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FULL TRAVEL EXCHANGE SCHEDULE

Below you will find the daily schedule for Travel Exchange. Click the plus symbol to expand each day.

  • Pre-Fam (open to tour operators and travel agents only)
    Sponsored by Travel Nevada

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Shuttle service from airport (RNO) to Travel Exchange hotel (Every 30 minutes)
    Sponsored by Reno Tahoe

10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • NTA Board of Directors Meeting & Working Lunch

6 – 8 p.m.

  • NTA Past Presidents/Chair & Board of Directors Reception & Dinner
    Sponsored by Sports Leisure Vacations and Sweet Home Alabama 

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Registration
  • Media Office
  • Seminar Office

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • NTA Exhibitor Move-In

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Sightseeing Tours
    Sponsored by Reno Tahoe

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Shuttle service from airport (RNO) to Travel Exchange hotel (every 30 minutes)
    Sponsored by Reno Tahoe

2 – 3:30 p.m.

  • International Destination Best Pitch Sessions

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

  • How to TREX: Expand Your Network (While You Laugh)
    Speaker: Brad Montgomery

4:45 – 6 p.m.

  • All Attendee Reception
    Sponsored by Visit Montgomery

5 – 6 p.m.

  • ITMI Reception
    Hosted by ITMI
  • First-timers Reception

6:45 p.m.

  • Continuous shuttle service to Icebreaker

7 – 10 p.m.

  • Icebreaker at the National Automobile Museum
    Sponsored by Reno Tahoe and Travel Nevada

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

  • Buyer Breakfast
    Tour operators and travel agents only
    Sponsored by Visit Clarksville

7:30 a.m. –  8:30 a.m.

  • Continental Breakfast on the Floor
    All Attendees

8 a.m. –  5:15 p.m.

  • Registration
  • Media Office

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Embrace Your Awesomeness: It’s All About the People
    Speaker: Brad Montgomery

10 a.m. – Noon

  • North American Sales Missions

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

  • Luncheon
    Sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • DMO Appointment Session
  • Tour Director Interviews Group

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Selling from a Position of POWER
    Speaker: Larry Mersereau
  • Legal Topics for Tour Directors
    Speaker: Jeff Ment, The Ment Law Group

2 – 3 p.m.

  • Media Conference

3 – 4 p.m.

  • Markets Roundtable
  • Caldwell CPAs for Tour Directors & Tour Guides
    Speakers: Bill Caldwell and Lisa Curtin, Caldwell CPAs

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Suppliers, You Know Tour Operators Can’t Live Without You!
    Speaker: Jeff Ment, The Ment Law Group
  • STAND OUT Personal Branding
    Speaker: Larry Mersereau

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Happy Hour
  • International Meet-up
  • FTA Meet-up

Evening

  • Dine Around

8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

  • AfterGlow
    Sponsored by Aon

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

  • FTA Member Breakfast & Networking (FTA members or invitation only)
    Keynote Presenter: Rajan Zed
    Sponsored by Ed-Ventures

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

  • Continental Breakfast on the Floor
    All Attendees

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Registration
  • Media Office
  • Seminar Office

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • TREX Floor

8:45 – 12:15 p.m.

  • DMO Exchange Session
  • Tour Director Interviews Group

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Ask the Operator for Tour Suppliers
  • STAND OUT Personal Branding
    Speaker: Larry Mersereau

10 – 11 a.m.

  • Build a Powerful Cross-promotion ‘Marketing Layer Cake’
    Speaker: Sheila Scarborough, Tourism Currents
  • Jeff Ment for Tour Directors & Tour Guides
    Speaker: Jeff Ment, The Ment Law Group

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • Tour Supplier Network Forum (for NTA tour supplier members only)
    Moderator: Holly Williamson, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
  • Ask the CPAs for Tour Directors & Guides
    Speakers: Bill Caldwell and Lisa Curtin, Caldwell CPAs

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

  • Luncheon
    Sponsored by Golden Corral and Norwegian Cruise Line

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

  • Oopsism: Communicating Effectively Across Cultures in the 21st Century
    Speaker: Dr. Terry Nelson, University of Alaska-Anchorage
  • New Perspectives on Wellness Tourism
    Speaker: Laura Powell

3 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Supplier Exchange Session

3 – 4 p.m.

  • Tell Your Story Your Way: How to Run a Successful CVB or DMO Blog
    Speaker: Sheila Scarborough, Tourism Currents
  • Ask the Operator for Tour Directors/Guides

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

  • DMO Network Forum (DMOs only)
    Moderator: Frances Manzitto, Visit Clarksville
  • What Would You Do? How to Handle the Unexpected on the Road
    Moderator: Mikall Buetler

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

  •  Fiesta de TREX!
    Sponsored by A Closer Look Tours

Evening

  • Dine Around

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

  • Continental Breakfast on the Floor
    All Attendees

8 a.m. – Noon

  • Registration

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • TREX Floor
  • Media Office
  • Seminar Office

8:30 a.m. – Noon

  • Supplier Exchange Session

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

  • Strategies for Extending Your Season
    Speaker: Laura Powell
  • Help Me Get More Out of LinkedIn
    Speaker: Sheila Scarborough, Tourism Currents

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

  • Horseshoes, Hiking, and Hi-Tech: Marketing a Diverse Region
    Speaker: Kate Cox, CTP, Explore Cochise County
  • Culinary Destination Marketing in Uncertain Times
    Speaker: Erik Wolf, World Food Travel Association

11 a.m. – Noon

  • How to Get Serious About Your Integrity
    Speaker: Bret Simmons, Ph.D, University of Nevada, Reno

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

  • Luncheon
    Sponsored by Visit Cheyenne

1:30 – 5:15 p.m.

  • Supplier Exchange Session

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Ask the Operators for DMOs
  • Adding Technology to Your Tours
    Speaker: Carol Kendrick

3 – 4 p.m.

  • Meaningful Travel and the Tourism Cares Meaningful Travel Map
    Speaker: John Sutherland, Tourism Cares

5:15 – 6 p.m.

  • Exhibitor Tear Down

7 – 10 p.m.

  • Final Night Party
    Sponsored by Shreveport-Bossier City and Louisiana Office of Tourism

4 – 11 a.m.

  • Shuttle service from Travel Exchange hotels to airport (RNO) (Every 30 minutes)
    Sponsored by Reno Tahoe
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