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Trade & Media Events Calendar

AOT’s FY19 Trade Shows, Trade & Media Missions, Press Trips, FAMS and Events. AOT welcomes statewide Arizona DMOs, chambers of commerce, convention and visitor bureaus, tourism suppliers and tribal entities. 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.

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June 2019

US Travel Association's IPW

Date:

June 1 - 5, 2019

Location:

Anaheim, CA

Participants:

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

Cost:

Varies By Exhibit Size

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

International Tourism Buyers and Media

AOT Contact:

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

UK, Ireland, and France Media Mission

Date:

June 17 - 21, 2019

Location:

London, Dublin, and Paris

Participants:

AOT Only

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

AOT will host media functions in London, Dublin, and Paris to educate journalists about Arizona's world class tourism amenities. Additionally, we will schedule media deskside appointments in each city.

AOT Contact:

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

July 2019

Calgary Stampede

Date:

July 11 - 15, 2019

Location:

Calgary, Alberta in partnership with Air Canada

Participants:

TBD

Cost:

TBD

AOT Division:

Trade/Media & Consumer Marketing

Audience:

AOT's consumer marketing division will host consumer activations in Calgary over multiple days to promote travel to Arizona. More information forthcoming.

AOT Contact:

Becky Blaine at [email protected]

Governor's Conference on Tourism - "GCoT"

Date:

July 22 - 24, 2019

Location:

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson

Participants:

Open to all Arizona Tourism Entities

Cost:

All registration information is available on http://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 2019

ESTO Conference

Date:

August 17 - 20, 2019

Location:

Austin, Texas

Participants:

AOT will send staff representatives from the Marketing, Trade, and Media Relations divisions to attend.

Cost:

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

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

Travel Industry Education - State and City DMO Representatives

AOT Contact:

Alena Hicks at [email protected]

September 2019

Brand USA Travel Week in the UK

Date:

September 9 - 13, 2019

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Participants:

Participation is open to any Arizona tourism entities.

Cost:

$4,950.00 per exhibitor, $1,000.00 per additional delegate.
This event is self-registration at https://traveltrade.visittheusa.com/brand-usa-travel-week-2019

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

UK Tour Operators / there is no media component to Travel Week.

AOT Contact:

Jessica Mitchell at [email protected]

21st American Indian Tourism Conference

Date:

September 16 - 19, 2019

Location:

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Participants:

Participation is open to any Arizona tourism entities.

Cost:

Varies depending on level of participation; $425.00 to $575.00. All registration information is available on https://aianta.org/aitc or by calling 505-724-3592.

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

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

AOT Contact:

N/A

Travel Classics West

Date:

September 26 - 29, 2019

Location:

Whistler, British Columbia

Participants:

Participation is open to any Arizona tourism supplier.

Cost:

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.

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

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

AOT Contact:

Becky Blaine at [email protected]

China Trade and Media Mission (2nd Tier Cities)

Date:

September 2019

Location:

TBD

Participants:

AOT Only to scout new 2nd tier cities for December mission.

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

Trade & Media

Audience:

N/A

AOT Contact:

Trade Contact: Becky Blaine at [email protected]
Media Contact: Kim Todd at [email protected]

October 2019

International Media Tour

Date:

Late October 2019 (Potentially Early November 2019)

Location:

Hopi, Navajo, White Mountain Apache, Valley

Participants:

N/A

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

German speaking travel writers.

AOT Contact:

Marjorie Magnusson at [email protected]

Vancouver Media Mission

Date:

October 2019

Location:

Vancouver, Canada

Participants:

AOT Only

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

Media

Audience:

Canadian Travel Media

AOT Contact:

Becky Blaine at [email protected]

ILTM China

Date:

October 30th - November 1st, 2019

Location:

Vancouver, Canada

Participants:

AOT's Chinese trade representatives will attend.

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

Trade

Audience:

N/A

AOT Contact:

Jessica Mitchell at [email protected]

November 2019

Chinese Media Tour

Date:

Mid November - TBD

Location:

Central / North Central Arizona

Participants:

N/A

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

Chinese Travel Writers

AOT Contact:

Kim Todd at [email protected]

NTA TREX (National Tour Association Travel Exchange)

Date:

December 8th - 12th, 2019

Location:

Fort Worth, Texas

Participants:

Open to all tourism suppliers.

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

Domestic tour operators and travel agents in the NTA network.

AOT Contact:

Olivia Hall at [email protected] or 602-364-3693

December 2019

China Trade & Media Mission

Date:

December 2019

Location:

TBD (AOT will scout 2nd tier cities in September 2019.)

Participants:

Participation is open to Arizona CVB's, Chambers, and DMO's.

Cost:

$2,500.00 per delegate plus travel expenses and shipping.

AOT Division:

Trade & Media

Audience:

N/A

AOT Contact:

Trade Contact: Jessica Mitchell at [email protected] or 602-364-4157
Media Contact: Becky Blaine at [email protected]

January 2020

NY Times Travel Show / Trade & Media Mission

Date:

January 24 - 26, 2019

Location:

New York City, New York

Participants:

Open to statewide DMO partners, CVB's, and Chambers.

Cost:

Varies (Will be available in Rural Co-op.)

