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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

July 2020

Governor's Conference on Tourism "GCOT"

Date:

July 22 - 24, 2020

Location:

Virtual

Participants:

Participation is open to Arizona tourism entities

Cost:

All registration information is available on azgcot.com

AOT Division:

AOT staff will attend GCOT

Audience:

All Arizona Tourism partners that provide products and services to the domestic and international travel market. Sponsorships are also available and include registration.

AOT Contact:

Alena Hicks at [email protected]

August 2020

Go West Summit (Rescheduled from March 2020 - VIRTUAL)

Date:

August 31 - September 2, 2020

Location:

Portland, Oregon

AOT Division:

Participants:

Trade

Self Registration - open to any Arizona Tourism Supplier

Cost:

Varies (this will be available in the rural co-op program)

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 Mitchell at [email protected] or 602-364-4157 or Joanna Tejeda at [email protected]

September 2020

Labor Day - September 7, 2020

Brand USA Travel Week in the UK - VIRTUAL

Date:

September 21 - 25, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingom

Participants:

Participation is open to any Arizona tourism entities.

Cost:

$4,000 for virtual pod

This event is self-registration at https://brandusatravelweekeurope.com/

Audience:

Program Summary:

 

AOT Contact:

UK Tour operators / there is no media component to Travel Week that we know of yet.

Join us for the annual Brand USA Travel Week Europe event, September 21-25, 2020 in London, England. 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.

Jessica Mitchell at [email protected]

22nd American Indian Tourism Conference - VIRTUAL

Date:

September 14 - 18, 2020

Location:

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation - We-Ko-Pa Resort

Participants:

Participation is open to any Arizona tourism entities.

Cost:

Costs vary depending on level of participation, $425 to $575. 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.

Audience:

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

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.

October 2020

ITB (International Travel Exchange Berlin) - Rescheduled from March 2020

Date:

October, 2021

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Participants:

Trade

AOT Division:

German Trade Reps TRM will represent Arizona

Audience:

German travel trade

Program Summary:

The International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin is known throughout the world as the leading trade fair for the global tourism industry. ITB has rolled out an October event – in person and virtual for tour operators and suppliers. AOT will co-op into a booth with other Travel Marketing Romberg clients and TMR will conduct all appts on our behalf. Any leads will be distributed after final show report is received.

AOT Contact:

Jessica Mitchell at [email protected]

Canada Media Mission - Planning on Hold

Date:

Week of October 26, 2020

Location:

Vancouver and possibly Toronto and Montreal

Participants:

Open to all PR partners in Arizona that represent tourism entities.

Cost:

AOT Division:

Audience:

$1,200 per delegate plus travel expenses and shipping

Trade

Canadian travel media

Program Summary:

Western Canada is a key market for Arizona. Vancouver boasts a high number of quality writers and editors. AOT will plan a media breakfast & Media evening event.

AOT Contact:

Becky Blaine at [email protected]

Western Canada Sales Mission - Planning on Hold

Date:

Week of October 19 or October 26, 2020

Location:

Vancouver, Canada + Edmonton or Calgary

Participants:

Open to all tourism suppliers partners in Arizona

AOT Division:

Audience:

Trade

Canadian travel trade

Program Summary:

Western Canada is a key market for Arizona. Alberta & B.C. have the highest visitation rates to Arizona. Trade will join PR in Vancouver & then continue to a 2nd city.

November 2020

Travel Classics West - Planning on Hold

Date:

November 12 - 15, 2020

Location:

Participants:

AOT Division:

Cost:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Participation is open to any Arizona tourism supplier.

Media

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.

Audience:

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

Program Summary:

AOT will host the Media Marketplace with Arizona PR partners on Thursday, November 12th.

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 Adventure, Self, Robb Report, AARP Magazine, Men’s Journal, Golf for Women, Saveur and more. Travel Classics West alternates annually between Scottsdale, Arizona and another western destination in North America.

