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Trade & Media Events Calendar

These are events that we know of currently for the remainder of FY22 and events that are either scheduled for FY23 or have been moved to FY23. All events are subject to change due to COVID-19.

Continual updates to the calendar will occur as plans are confirmed. AOT reserves the right to cancel or change dates, details and participation fees for trade shows, sales missions, media missions and press trips as needed.

FY22 & FY23 Trade & Media Events Calendar PDF

JANUARY 2022

Martin Luther King Day - January 17, 2022

VISIT USA TRADE & MEDIA NETWORKING EVENT - GERMANY

Date:

Location:

AOT Division;

January 11, 2022

Munich

Trade & Media

Participants:

VUSA Members

Cost:

Varies based on membership

Program Summary:

Travel Marketing Romberg & Kaus Media Services will represent the Arizona Office of Tourism with trade and media delegates at this one-day event.

AOT Contacts:

Marjorie Magnusson at [email protected] or 602-364-3695 and Jessica Remington at [email protected]

IMM TRAVMEDIA - NYC

Date:

January 26, 2022 (tentatively)

Location:

AOT Division:

Participants:

TBD/Virtual

Media Relations

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

Cost:

Varies based on membership

Program Summary:

IMM TravMedia is a self-registering event. Each delegate sets their own media appointments are scheduled in the TravMedia portal. Visit https://travmedia.com/immusa/ for more information.

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine at [email protected] or 602-364-3696

FEBRUARY 2022

Chinese New Year – February 1, 2022
President’s Day – February 21, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO MEDIA MISSION - PLANNING ON HOLD

Date:

Location:

AOT Division;

February 2022 – TBD around Giants Fan Fest

San Francisco, CA

Media Relations

Participants:

Open to DMO PR staff & tourism suppliers

Cost:

$600 plus travel expenses and shipping

Program Summary:

AOT will conduct a media mission to Los Angeles and San Francisco to share spring training, spring break and summer value messages.

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine at [email protected] or 602-364-3696

GO WEST SUMMIT

Date:

Location:

AOT Division;

February 13-16, 2022

Reno/Tahoe, NV (In-person)

Trade

Participants:

Self-Registration – open to any Arizona Tourism Supplier

Cost:

Varies – This event is self-registration and will be offered in the FY22 Rural co-op.

CANADA TRADE AND MEDIA REVERSE SALES MISSION

Date:

Location:

AOT Division;

February 28 - March 5, 2022

Southern Arizona

Trade & Media

Participants:

Open to all AZ Tourism Suppliers

Audience:

Travel trade professionals and media representatives from Canada

Program Summary:

AOT will host 4 top buyers, 4 key media outlets and one Airline representative from Canada to showcase southern Arizona. AOT will organize a trade show in Tucson to allow our partners the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our trade and media guests.https://www.gowestsummit.com/

AOT Contact:

Joanna Tejeda [email protected] or 602-364-3715 and Marjorie Magnusson at [email protected] 

MARCH 2022

IMM BERLIN TRAVMEDIA DAY

Date:

Location:

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Program Summary:

March 8, 2022

Berlin

Media Relations

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

Varies based on membership

IMM TravMedia is a self-registering event. IMM is established as the industry’s leading event for the media to meet travel and tourism brands. Exhibitors each enjoy a dedicated branded table where they can meet top travel journalists, editors and broadcasters to discuss their news, events and developments. A single-day networking and relationship building opportunity for journalists and travel & tourism brands. Visit https://travmedia.com/immgermany for more info. (Kaus Media Services will represent the Arizona Office of Tourism)

AOT Contacts:

Marjorie Magnusson, [email protected]

RTO Summit West

Date:

Location:

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Program Summary:

March 21-23, 2022

Los Angeles, CA

Trade

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

Varies

RTO Summit South is a boutique networking conference with two half days of one-on-one marketplace meetings. There will be approximately 70 suppliers in attendance.

AOT Contacts:

Jessica Remington at [email protected]

APRIL 2022

Easter - April 17, 2022

TRAVEL CLASSICS INTERNATIONAL (MEDIA ONLY) - RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 2020

Date:

April 24-27, 2022

Location:

Lausanne, Switzerland (In-person)

AOT Division:

Audience:

Participants:

Cost:

Media Relations

International Travel Writers and Editors

Costs vary depending on level of participation. Visit www.travelclassics.com or contact Maren Rudolph at [email protected] or 914-591-4503 for more information and to register.

Program Summary:

Travel Classics International is a premier travel writer conference that allows freelance travel writers the opportunity to meet with the industry's top editors. There is a low writer-to-editor ratio and pre-scheduled appointments, which gives the writers ample opportunities to have one-on-one time with the editors. This conference attracts topnotch editors from publications such as Sunset Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Self, Robb Report, AARP Magazine, Men’s Journal, Golf for Women, Saveur and more. AOT is a sponsor/co-host of Travel Classics West and traditionally sponsors and attends Travel Classics International.

