TAS PROGRAM
for Travel Advisors

2020 FAM-TAS PRELIMINARY AGENDA

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Welcome Breakfast & Presentation with Switzerland Tourism

Why Fall #inLOVEwithSWITZERLAND
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: Paolo Lunardi, Manager Trade Relations North America, Switzerland Tourism
Switzerland Tourism, Booth #401

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Visit Show Floor

10:30 am – 11:15 am

Travel Industry Trends & Insights: LGBTQ Travel

Hear valuable insights into LGBTQ Travel 
Presented by: IGLTA

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Visit Show Floor

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch & Presentation with South African Tourism

Meet South Africa
From thousands of miles of coastline and vibrant, modern cities to a world-class wine region and extraordinary wildlife adventures, this informative session will highlight how South Africa’s variety of experiences in close proximity offer impressive value for time and money at any budget.
South African Tourism representatives will present the logistics of planning travel to the destination, updates on its real and authentic travel experiences, and ways in which we can help you sell South Africa that will create unforgettable memories for your clients.
South African Tourism, Booth #801

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Visit Show Floor

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Travel Industry Trends & Insights: Asia

The panel will cover up-and-coming destinations within the Asia-Pacific region which may not be on your radar! You will hear about unique arts, traditions, architecture and culinary offerings available for your clients.
Moderator: Elizabeth Chin, Chairman, Pacific Asia Travel Association – PATA New York

3:00 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.
Florida Keys & Key West
Florida Keys & Key West Calendar (Images by local photographers)

Tucan Travel
Booth #929

Tours By Locals
Booth #1008

Bahamas
Booth #818