Slated to take place April 24-25 at the Park Central hotel in Manhattan, NAJ’s first ever Tour Operator Technology Summit (TOTS) is designed to showcase the latest advances by featuring booking and connectivity that has made technology affordable and easy to understand for small and mid-size operators.
While researching technology we found sophisticated systems that required extensive installation running $75,000 + as well as systems with no up-front fees, but we never expected to find someone like Charley Troggio, granddaughter of the founder Charlene Troggio, co-founder of Breakaway Travel an ABA operator now Pittsburgh who, with no background in computer science, built their group reservations and operations system for free using Google Drive.
“We’re very honored that she will be showing this technology at TOTS,” explained Jake Steinman, founder and CEO of NAJ. “Most tour operators are too busy attend Go-to-Meeting demo’s with vendors, so we’ve unearthed representatives from companies that we’ve identified the product that is both suitable and affordable for small and mid-size operators in one place.”
Additionally, TOTS has confirmed 10 of the sixteen invited panelists and presenters. See the updated agenda here: https://www.rtosummit.com/tour-operator-tech-summit-and-demo-day-plan/
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: Who Should We Send?
Answer: Anyone with input on the decisions about new technology for a tour operator. This includes
- General managers
- Directors of Operations
- IT staff
Question: What does it cost?
Answer: Registration is $199 for operators attending to the RTO Summit Marketplace on April 25th or are member of ABA, SYTA, or NTA, our industry partners. All others: $895: Register here:https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=25942&StepNumber=2&PromotionCode=TECHSUMMIT
Who is Supporting TOTS?
The following travel industry organizations—ABA, NTA, SYTA and IPW2019 are partnering with NAJ for this event.
PLEASE NOTE: The TOTS program agenda will run parallel to, but independent of, the program for NAJ’s RTO Summit East on April 24. Day Two will feature he Summit’s marketplace, with its business appointments.
Four major travel industry organizations—ABA, NTA, SYTA and IPW2019 are partnering with NAJ for this event.