Saturday, March 16, 2019
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 Three Educational Sessions led by top destination representatives
- Sessions include plated breakfast, boxed lunch, and afternoon refreshments
- Celebrity Travel Expert Meet + Greet with Rudy Maxa, Award Winning Travel Journalist, Travel Expert, Radio & TV Host
- 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)
FOR FAM-TAS REGISTERED AGENTS ONLY
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Welcome Breakfast with Israel Ministry of Tourism
Israel: Beyond Belief
Presented By Chad Martin, Director, Northeast 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.
9:30 am – 12:00 noon
Show Floor Open
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch with Switzerland Tourism
How to Get Your Clients to Fall In Love with Switzerland
Presented by Isabelle Minder, Trade Manager Eastern USA, Switzerland Tourism
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.
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 Karen Alvarez, Coordinator of Adventure Tourism, 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?
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 9 passport stations to get your FAM-TAS Program Passport stamped for your chance to win a Trip Giveaway.
Costa Rica Adventures Booth: 1124
Il Viaggio Travel is pleased to offer a special 3 days / 2 nights Trip Giveaway in Costa Rica for one lucky travel trade professional! The package includes greeting and meeting at San Jose airport with private guided transfer from San Jose to Arenal, welcome kit, brief in and gift, 1 night at Montaña de Fuego Resort and Spa, evening hot springs with dinner and share transfer from Arenal to Rios Tropicales, 2 days / 1 night white water rafting experience by Rios Tropicales, share regular transfer from Rios Tropicales to San Jose. Meals included are daily breakfast, 2 dinners, 2 lunches. Taxes.
Wellness Tourism Association, Hilton Head Health: Booth 335
4-day Healthy Getaway Retreat for Two at Hilton Head Health
All-inclusive program includes: villa accommodations, meals and snacks, more than 10 ﬁtness options daily, wellness lectures, and more. Includes $300 H3$ for service allowance.
Our professional staff is comprised of a Registered Dietitian, Wellness Counselor, Lifestyle Educator, Fitness Coaches, Nutritional Chef, Yoga and Pilates Instructors, and many others who promise to deliver the most comprehensive health and wellness program you’ve seen. Private services such as personal training, healthy kitchen cooking demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes, meal planning consultations, wellness counseling, and additional spa services are available for a fee.
Reservation and stay for this program must be completed by December 28, 2019. Learn more about our programs by visiting www.hhhealth.com
Wellness Tourism Association, Art of Living Retreat Center: Booth 335
A Taste of Ayurveda
Ayurveda Sampler | Ideal for a Quick Getaway
Restart is a short cleanse that includes three Ayurvedic treatments and makes for a great getaway. Offering an effective introduction to what Ayurveda has to offer, Restart provides you with a simple immersion in an Ayurvedic lifestyle of health and wellness.
Introduction to Ayurveda
3 Spa Treatments (up to $130 each)
2 Night Stay
Daily Healthy and Delicious Meals Provided
Daily Progressive Meditation and Yoga
Starts at $890.00
Based on single occupancy weekday rate (Sun. night – Thurs. night) in retreat room.
(Please check back for updates)
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