for travel advisors, travel media and other travel professionals.

  • "Understanding Travel For 2024 - record breaking growth in travel…where, which categories and which tools are important"
  • “How tours make you money and the world more sustainable”
    Moderator: Terry Dale, President, US Tour Operators Association (USTOA)
    Speakers: Kevin Hichour, General Manager, Holidays with Downtown; Tara Lano, Global Product & Marketing Leader - Global Wholesale, GOGO Vacations; Jeff Klainberg, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sceptre Vacations; Guy Young, Chief Engagement Officer, The Travel Corporation USA
  • "The Impact of AI in the Travel Industry: Challenges & Opportunities for Travel Advisors, Tourism Professionals, & Journalists"
    Presented by Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
    Speakers: Seth Borko, Skift; Ian Fitzpatrick, World Footprints; Eben Peck, American Society of Travel Advisors; Chun Wright, IP lawyer; Shelonda Stokes, Go Downtown Baltimore
  • New York Travel New Developments
  • "Africa Travel Update"  Presented by Africa Tourism Association (ATA), Speakers: TBA
  • "Latest Trends in Asia Pacific - Strong travel demand for sustainable tourism and remarkable destinations"  Presented by Pacific Asia Travel Association (NY PATA), Speakers: Elizabeth Chin, ECI Travelworld; Boris Miketic, Boris World of Travel
  • "Cuba Travel: Still Hard To Reach … But So Rewarding When You Arrive" Presented by John McAuliff, Cuba/US People to People Partnership, Speakers: Rita McNiff, Like a Cuban; Ena Garay, Travels with Ena; Manny Kopstein, Cuba Travel Adventures Group; Peggy Goldman, Friendly Planet
  • Keynote – “Visions of the Future of Travel”
  • "Why the student market matters to your business"  Moderator: Carylann Assante, CEO, SYTA and the SYTA Youth Foundation; Speakers: Guarav Namit, Vice President, Four Winds Tours; Bruce Rickert, President, Peak Group Travel; Adam White, Founder of Atlas Workshops; and Alex Urdaneta, CEO, Viajes A Plus Tours.
  • “Elevate and Excel: Maximize Earnings in Your Travel Agent Career”
    Speakers: Amy Reed, Director of Operations, Travel+Leisure GO; and Michelle Payatte, Brand Ambassador, VAX Vacation Access.
  • “The Future of Air Travel - Improving air travel through Airport construction and development as a destination as well as new Airplane construction and new fuels.
    Speakers :TBD
  • "Cruise Travel" (1) Ocean Cruise Travel (2) Expedition Cruising, Speakers TBA
  • “River Cruise Travel”
  • The Middle East: New Openings and New Alliances Open Up Ancient Destinations.
    Moderator: Michael Luongo, Freelance Journalist & Instructor, Purdue University Hospitality & Tourism Management
    Speakers: Chad Martin, Director, Northeast Region, Israel Ministry of Tourism; Amalia Lazarov, Travel + Leisure Top Travel Advisor: Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and U.A.E. Specialist; Rasha Shaath, Saudi Tourism Authority
  • "Family Travel Trends & Results of Annual Survey Research" Presented by Peter Bopp, FTA Research Advisor
  • “What Does the Future of LGBTQ+ Travel Look Like?”
    Moderator: Aurelio Giordano, Owner/Travel Agent, Ace World Travel;
    Speakers: Meg Ten Eyck, CEO of EveryQueer; and speaker TBA
  • “Better Together – In an era of polarization and ultra competitiveness, destinations and other organizations can benefit from creating important advocacy networks to help better understand the challenges of working collaboratively to solve regional problems.
    Speakers from the Adventure Travel Trade Association, The Florida Adventure Travel Network, and The Nordics.
  • "Tourism Resurgence in the Caribbean”
  • Adventure Connect Reception sponsored by ATTA and Nordic
  • ITS2023 Industry Reception