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The Travel Agent Showcase is Sponsored by

Industry training & networking opportunity before the Star Tribune Vacation & Travel Experience opens to the public. 

  • Connect with destinations, hoteliers, cruise lines, and tour operators to learn about new products and travel opportunities
  • Receive special offers and agent incentives directly from the vendors
  • Enter to win a free trip and door prizes
  • Drinks & hors d’oeuvres will be served
  • Open to all Travel Agents, Travel Media, Travel Managers, Owners and Consultants

Visit Tampa Bay will be giving away a trip at the Friday night reception!

 – Available to travel agents only
 – Includes 2 night hotel stay


Friday, November 9, 2018

  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm: Visit Anchorage Training/Certification Workshop (Rm. 201 A & B)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Maui CVB Training Workshop (Rm. 201 A & B)
  • 5:30 – 8:00 pm: Open Trade Tables & Industry Networking Reception (Hall E – Beer Dabbler Pavilion)
  • 6:30 pm: Israel Ministry of Tourism Short Video Presentation & Trip Drawing (Hall E – Beer Dabbler Pavilion)

Registration $10 per person

Registration is open to all Travel Agents, Travel Media, Travel Managers, Owners and Consultants. Registration includes access to all training workshops, the industry reception and complimentary access to the Travel Expo Floor all weekend long.

Travel Agent Showcase exhibitors include

  • AMAwaterways
  • Aruba Tourism Authority
  • ASTA Upper Midwest
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Carnival Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Celtic Journeys
  • Cozumel Hotel Association
  • El Cozumeleño Beach Resort
  • Funjet
  • Ganglers’ North Seal Wilderness Sub-Arctic Adventures
  • Globus
  • Holland America Cruise
  • India Tourism
  • Maui CVB
  • Mayan Princess Resort
  • Rain Forest Tours
  • Safari Legacy
  • St. Kitts & Nevis Tourism
  • Sun Country
  • Tahiti Tourisme
  • Virgin Islands
  • Visit Anchorage
  • Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
  • Visit Tampa Bay
  • Wilderness North

The Trade-Only showcase is exclusively for travel professionals. It is where business gets done, where negotiations take place and where new alliances are made. It provides opportunities for travel agents, wholesalers, packagers, and suppliers to work together, develop industry relationships, and explore new ideas for strategic growth.