Selling Travel Connect: North America

It’s time to connect, engage and be inspired by North America.

London (waiting list only)

April 17
6pm – 9.15pm
Tower Suites by Blue Orchid Hotels, 100 Minories, London, EC3N 1JY

Manchester

April 18
6pm – 9.15pm
Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BT

There are only a few spots remaining, so register now to avoid disappointment.

18.00 – 18.30

Settle in

Enjoy a drink and some food whilst you network with colleagues and suppliers

18.30-20.30

Supplier speed-dating

Meet with suppliers in quick ten-minute meetings. Make sure to drop off your business card at each supplier to be included in the prize draws. Listen for the alarm to signal the ten minutes are over before moving to the next table.

20.30-21.00

Q&A

Suppliers will answer your questions in a Q&A panel.

21.00

Prize draws

Stick around after the Q&A for your chance to win some unmissable prizes.

21.45

Finish

Time to head home and reflect on a great evening!

AerLingus

Aer Lingus (MCR only)

Win a place on a fam trip on Aer Lingus direct flights from Manchester to Barbados, JFK or Orlando!

Aer Lingus is the Irish flag carrier, founded in 1936. In summer 2023, Aer Lingus will operate over 100 routes, flying to over 71 direct routes and to 62 destinations from Ireland to the UK and Europe. The airline operates 16 transatlantic routes from Dublin, Shannon and Manchester UK to North America and the Caribbean. Aer Lingus is a 4-Star airline, awarded by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation. Aer Lingus is a member of International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world’s largest airline groups.

Contact: Ivan Beacom

aerlingus.com


Delta

Delta Air Lines (LDN only)

Win a $1000 Delta travel voucher!

Delta is the U.S. global airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience, dedicated to ensuring that the future of travel is connected, personalized and enjoyable.

In the U.K. Delta partners with Virgin Atlantic to offer customers an extensive network with up to 39 daily flights to the U.S. this summer, including a new Delta nonstop flight from Gatwick to New York-JFK.

On board, there’s a choice of cabin for every travel style. Delta’s fleet of Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 aircraft on U.K. flights features a choice of up to four cabin experiences including Delta One® suite and Delta Premium Select.

Contact: Kate Devereux katie.devereux@delta.com

delta.com


AirCanada

Air Canada

Win an Air Canada Backpack and Red Letter Days £100 gift card!

Air Canada offers more non-stop services from London Heathrow to Canada than any other airline. For Summer 2023 this includes four daily services to Toronto, twice daily flights to Montreal plus daily flights to Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax. In addition to our flights from London we will also offer a daily flight from Edinburgh to Toronto plus five weekly flights from Manchester to Toronto, from Toronto you can connect on to numerous Canadian destinations.

Contact: Wayne Birnie (London), Kevin Rogers (Manchester)

aircanada.com


BrandUSA

Brand USA (LDN only)

Brand USA is the official destination marketing organisation for the United States. Our mission is to increase international visitation, spend, and market share to enhance the image of the USA worldwide. We also communicate the U.S. entry/exit policies and procedures – and changes in visa requirements for international travellers.

Are you a member of the USA Discovery Program? Become an officially accredited USA Specialist by taking badges and learning more about the USA. Impress your clients with your knowledge and have fun learning too! Sign up to the program today and learn more about the USA!

Contact: Sarah Beckwith sbeckwith@thebrandusa.co.uk

Join the USA Discovery Program: USADiscoveryProgram.co.uk 


BAandAA

American Airlines & British Airways

Together, the Atlantic Joint Business carriers, Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia offer your customers 100+ daily flights between North America and UK, Europe with connections beyond. Fly through our hubs in major cities, including Chicago, Dublin, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Miami and New York.

We offer the best premium experience across the Atlantic with a lie-flat seat capacity of over 4000 daily. American Airlines and British Airways are co-located at New York JFK Terminal 8, enabled by a $400 million investment. 3 distinctive custom lounges combine the best of both brands. Terminal 8 also offers convenient connections to Finnair and Iberia flights.

AA and BA are also the only joint business to offer a true first class-option between LHR-JFK with up to 10+ daily nonstop flights.

Together, we offer coordinated schedules that make connecting easier. Our customers can also use one ticket across carriers, with seamless check-in across partners. Our world-class loyalty program offers more miles, lounge access and reciprocal elite status privileges.

Each AJB carrier is also committed to sustainability goals, including investments in Sustainable Aviation Fuel.

Contact: Dave O’Grady (BA), Bav Chopra (AA)

ba.com; aa.com


CincyRegion

Cincy Region (MCR only)

Win a bottle of new Riff bourbon, worth over £60!

Cincy Region is where Ohio’s Midwest friendliness and Kentucky’s Southern charm are connected by the historic Roebling Suspension Bridge. It’s where urban art and street food meet green spaces and waterways. With a direct British Airways flight to the region, here are some great reasons to recommend a visit.

