National Tour Association Selects Montréal and Las Vegas to Host 2010 and 2011 Annual Conventions
April 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsApril 2007
National Tour Association Selects Montréal and Las Vegas
to Host 2010 and 2011 Annual Conventions
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The National Tour Association Board of Directors has selected the host cities for its 2010 and 2011 Annual Conventions — Montréal and Las Vegas, respectively. NTA’s Annual Convention draws qualified buyers and sellers from across the globe to convene for the premier business in the packaged travel industry.
“NTA could not be more pleased to announce our return to Canada and the great city of Montréal,” said NTA Chairman and CEO Randy Julian. “This chic metropolitan city is rich in culture and history. And the grand hotels and tremendous entertainment venues of Las Vegas make it a perfect host for the industry’s top travel professionals. NTA looks forward to doing business in these two great destinations known for hospitality and flare.”
The Convention draws tour companies, as well as destinations and suppliers, to network face-to-face, develop future travel packages and attend top-notch seminars that deliver the latest market research and trends. The Annual Convention also is home to the Tour & Travel Exchange® — the industry’s only arena for buying and selling packaged travel with a business floor that is all-access, all the time.
The 2010 Convention will take place Nov. 13–17 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
“We are thrilled that Montréal has been chosen as host city of the National Tour Association’s Annual Convention in 2010,” says Charles Lapointe, president and CEO of Tourisme Montréal. “The tour operators, tour suppliers and DMOs attending this prestigious event will have the chance to discover a sparkling city on the St. Lawrence River whose European charm and North American energy never fail to dazzle the thousands of visitors who come here annually.”
Las Vegas is the number one-trade show destination in North America for the 12th consecutive year, according to Tradeshow Week 200. The 2011 NTA Annual Convention will be held there Dec. 5–9.
Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said, “We look forward to hosting the National Tour Association for the first time and are excited to showcase Las Vegas at its Annual Convention in 2011.”
The National Tour Association has a global membership of tourism professionals involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry. Its membership includes more than 600 tour operator companies — group, independent, inbound and outbound — and the destinations and suppliers that partner with them. The association is committed to providing business results and information to its members, while offering a collaborative, caring environment in which to build relationships. For more information, please visit www.NTA.travel