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November updates

As we wind down 2018, we must look forward to 2019 already and plan for ways to get your company's name and services out in the marketplace.

As we wind down 2018, we must look forward to 2019 already and plan for ways to get your company's name and services out in the marketplace.

Our schedule is available online and is updated as soon as new events are confirmed and new details are released by the organisers.

Not a member yet?

Membership is FREE ! Contact Kevin for details how to join us.

Kevin E. Streit, CSTP, CTC, CTIS
[email protected]
Mobile / WhatsApp +1.702.883.6710

World Travel Market 2018

World Travel Market - London 2018 logo

Kevin will be attending World Travel Market in London from 5-7 November.

Please send Kevin an email if you will be attending WTM to make an appointment.

Congratulations to Henk Graaf of SW Africa Destination Management

Africa Travel Alliance member, Henk Graaff, Managing Director of SW Africa Destination Management Company, was recently quoted in TRAVEL WEEKLY's article about Changing Lives through Tourism (Oct 26, 2018 issue).

Tour guide and tourist watching Rhino close up in the wild

Meet our newest member

We are pleased to welcome Boyang Gape Tours and Travels (South Africa) to Africa Travel Alliance. Kevin met with Managing Director, Chris Ndlovu in Las Vegas recently and review how we can work together to increase his business from North America.

Kevin with Chris Ndlovu of Boyang Gape Tours and Travels

Exposure at Shows

During the month of October, we participated in several shows including

  • IMEX in Las Vegas - countries that exhibited there were Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa
  • Travel Agent Road Shows in Houston Texas
  • Boomers in Groups - a show that connects suppliers with travel professionals that organize group travel for 50+ travelers.

Here is Kevin with Cassandra Rucker and Brenda Greer from Tennessee who are working on bringing a group to Ghana in 2019.

Kevin with Cassandra Rucker and Brenda Greer from Tennessee

2019 Schedule - sign up now, before we are sold out!

Exhibit with Africa Travel Alliance and save a significant amount of money when doing shows and conferences in the US.

TRAVEL AGENT FORUM (formerly CCRA) - Las Vegas, NV - March 19 to 24

Annual gathering of predominantly home-based travel agents. It takes place in Las Vegas annually. This conference is attended by an estimated 900 agents.

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SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION - Birmingham, AL - June 9 to 13

With added Travel Agent Road Shows option in Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA (June 13 to 14) option (minimums apply). This convention brings in anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000+ members for a conference style meeting with educational sessions, prayer meetings and exhibit hall featuring companies offering products and services that benefit this community.

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SYTA - Birmingham, AL - August 8 to 14

Annual conference of the Student Youth Travel Association - student group travel planners attend this conference. One-on-one appointments.

ASTA GLOBAL CONFERENCE - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - August 22 to 27

With added Travel Agent Road Shows in Tampa & Orlando area (August 20 to 23) option (minimums apply). Annual convention of American Society of Travel Advisors, the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. Trade show format. Limited availability.

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GOING ON FAITH - Grand Rapids, MI - September 3 to 7

Annual conference consisting of group leaders who handle travel for churches and travel agents who have churches for clients. One-on-one appointments.

IMEX - Las Vegas, NV - September 10 to 12

IMEX America is an annual meeting of global travel planners gathering in Las Vegas with education and networking opportunities as well as an exhibit floor. For the MICE (Meetings / Incentives / Conventions / Exhibitions). Over 10,000 attendees across a 3-day event. Trade show format.

Kindly advise if you are interested in this show and we will get you additional information. Space is limited.

NORTH AMERICAN CHRISTIAN CONVENTION "SPIRE" - Orlando, FL - October 7 to 11

Annual gathering of Christians for worship, preaching, teaching, fellowship and networking. They have a trade show aspect of the convention where suppliers offer their services to these interested participants. Estimated attendance over 6,000. Spire is their new concept to draw in a younger audience.

Further information to be advised.

BOOMERS IN GROUPS - Franklin, TN (outside of Nashville) - October 24 to 27

This is an appointment driven show - similar to Going on Faith. Suppliers are matched with organizers of group travel of "Baby Boomer" age - a burgeoning market. One-on-one appointments.

USTOA - Orlando, FL - December 1 to 7

United States Tour Operators Association - one-on-one appointments with tour operators offering tours within the USA and abroad (for both FIT and groups). 


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