AOT Contacts:

Becky Blaine at [email protected]

December 2020

January 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 18, 2021

Mexico Trade and Media Mission - Planning on Hold

Date:

January 2021

Locations:

México City & Monterrey

Participants:

Open to all AZ Tourism Suppliers

Cost:

Audience:

$2,500 per delegate plus travel expenses and shipping

Travel trade professionals and media representatives in Mexico City and Guadalajara

Program Summary:

AOT will host a series of 1:1 meetings in Mexico City and Guadalajara to educate tour operators, travel agents and journalists about Arizona’s world-class tourism amenities.

AOT Contacts:

Joanna Tejeda at [email protected]

February 2021

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

L.A. & San Francisco Media Mission - Planning on Hold

Date:

February 2021 – Looking at February 1 – 5, San Francisco then L.A.

Location:

Los Angeles & San Francisco, CA

AOT Division:

Media Relations

Cost:

$1200 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 Contact:

Becky Blaine at [email protected]

Australia/NZ Visit USA Roadshow - Planning on Hold

Date:

February 22 - 26, 2021 (Tentative + NZ dates)

Location:

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney + Auckland and Christchurch, NZ

AOT Division:

Trade & Media

Program Summary:

Organized by the Visit USA Committee, this is a 3 city roadshow for travel agents in AU/NZ, Brand USA B2B Day and TravMedia IMM Day. AOT Trade & Media division will attend again in FY21. Arizona continues to see growth from the Australia/NZ market. Partners can register individually, please visit http://visitusa.org.au/ for more information.

AOT Contact:

Becky Blaine at [email protected]

March 2021

Go West Summit - VIRTUAL

Date:

March 1 - 5, 2021

Location:

AOT Division:

Anchorage, Alaska

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 Mitchell at [email protected] or Joanna Tejeda at [email protected]

China Trade and Media Mission - Planning on Hold

Date:

March 2021

Location:

Cities TBD

Participants:

AOT only

AOT Division:

Trade & Media

Program Summary:

AOT’s trade and media representative in China, AVIA Reps, will coordinate a mission in China. The events in each city will typically include a destination presentation followed by a luncheon as well as specific meetings and one-on-one media appointments.

AOT Contact:

Trade & Media: Kim Todd at [email protected]

IMM Berlin TRAVMEDIA Day

Date:

March 9, 2021

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Participants:

Open to all statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

AOT Division:

Media Relations

Cost:

Program Summary:

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 Contact:

Marjorie Magnusson at [email protected]

TRAVMEDIA International Media Marketplace (IMM) London

Date:

March 15, 2021 - TBD

Location:

London

AOT Division:

AOT’s Media Rep in the UK will represent the state

Participants:

Self Registration – Open to any Arizona tourism supplier

Audience:

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]

UK Media Mission - After IMM London - Planning on Hold

Date:

March 16 – 19, 2021

Location:

London + 1 other location TBD

Participants:

Participation is open to statewide tourism suppliers. Preference will be given to Arizona CVBs, Chambers, DMOs first

Cost:

$2,500 per DMO / 1 delegate per DMO. Contact AOT if you wish to bring more than one delegate.

Audience:

AOT and its partners will host trade & media functions in London to educate the travel trade and journalists about Arizona’s world class tourism amenities.

AOT Contacts:

Kim Todd at [email protected]

April 2021

Easter - April 4, 2021

Dallas Travel & Adventure Consumer Show - Rescheduled from March 2020

Date:

April 10 - 11, 2021

Location:

Dallas, TX

Participants:

AOT Division:

Cost:

Open to statewide DMO partners, CVBs & Chambers

Marketing (Travel & Adventure show booths)

Varies (will be available in Rural Co-op)

Program Summary:

AOT will anchor an “Arizona Row” at the Dallas Travel & Adventure show the weekend of April 10-11, 2021. This show sees around 13K consumers and Dallas is a new target city for AOT. https://travelshows.com/shows/dallas/

AOT Contacts:

Alena Hicks will be the main point of contact for the Travel & Adventure shows. She will distribute a participation form and booth information. This will be available in rural co-op.

Marketing Partnerships: Alena Hicks at [email protected]

Travel Classics International - Media Only - Rescheduled from May 2020

Date:

April 24 - 27, 2021

Location:

Lausanne, Switzerland

Participants:

Cost:

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 top-notch 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 at [email protected]

May 2021

Memorial Day - May 31, 2021