Did you know that Newport in Northern Kentucky was the original Sin City…and that Celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin were regular visitors during the gambling boom, not to mention gangster Al Capone?

You might also be surprised to learn the Cincy Region has the biggest Oktoberfest outside of Munich, celebrated today in the exciting Over The Rhine district.

Year-round, visitors can tour National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to learn how escaped slaves were smuggled to “free states” via a secret network of safe houses.

The Cincinnati Art Museum includes works by Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso and there are giant murals from today’s cutting-edge artists throughout Downtown, while designs in neon dazzle at the American Sign Museum. And finally, the region’s booming bourbon bar and distillery scene earned the Northern Kentucky and Cincy region a spot on Conde Nast Traveler’s list of the Best Places to Go in the USA in 2023.

Contact: Viara Challier viara.challier@btinternet.com

visitcincy.com


Miami

Greater Miami & Miami Beach (LDN only)

Win a Miami Beach goodie bag!

What sets Greater Miami and Miami Beach apart from other great destinations? Just about everything. A little over a century ago, this seductive city was created as a pioneer trading post on the banks of the Miami River. Today, it’s known as one of the most welcoming, progressive and exciting places in the world. Thanks to its amazing weather, thriving arts scene, diverse population and non-stop nightlife, Greater Miami has earned its spot as one of the preferred holiday destinations. Its multifaceted appeal lets visitors enjoy second-to-none fun-in-the-sun partying, in addition to scoping out elite cultural happenings in a city that never sleeps.

The attractions line-up includes unique natural wonders like the Everglades, miles of sandy beaches, top sports teams and events, and world-class museums and festivals that you won’t find anywhere else. With a wide range of events, accommodations and nightlife, Greater Miami is unique, sophisticated and sexy. Get one step closer to the holiday of a lifetime!

Contact: Sebastian Sarrasin Sebastian@representationplus.co.uk

miamiandbeaches.com


NovaScotia

Tourism Nova Scotia (LDN only)

The gateway to Atlantic Canada and only a six hour flight from the UK, this province is filled to the brim with stunning natural beauty, diverse cultures, rich heritage, and warm, friendly people. Known for its world class experiences, spectacular beaches, and a top-notch locally sourced culinary scene shaped by the sea.

From the Cabot Trail, voted time and time again as one of the world’s most scenic drives, to the Bay of Fundy, recorded to have the highest tides in the world, and included as one of the seven most breath-taking natural wonders of North America.  About the size of Scotland, and home to just under a million people, Nova Scotia is very much a road trip destination. With spectacular seaside and inland driving routes, it’s an easy destination to get around and the journey is very much part of the holiday experience.

Nova Scotia is rich in history and boasts six UNESCO designated sites; it is the perfect destination for sailing, whale watching, kayaking and more. Visitors can also go river rafting on the highest tides in the world, glamp under the stars while listening to traditional music, or learn from locals on a guided hike or paddle.

Contact: Fenella@axistravelmarketing.com

novascotia.com


Philadephia

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Contact: Julie Greenhill julie@gregevansconsultancy.com

discoverphl.com


RockyMountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer

Win a goodie bag!

Rocky Mountaineer offers luxury train journeys that showcase some of the most spectacular scenery North America has to offer. Rocky Mountaineer offers four rail routes: three that connect Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper in Western Canada; and a fourth route that travels between Denver, Colorado and Moab, Utah in the Southwest United States. It is a must-do travel experience that offers unparalleled journeys in its spacious glass-domed train coaches thanks to the incredible scenery, delicious cuisine, friendly service, and social atmosphere. Since it was founded in 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has welcomed more than two million guests and become the largest privately-owned premium tourist train in the world.

Contact: Sarah Revell, Stephanie Morgan smorgan@rockymountaineer.com (London)
Contact: Hazel Mansell (Manchester)

rockymountaineer.com


StPandC

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Win one of two goodie bags!

St. Pete/Clearwater is a gorgeous Floridian destination on the West Coast of Florida. This destination offers 35 miles of award-winning, spectacular white-sand beaches and breath-taking sunsets. With an abundance of arts and cultural must-dos, adrenalin-fuelled water sports and a fast-growing food and craft beer scene, this is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples and singles alike.

Located 90 minutes from Orlando and just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport with British Airways & Virgin Atlantic offering daily, direct flights.

St. Pete/Clearwater’s beaches have consistently been names among the best in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards. In 2021, St. Pete Beach was named America’s #1 Beach and the World’s #5 Beach.

Head over to Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach to explore the multitude of water sports including paddleboarding on the Gulf of Mexico, hop on a boat and spot wild dolphins, enjoy a hub of activity with buskers and live music or sit back and relax on the perfect stretch of beach.

Immerse yourself in some awe-inspiring arts and culture in Downtown St. Pete with a vast variety of museums and artwork (inside & outside). Dial up the heat with some of the best food and drink, whether that’s enjoying a famous sunset at one of the many local beach bars or grabbing a drink at an independent craft brewery – there are over 40!  