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine, [email protected]

MAY 2022

Memorial Day - May 30, 2022

JUNE 2022

IPW ORLANDO US TRAVEL ASSOCIATION’S IPW

Date:

June 4-8, 2022

Location:

Orlando, FL (In-person)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade & Media

Participation is open to anyone in the tourism industry. Visit www.ustravel.org for more information and to register.

Varies by exhibit size and is self-registration

Program Summary:

IPW organized by the US Travel Association, is the premier international trade show in the US attracting nearly 1,200 international tour operators and 250 travel journalists from more than 70 countries each year. AOT attends with staff and international representatives conducting 20-minute, pre-scheduled appointments over the course of three days. In addition to meeting with media at the Arizona booth, AOT also has the opportunity to meet with journalists at the Media Marketplace, which is typically held on the first day of the show.

AOT Booth co-op: AOT allow rural/tribal DMO’s to co-op in to sit in the AOT booth and share appointments with us at an affordable price. Space will be limited to one delegate per DMO on a first come/first serve basis. Please refer to the Rural co-op selection sheet for more information.

The AOT Booth co-op is now full.
AOT Booth Look + Feel – If you are interested in having a unified look for this year’s show please contact Joanna Tejeda for more details and pricing.

 

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine, [email protected] or Joanna Tejeda, [email protected]

FY23 Draft - This is not a complete list - only what is available at this time.

JULY 2022

Independence Day - July 4, 2022

ARIZONA GOVERNOR’S CONFERENCE ON TOURISM

Date:

July 13-15, 2022

Location:

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn (In-Person)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

All Divisions

Open to all industry partners

TBD

Program Summary:

Industry tourism conference for networking, best practices and collaboration. https://azgcot.com/

AOT Contacts:

Alena Hicks, [email protected]

AUGUST 2022

VISIT USA AUSTRALIA ROAD SHOW

Date:

August 1-3, 2022

Location:

Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney

AOT Division:

Cost:

Trade & Media

Varies based on number of cities you attend

Program Summary:

Traditionally the Visit USA Expos are held in February and across multiple cities. Due to the upheaval of the previous two years, Visit USA plans to host expos in August 2022. Partners can register individually, please visit http://visitusa.org.au/ for more information.

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine, [email protected] or Jessica Remington, [email protected]

ESTO - U.S. Travel Association

Date:

August 6-9, 2022

Location:

Grand Rapids, MI (In-person)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade

Travel Industry Education – State and City DMO representatives

ESTO is self-registration. More information at: https://esto.ustravel.org/

Program Summary:

ESTO (Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations) is the premier annual learning and knowledge-sharing forum for destination marketing professionals.

CONNECT TRAVEL MARKETPLACE

Date:

August 6-10, 2022

Location:

Detroit, MI (in-person)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

$700.00

Program Summary:

AOT Contacts:

Connect Travel Marketplace is an International travel show that combines the right timing for product development in a unique format that creates an efficient and effective environment to expedite the sales process and close business along with a robust educational track to inspire and inform industry leaders in a rapidly evolving global market.

Jessica Remington, [email protected] or Joanna Tejeda, [email protected]

SEPTEMBER 2022

Labor Day - September 5, 2022

TRAVEL CLASSICS WEST - VAIL

Date:

September 22-25, 2022

Location:

Grand Hyatt Vail, Colorado (In-person)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Audience:

Cost:

Media

Participation is open to any Arizona tourism supplier.

U.S. and Canada based freelance travel writers and editors.

Costs vary depending on level of participation/Sponsorship. Visit www.travelclassics.com or contact Maren Rudolph at [email protected] or 914-591-4503 for more information.

Program Summary:

Travel Classics West is a premier travel writer conference that allows freelance travel writers the opportunity to meet with the industry's top editors. This conference attracts top-notch editors from publications such as Sunset Magazine, National Geographic, Self, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast, AARP Magazine, Men’s Journal, Saveur and more. Travel Classics West alternates annually between Scottsdale, Arizona and another western destination in North America.

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine, [email protected] or 602-364-3696

BRAND USA TRAVEL WEEK EUROPE

Date:

September 26-29, 2022

Location:

Frankfurt, Germany

Participants:

Audience:

Cost:

Participation is open to any Arizona tourism entities.

European Tour operators / update – March 2022 Brand USA has announced a media component and sent an email out to register your interest.

