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Trade & Media Events Calendar

AOT’s FY20 Trade Shows, Trade & Media Missions, Press Trips, FAMS and Events are listed below. AOT welcomes statewide Arizona DMOs, chambers of commerce, convention and visitor bureaus, tourism suppliers and tribal entities to review the opportunities. 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.

FY20 Trade & Media Events Calendar PDF

FY21 Trade & Media Events Calendar PDF

February 2021

Chinese New Year – February 12, 2021
President’s Day – February 15, 2021

Brand USA GLOBAL MarketPlace - Focus on Canada

Date:

February 4, 2021

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Trade & Media

Participants:

Open to all statewide partners that bought into the Brand USA Global Marketplace.

Program Summary:

Provide the latest insights on the Canada travel industry for our U.S. partners, while providing the Canadian travel trade the latest products, protocols, and ‘what’s new’ in the U.S. travel and hospitality industry.

AOT Contact:

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

Brand USA GLOBAL MarketPlace - Focus on Mexico

Date:

February 8-9, 2021

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Trade & Media

Participants:

Open to all statewide partners that bought into the Brand USA Global Marketplace.

Program Summary:

Provide the latest insights on the Mexican travel industry for our U.S. partners, while educating the travel trade on the latest products, protocols, and ‘what’s new’ in the U.S. travel and hospitality industry.

AOT Contact:

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

FVW Counter Days - German Market

Date:

February 11-12, 2021

Location:

Virtual - AOT’s German Trade Rep will represent Arizona

AOT Division:

Trade

Participants:

Cost:

Self Registration - Open to any Tourism Supplier

800 Euro

Program Summary:

The travel trade media FVW is hosting this event for travel agents virtually. They are expecting more than 1,000 agents within the two days. There will be presentations and webinars throughout the day as well as a virtual marketplace.

AOT Contact:

Jessica Remington at [email protected]

Brand USA GLOBAL MarketPlace - Focus on Germany

Date:

February 23, 2021

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Trade

Participants:

Cost:

Open to all statewide partners that bought into the Brand USA Global Marketplace.

TBD

Program Summary:

Provide the latest insights on the German travel industry for our U.S. partners, while educating the travel trade on the latest products, protocols, and ‘what’s new’ in the U.S. travel and hospitality industry

AOT Contact:

Jessica Remington at [email protected]

IMM Berlin TRAVMEDIA Day

Date:

February 23-24, 2021

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Media Relations

Open to all statewide tourism suppliers

Varies based on membership

Program Summary:

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 Contact:

Marjorie Magnusson at [email protected]

March 2021

Go West Summit

Date:

March 1 - 5, 2021

Location:

AOT Division:

Virtual

Trade

Participants:

Self Registration – open to any Arizona Tourism Supplier

Cost:

Varies (this will be available in the rural co-op program). Every 2020 delegate registered before June 5, 2020 will automatically be enrolled in the 2021 virtual event, as well, at no additional charge

Program Summary:

AOT Trade division will attend. Partners can register individually, please visit https://www.gowestsummit.com/ for more information. AOT is a state sponsor again this year and will host a state caucus at the beginning of the summit.

AOT Contact:

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

Showcase Italy

Date:

March 1-5, 2021

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade

Self-Registration – open to any Arizona Tourism Supplier

$660 USD

Program Summary:

Showcase USA Italy offers American exhibitors the chance to network with media and meet high quality Italian tour operators and travel agents who specialize in the United States.

AOT Contact:

Jessica Remington at [email protected] or 602-364-4157

Brand USA GLOBAL MarketPlace - Focus on Europe

Date:

March 15-18, 2021 (Tentative)

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Trade

Cost:

Program Summary:

N/A - this is a follow up networking event from Global Marketplace October 2020

Details to come

AOT Contact:

Jessica Remington at [email protected]

Unite Visit USA 2021

Date:

March 23-24, 2021

Location:

Virtual - AOT’s Trade Rep in the UK will represent the state

AOT Division:

Trade

Participants:

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

Cost:

$300 USD (approximate)

Program Summary:

This ‘one-stop-shop’ event bringing together UK based tour operators to hold pre-booked one-to-one meetings with tourist boards, airlines, hoteliers, attractions, tour providers, cruise and rail companies from throughout the United States in one place.