AOT Division:

Marketing (NY Times Travel Show Booths)

Trade & Media (Trade & Media Event)

Audience:

N/A

AOT Contact:

Marketing Partnership: Alena Hicks at [email protected] or 602-364-3759

Trade & Media Contact: Becky Blaine at [email protected]

February 2020

Media Tour: To Be Announced

Date:

February 2020

Location:

TBD - Tour will start / end in the valley.

Participants:

N/A

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

Media Relations

Audience:

N/A

AOT Contact:

Marjorie Magnusson at [email protected] or 602-364-3695
or
Kim Todd at [email protected] or 602-364-3305

Eastern Canada Mission

Date:

February 2020

Location:

Montreal & Toronto

Participants:

Participation is open to Arizona CVB's, Chambers, and DMO's.

Cost:

$1,600.00 for both cities or $800.00 for one city, plus travel expenses and shipping.

AOT Division:

Trade & Media

Audience:

Eastern Canada travel trade and media.

AOT Contact:

Trade Contact: Olivia Hall at [email protected] or 602-364-3693
Media Contact: Becky Blaine at [email protected]

March 2020

TRAVMedia International Media Marketplace (IMM) London

Date:

March 2020

Location:

London, England

Participants:

N/A

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

Media

Audience:

UK Media

AOT Contact:

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

UK Media Mission

Date:

March 2020 (To coincide with IMM London.)

Location:

London, England

Participants:

Participation is open to Arizona CVB's, Chambers, and DMO's.

Cost:

$2,000.00

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

AOT and its partners will host a media function in London to educate journalists about Arizona's world class tourism amenities. Additionally, we will schedule media desk side appointments.

AOT Contact:

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

Discover America USA Travelshow - Denmark

Date:

March 1 - 2, 2020

Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Participants:

Self Registration - Open to any Arizona tourism supplier.

Cost:

Approx. $900.00 if you are a Bronze Sponsor (2 Badges).

AOT Division:

Trade will attend.

Audience:

Travel Trade & Media in the Nordic Market

AOT Contact:

Jessica Mitchell at [email protected]

ITB (International Travel Exchange Berlin) and IMM Berlin

Date:

March 3 - 6, 2020

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Participants:

Open to statewide DMO partners, CVB's, and Chambers (Trade only). Kaus Media for AOT (Media only).

Cost:

$4,000.00 to be in the tradeshow booth.

AOT Division:

Trade & Media

Audience:

German travel trade professionals and media.

AOT Contact:

Trade Contact: Jessica Mitchell at [email protected] or 602-364-4157
Media Contact: Marjorie Magnusson at [email protected] or 602-364-3695

Autralia Sales Mission

Date:

March 2020

Location:

Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Australia

Participants:

Open to statewide tourism partners.

Cost:

$2,500.00 participation fee per partner (not including travel costs).

AOT Division:

Trade & Media

Audience:

N/A

AOT Contact:

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

Go West Summit

Date:

March 24 - 27, 2020

Location:

Portland, Oregon

Participants:

N/A

Cost:

Varies (This will be available through the Rural Co-op.)

AOT Division:

Trade

Audience:

N/A

AOT Contact:

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

Dallas Travel & Adventure Consumer Show / Trade & Media Event

Date:

March 27 - 29, 2020 (Travel & Adventure show is March 28 & 29)

Location:

Dallas, Texas

Participants:

Open to statewide DMO partners, CVB's, and Chambers.

Cost:

Varies (Will be available in Rural Co-op.)

AOT Division:

Marketing (Travel & Adventure Show Booths), Trade & Media Event

Audience:

N/A

AOT Contact:

Marketing Partnership: Alena Hicks at [email protected]
Trade & Media: Becky Blaine at [email protected]

April 2020

Germany Media Mission

Date:

April 2020

Location:

Hamburg and Munich, Germany and Vienna, Austria

Participants:

AOT Only

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

German media representatives.

AOT Contact:

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

Mexico Trade & Media Mission

Date:

Spring 2020

Location:

Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico

Participants:

Participation is open to Arizona CVB's, Chambers, and DMO's.

Cost:

$1,500.00 per delegate plus travel expenses and shipping.

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

Travel trade professionals and media representatives in Mexico City and Guadalajara.

AOT Contact:

Media Contact: Kim Todd at [email protected] or 602-364-3305
Trade Contact: Olivia Hall at [email protected] or 602-364-3693

Travel Classics International

Date:

April 30 - May 3, 2020

Location:

Lausanne, Switzerland

Participants:

International Travel Writers and Editors

Cost:

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

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

N/A

AOT Contact:

Becky Blaine at [email protected]

May 2020

UK Trade Mission

Date:

TBD - March or May 2020

Location:

London and TBD

Participants:

Participation is open to Arizona CVB's, Chambers, and DMO's.

Cost:

$2,000.00

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

AOT and its partners will host media functions in London and Dublin to educate journalists about Arizona's world class tourism amenities. Additionally, we will schedule media deskside appointments in each city.

AOT Contact:

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

Mexican Media Tour

Date:

May 2019

Location:

TBD - Tour will start / end in the Valley.

Participants:

N/A

Cost:

N/A

AOT Division:

Media Relations

Audience:

N/A

AOT Contact:

Jessica Mitchell at [email protected]

US Travel Association's IPW

Date:

May 30 - June 3, 2020

Location:

Las Vegas, Nevada

Participants:

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

Cost:

Varies by exhibit size.

AOT Division:

N/A

Audience:

International tourism buyers and media.

AOT Contact:

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