August 26, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Denver, CO (prleap)Immediate Release — Hall-Erickson, Inc. and the Association of Group Travel Organizers International (AGTOI) announced they have collaborated to establish a Hosted Buyers Program to bring a delegation of leisure group travel organizers to the 2006 Motivation (IT & ME) Show in Chicago, IL, September 26-28.

Hall-Erickson, Inc. is the organizer of the annual Motivation Show. AGTOI is an association of travel professionals who organize, sell, and operate personalized leisure group travel worldwide.

In announcing the Hosted Buyers Program, Pete Erickson, President of Hall-Erickson said, “The leisure group travel market is huge and growing but many travel suppliers have yet to understand and cater to this market segment. I am pleased that at this year’s Motivation Show our exhibitors are going to have a chance to personally meet with the professional leisure group travel organizers who are at the forefront of this booming business. Partnering with the AGTOI to bring these group travel buyers to the Motivation Show is a winning opportunity for all concerned.”

“The Motivation Show will be a very special event for group travel organizers participating in our Hosted Buyers Program,” said Carl Meadows, President of the AGTOI. “For many, this will be their first time to attend this show, and it will be a tremendous opportunity and experience for them”

“The Motivation Show is a great venue for our members to meet individually with travel suppliers who can offer them an extensive array of new group travel possibilities,” Mr. Meadows added. “We are excited about the new program for our members and very pleased to be part of Hall-Erickson’s efforts to bring this new group of influential buyers to their show.”

During the show, AGTOI members will also be treated to free transportation to and from the show, free admission, seminars, special events, and networking receptions and social functions. AGTOI attendees at the Motivation Show will be recognizable by their special color-coded badge and ribbon identifying them as an AGTOI Leisure Group Travel Organizer.

For more information about the 2006 Motivation (IT & ME) Show, please call 1-800-752-6312, e-mail them at, or visit their website at

For more information about the AGTOI and the Hosted Buyers Program, please e-mail them at or visit their website at . The phone number for AGTOI is 303-571-9330.