Four major U.S. tour and travel industry associations—ABA, NTA, SYTA and US Travel—have partnered with the NAJ Group by supporting its upcoming RTO Summit East’s Tour Operator Technology Summit. Slated to take place April 24-25 at the Park Central hotel in New York, the Summit’s first day will focus on the Summit, which is designed to help international, receptive and domestic tour operators take advantage of some of the latest applications that will allow them to design, build, and customize tour packages as well as learn how to use new tools to manage their business more efficiently.
“The reason we’ve created this event is that while hotels, attractions and OTAs have become ever more sophisticated with connectivity, receptive and domestic tour operators have fallen behind and, with the help of our partners—US Travel (U.S. Travel Association, ABA (American Bus Association), NTA (formerly the National Tour Association) and SYTA (Student & Youth Travel Association), we hope that this industry-wide effort will help operators stay competitive.” explained Jake Steinman, CEO of the NAJ Group, which hosts the RTO Summit Series. “Most tour operators I know don’t have time to attend webinars or schedule Go-to-Meeting demos with vendors, so we’re inviting representatives from the 12 companies that we’ve identified to have product suitable for small and mid-size operators to present so they can see and demo the product in one place.”
In recognition of the role that US Travel, ABA, NTA and SYTA are playing in the Tour Operator Technology Summit, Steinman said that NAJ will be contributing $1,000 each to the foundation programs of the three associations.
The following companies have been invited to present at the Tour Operator Technology Summit, based on recommendations from at least three operators who currently use them.
- Cangooroo by Juniper
- Tailor Made Tour by eMinds
- Breakaway Travel
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