With 51 operators from 31 companies attending NAJ’s RTO Summit in Orlando in less than two weeks, there will be close to a 1:1 ratio of buyers to U.S. travel suppliers and DMOs attending the event. Business appointments will be held on the second day of the Summit, which takes place Nov. 16 and 17 at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort.
Sponsored by Visit Orlando and the Inbound Report, the first day of the Summit will revolve about the Inbound Symposium, featuring a unique program mix that will include:
—A ninety-minute series of collaborative roundtables in which receptive tour operators with experience in product development that appeals to international visitors from a variety of source countries will rotate to different tables to talk with suppliers;
—A special session in which each of nine suppliers will make three-minute presentations in the Pecha Kucha format (10 slides, with slides automatically advancing every 20 seconds) to a panel of receptive who will critique each presentation a la “The Shark Tank” television program;
—An in-depth presentation s on the markets of Brazil and India by industry leaders with expertise in these markets;
—US Travel’s senior vice president, business development and general manager, IPW , will moderate a session on different ways one should present to international leisure tour operators, MICE operators and Receptive Operators during appointments at IPW.
—An industry panel of experts will analyze and explain the impact of the strong U.S. dollar on 2016 travel to North America; and
—Insights from Uri Argov, founder and CEO of Tourico Holidays, on the subject, “What Keeps Hotels from Working with Receptive Operators?”
Coolest Travel Products of 2015: The first night of the Summit will conclude with a special reception during which NAJ will honor the Coolest Products of 2015. Launched this year, the project has drawn an unexpectedly large number of nominations. Winners will be honored for the innovation and effectiveness of their new travel products.
For the complete details on the RTO Summit program, as well as registration materials, visit: