Connect Travel Marketplace, which brings decision-makers from top international travel buyers together with North American travel industry suppliers, will be held February 20-22, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee Florida.
Connect Travel Marketplace combines a robust educational program with efficient, effective and prescheduled, one-on-one appointments that enable buyers and sellers to expedite the sales process and close business.
The inaugural Connect Travel Marketplace, held in Orlando, facilitated 11,773 individual meetings among destination marketing organizations, hotels, resorts, attractions and tour operators from 20 countries.
"Connect Travel Marketplace works because we host the right people from the largest international tour operators, at the right time of the year for them to build their North American product offering, and in a format that is tailor-made for business development," said Connect Travel Marketplace General Manager Shari Bailey. "Based on the feedback that we have received from buyers and suppliers alike, we anticipate that the show will grow significantly in 2019."
"International visitation to our region is vital, and the inaugural Connect Travel Marketplace was extremely productive for Experience Kissimmee and for our partners," said DT Minich, president and CEO with Experience Kissimmee. "We are very excited to host Connect Travel Marketplace 2019, and to showcase Kissimmee to over 200 international tour operators from around the world."