The NAJ Group, publishers of the Inbound Report, has joined with Explore Marketing and will be a part of the latter’s annual sales mission tour—both in the U.S. and abroad—that begins less than two weeks after IPW and concludes next January in New York City. The four missions, co-sponsored by NAJ’s www.touroperatorland.com b2b website, will bring participants together with both USA-based receptive tour operators and international tour operators abroad that, combined, sell to every major regional overseas source market for inbound tourism to the USA.
The schedule and brief description of the four sales missions comprise the following:
Florida, June 19-23, 2017: This mission will include up to 15 sales calls in Orlando and Miami to South American, Indian and European receptive tour operators, as well as a casual luncheon for participants.
Germany and Switzerland, July 17-21, 2018: This mission will includes a planned series of 10 sales calls with key German and Swiss tour operators across Zurich, Switzerland, as well as Frankfurt, Hannover and Hamburg, Germany.
Los Angeles, December 4-8, 2017: The group will be making 20 sales calls to Asian and European receptive operators, and include a luncheon with Chinese receptive tour operators for up to 40 attendees.
New York City, January 8-11, 2018: Currently, this mission includes 15 sales receptive tour operators who sell to Asian and European markets, as well as a casual luncheon for those participating.
“Stefan Merkl, who president of Explore Marketing, is leading the sale missions. He is an experienced tour and travel professional who’s worked as a senior sales and marketing professional for both travel suppliers and DMOs,” said Jake Steinman, founder and CEO of the NAJ Group. “He has developed an extensive network of tour operator and receptive tour operator partners who he has worked with over the years, affording those who take part in his sales missions up-close opportunities with operators that simply don’t exist at trade shows or traditionally sponsored sales missions that move larger numbers of participants from session to session.”
Those seeking more information on any of the sales missions can visit: www.explore-marketing.com. Or, you can contact Stefan Merkl directly at 415-320-9307. He can also be reached at: [email protected].