RE•THINK TRAVEL MARKETING TO HOST INAUGURAL VIRTUAL TRADE SHOW NOV. 9-12
Four-Day Online Event to Connect Travel Brands with Prominent Buyers Across North America, Europe, Australia, and South America
NEW YORK (October 7, 2020): Re•think Travel Marketing, a marketing agency for the new world of travel, will present the first-ever Re•think Virtual Travel Trade Show from November 9-12. Created in response to travel industry clients looking for guidance and support through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, the bespoke online event serves to meaningfully connect travel suppliers and buyers from around the world in real time.
Over the course of four days, attendees will have the opportunity to experience up to 89 pre-scheduled one-on-one virtual meetings, live-streamed networking events, in-depth webinars and training programs, and inspirational talks on topics ranging from conservation and sustainability to epidemiology and pandemic crisis management.
Among the highly-curated roster of event speakers announced to-date include Dr. Suzanne Kerba, a risk and crisis communications expert who has led projects for some of the world’s foremost health agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control; Judy Carvalhal, Founder and CEO of Enchanted Expeditions who will share insights as to why the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador should be at the top of every post-COVID travel bucket list; and David O’Connor, President of Save Giraffes Now who will update attendees on various giraffe conservation initiatives across Africa.
“This crisis has forced travel brands to recalibrate and innovate in more ways than one, so naturally the same had to be done for their traditional sales outreach,” said Jane Behrend, Co-Founder and Partner, Re•think Travel Marketing. “Given the current climate, the goal of this show is to provide members of the travel trade a cost-effective way to connect and work together in the rebuilding of what unites all of us: our passion for the travel industry.”
For a fraction of the price of a typical in-person trade show, exhibitors will have the opportunity to directly educate prominent buyers on their product offerings, create valuable future business prospects, discover new protocols and opportunities resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, and so much more. Exhibitor pricing begins at $350 while participation is free for media and buyers (travel agencies and tour operators).
Exhibiting companies will be able to strategically interact with show-goers through their own virtual booths that can be fully customized to meet their needs. In addition to being able to share valuable brand content, such as downloadable brochures, videos, and/or presentations with a global network of pre-qualified buyers, exhibitors will also have access to a robust contact database of all event attendees allowing for seamless post-event follow-up.
Registration is open until October 15 for exhibitors and until October 30 for media and buyers. To help optimize everyone’s event experience, the Re•think Travel team will reach out to all registered attendees with guidance on how to navigate the virtual host platform prior to the event. To learn more and register today, visit www.rethinktravel.marketing/tradeshow.
Re•think Travel Marketing is a consortium of seasoned travel marketing professionals in pursuit of a shared global mission: to pioneer tourism recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collective acts as a holistic, end-to-end marketing solution for travel and tourism stakeholders to develop and implement a more resilient and sustainable brand strategy. Combining over 100 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, the integrated coalition of experts handles everything from market representation and branding to trade marketing and public relations and communications – all under one roof.
For more information on Re•think Travel Marketing, contact Jane Behrend, David DiGregorio or Hugh Hough at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @rethinktravel.marketing on Facebook and @rethink.travel on Instagram. Media inquiries may be directed to Christina Koontz at email@example.com.