AOT Contacts:

Jessica Remington at [email protected]

April 2021

Easter - April 4, 2021

Arizona Indian Festival

Date:

April 17-18, 2021

Location:

Civic Center Mall, Scottsdale, AZ (In-person)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

American Indian Program

Arizona Tribal Nations, open to general public

No entry fee. Information available on https://arizonaindiantourism.org/azindianfestival/

Program Summary:

The Arizona Indian Festival provides a platform for tribal tourism and brings awareness of Arizona’s indigenous communities by creating an inclusive inter-Tribal event celebrating culture, traditional arts, crafts and foods, as well as innovations and trends in cultural tourism experiences in Arizona.

AOT Contacts:

Dawn Melvin, [email protected]

BUSA Global MarketPlace - Focus on UK & Ireland

Date:

April 20-21, 2021 (Tentative)

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

TBD

Program Summary:

Provide the latest insights on the UK & Ireland travel industry for our U.S. partners, while educating the travel trade on the latest products, protocols, and ‘what’s new’ in the U.S. travel and hospitality industry

AOT Contacts:

Jessica Remington at [email protected]

Connect Travel MarketPlace

Date:

April 21-22, 2021

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

$700.00

Program Summary:

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.

AOT Contacts:

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

May 2021

Memorial Day - May 31, 2021

BUSA Global MarketPlace - Focus on AUS & NZ

Date:

May 11-12, 2021 (Tentative)

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade

TBD

Program Summary:

Provide the latest insights on the Mexican travel industry for our U.S. partners, while educating the travel trade on the latest products, protocols, and ‘what’s new’ in the U.S. travel and hospitality industry

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine at [email protected] & Jessica Remington at [email protected]

TRAVMedia International Media MarketPlace (IMM) London

Date:

May 17-18, 2021

Location:

London (in-person)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Audience:

AOT’s Media Rep in the UK will represent the state (Hills Balfour Fee: $3,400)

Self-Registration – Open to any Arizona tourism supplier

Varies based on membership

UK Media

Program Summary:

The show consists of one-on-ones between international media and travel and tourism brands. See IMM website for more info: https://travmedia.com/immuk/

AOT Contacts:

Kim Todd at [email protected] or 602-364-3305

RTO Summit West

Date:

May25-26, 2021

Location:

Las Vegas, NV (in-person)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

$1,895.00

Program Summary:

Connect Travel has brought together receptive tour operator buyers who cover all the major and developing international markets for RTO Summit West, where you can schedule up to 70 appointments over two days.

AOT Contacts:

Jessica Remington at [email protected] or 602-364-4157

Connect Tour West

Date:

May 25-26, 2021

Location:

Las Vegas, NV (in-person)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

$1,495

Program Summary:

Connect Tour West powered by Connect Travel is a domestic travel show, specifically designed to address industry needs. The event combines the right timing, a unique format that creates an efficient and effective environment to expedite the sales process and close business and a robust educational track to inspire and inform industry leaders in a rapidly evolving market. Connect Tour West is the premier hosted-buyer event that brings together the most active tour operators, suppliers and experts in Domestic tour and travel for preset appointments, keynote general sessions, planner/supplier roundtables and quality networking.

AOT Contacts:

Joanna Tejeda [email protected] or 602-364-3715

June 2021

Virtual Travel & Adventure Show - LGBTQ+ Travel

Date:

June 6, 2021

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Marketing, Trade & Media

Open to up to 8 statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

TBD

Program Summary:

Consumer travel show targeting LGBTQ+ travelers. The show organizers have collaborated with IGLTA and Passport Magazine for event promotion. They are also identifying LGBTQ+ travel focused influencers to help push messaging to their networks.

AOT Contacts:

Alena Hicks [email protected]

FY21 Events Still TBD

China Trade and Media Mission

Date:

Location:

TBD

Virtual (Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou)

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Trade & Media

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

TBD

Program Summary:

AOT’s trade and media representative in China, AVIA Reps, will coordinate a mission in China. The mission will include a destination presentation and one-on-one appointments in key cities.

AOT Contacts:

Trade & Media: Kim Todd at [email protected] or 602-364-3305

France Media Mission

Date:

TBD

Location:

Virtual

AOT Division:

Participants:

Cost:

Media

AOT only

TBD

Program Summary:

AOT’s media representative in France, Express Conseil, will coordinate a virtual mission targeting French media.

AOT Contacts:

Kim Todd at [email protected] or 602-364-3305