TBD
This will be in rural co-op for 1 delegate only, max amount is $3,750.
This event is self-registration at https://brandusatravelweekeurope.com/ https://brandusatravelweekeurope.com/

Program Summary:

Join us for the annual Brand USA Travel Week Europe event, September 26-29, 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany. Brand USA Travel Week is an immersive celebration of the United States showcasing the diverse range of travel experiences available in the U.S. The event will consist of three major components: The Brand USA Travel Expo B2B event, Enrichment Series with educational sessions and the Brand USA Consumer Event.

AOT Contacts:

Jessica Remington, [email protected]

AMERICAN CUP TOUR OPERATOR GOLF INVITATIONAL

Date:

September 26-30, 2022

Location:

Trumbull County, Ohio

AOT Division:

Participants:

Audience:

Cost:

Trade

AOT & Destination Sponsors

International Travel Trade & Media

TBD

Program Summary:

Networking with international travel trade clients from key markets. Sponsorships available directly from Terry Selk, organizer at [email protected]

OCTOBER 2022

24th AMERICAN INDIAN TOURISM CONFERENCE

Date:

October 24 - 27, 2022

Location:

Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians – Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Funner, CA

AOT Division:

Participants:

Audience:

Cost:

American Indian Program

Participation is open to any Arizona tourism entities.

U.S. and Arizona Tourism partners that provide products and services to the domestic and international travel market.

Costs vary depending on level of participation, $525 to $875. All registration information is available on https://www.aianta.org/aitc/ or call 505-724-3592 for more information. This conference will be offered in rural co-op and is self-registration.

Program Summary:

This national conference focuses on tourism in Indian Country and shares knowledge, experience and best practices from tourism programs around the United States.

AOT Contacts:

Dawn Melvin, [email protected] 

NOVEMBER 2022

Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving– November 24, 2022

DECEMBER 2022

Christmas - December 25, 2022

JANUARY 2023

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2023
Martin Luther King Day – January 16, 2023

FEBRUARY 2023

Chinese New Year – February 1, 2023
President’s Day – February 20, 2023

SUPER BOWL LVII - AOT BOOTH TBD

Date:

Sunday, February 12, 2023 (game)

AOT Division:

Audience:

Marketing

Consumers

AOT Contacts:

Alena Hicks, [email protected] or 602-364-3696

MARCH 2023

SWANSON'S AMERICAN TRAVEL DAY

Date:

March 4, 2023

Location:

Osby, Sweden

AOT Division:

Participants:

Audience:

Cost:

Trade

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

International Travel Trade

TBD

Program Summary:

More details to come

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine, [email protected] or 602-364-3696

ITB BERLIN 2023 - AOT TRADE OR MEDIA BOOTH TBD

Date:

March 8-10, 2023

AOT Division:

Trade and/or Media

AOT Contacts:

Jessica Remington, [email protected]

USA TRAVEL SHOW SCANDINAVIA

Date:

March 23-24, 2023

Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

AOT Division:

Participants:

Audience:

Cost:

Trade & Media

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

International Travel Trade & Media

Costs vary depending on level of participation.

Program Summary:

Launched in 2012 – and only grown since then – USA Travel Show is the premier B2B Travel Show in Scandinavia with opportunities for U.S. destinations and hospitality brands to meet face to face with the Scandinavian travel trade and media. The travel show is organized by Atlantic Link on behalf of Discover America. Strategic partners include Brand USA and U.S. Travel Association. In 2023, we will introduce a two-day show as well as a hosted buyer/media program increasing the value for both media, buyers, and suppliers.

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine, [email protected] or 602-364-3696 and Jessica Remington, [email protected]

APRIL 2023

Easter - April 9, 2023

MAY 2023

Memorial Day - May 29, 2023

IPW SAN ANTONIO - U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION

Date:

May 20-24, 2023

Location:

San Antonio, TX (in-person)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade & Media

Participation is open to anyone in the tourism industry. Visit http://www.ustravel.org for more information and to register.

Varies by exhibit size and is self-registration

Program Summary:

IPW organized by the US Travel Association, is the premier international trade show in the US attracting nearly 1,200 international tour operators and 250 travel journalists from more than 70 countries each year. AOT attends with staff and international representatives conducting 20-minute, pre-scheduled appointments over the course of three days. In addition to meeting with media at the Arizona booth, AOT also has the opportunity to meet with journalists at the Media Marketplace, which is typically held on the first day of the show.

AOT Booth co-op: AOT allow rural/tribal DMO’s to co-op in to sit in the AOT booth and share appointments with us at an affordable price. Space will be limited to one delegate per DMO on a first come/first serve basis. Please refer to the Rural co-op selection sheet for more information.

AOT Booth Look + Feel: If you are interested in having a unified look for this year’s show please contact Joanna Tejeda for more details and pricing.

 

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine, [email protected] or Joanna Tejeda, [email protected]

JUNE 2023

JULY 2023

Independence Day - July 4, 2023