Contact: Peter Gregory (London), Jayne Brooke (London and Manchester)

visitstpeteclearwater.com


SunPeaks

Sun Peaks

Set amongst tree clad mountains, in the heart of British Columbia, Sun Peaks is a year-round, mountain community, with a purpose-built village, designed with visiting guests in mind.

During the summer months Sun Peaks is a haven for active holiday-makers, whether they are looking for gentle strolls to view the Alpine flowers or for adrenalin-filled downhill biking on the resort’s extensive trail network. Visitors can also enjoy British Columbia’s highest golf course, Stand-up paddleboarding or canoeing on one of the local lakes, horse riding, yoga and more, along with simply sitting back and taking in the views and the fresh mountain air.

The European-inspired, pedestrian village, features a host of locally-owned restaurants, shops and accommodation options, including a range of hotels, apartments and town-homes.

With activities and dining on offer just steps from the door of the lodging, even guests arriving for short stays, can still find time to explore and enjoy the village and area.

Guests will also savour the relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome, making them quickly feel at home. There are also a number of family activities and other entertainments on offer during the summer, including a weekly market and occasional free outdoor music concerts, furthering Sun Peaks appeal.

Contact: Dave Ashmore dave@ashmoremarketing.com

sunpeaksresort.com


United

United Airlines (MCR only)

This is the story of an airline…

And it’s a good one! Our 80,000+ hero characters are on a mission to do good in the air and on the ground, working to make the world a happier, greener, more inclusive, more fascinating place. Learn more about the story of United — the story of an airline when Good Leads The Way.

This year, we’re pleased to offer up to 27 daily departures from Edinburgh and London Heathrow, including a second daily service to Los Angeles, daily flights to Boston and increased service to New York from Edinburgh.

Our departures from London Heathrow feature 6ft 6in lie-flat, all aisle access United Polaris® business class seats, kitted with Saks Fifth Avenue luxury bedding and skincare from Sunday Riley. Our premium economy seat, United Premium Plus®, is designed for more comfort and convenience; and our ergonomically designed Economy Plus and Economy seating ensures options to suit all your traveller’s needs.

We’re 10+ years in earning a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and our historic inaugural class at our first-of-its-kind flight school, United Aviate Academy, is 80% women and people of colour. Our efforts in sustainability isn’t your average story. Sustainable aviation fuel, hydrogen engines and electric planes may sound like something from a sci-fi story, but our airline is working every day to make that idea a reality.

Contact: Jane Beeley jane.beeley@united.com

united.com


WestJet

WestJet

Win a wireless phone charger, bluetooth speaker and a model aircraft!

Since our first flight in 1996, we’ve sought to enrich the lives of everyone in our world by providing safe, friendly and affordable air travel. Right from the start, we put our guests and our people first; in doing so, we’ve become one of Canada’s most admired and respected corporate cultures. We’ve also had a lot of fun along the way. Today, flying to more than 110 destinations, we stay true to our principles and continue to strive for the highest standards of service and success. Our business is to ensure you love where you’re going, whether it’s on the trip of a lifetime or your fourth business trip this month.

This summer WestJet will fly our guests from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Dublin to our global hub in Calgary; for that once in lifetime holiday in The Rockies and Western Canada or onwards to Vancouver, Las Vegas, LA or Hawaii (to name a few) Our 787 Dreamliner has 16 lie flat beds with direct aisle access, 28 seats in a separate Premium cabin & 276 seats in economy class in a 3:3:3 configuration, meaning we have a seat for everyone.

Contact: Sean Mccafferty sean.mccafferty@apg-ga.co.uk

westjetacademy-ott.co.uk


Travelpack

Travelpack

Whether providing a tailor-made service or dealing with the most obscure requests, our team are always willing to go the extra mile to help agents secure bookings against direct sell operators. Our supplier for India is our sister company so we are able to offer an unrivalled tailored and personalised service.

We have exclusive flight, hotel and touring products from a wide range of suppliers to ensure we have competitive prices and a wide product range, including access to top sporting and music events. Our specialists in our core destinations have sold and travelled to those destinations and we continually train our staff with airlines, hotels, tourist boards, suppliers and ensure we send our team on regular FAM trips.

We offer guaranteed prices for all pre-reg holidays – the price you agree is the price you pay! If we make an error we absorb the cost.

Travelpack provides their agents with:

  • Personalised marketing materials such as social media banners, destination or special offer posters, joint leaflets, E-tickets, confirmations, vouchers etc
  • Joint marketing campaigns
  • Product- or destination-focussed training
  • Destination experts for your client events and shows
  • Fam Trips to our amazing core destinations – Canada, The USA, India, Africa, the Far East and Africa
  • White label websites and XML connectivity
  • Our five Regional Sales Managers are available on email, mobile or whatsapp seven days a week
  • Dedicated Agents’ Facebook group which have access to exclusive competitions and incentives
  • We offer price parity

Contact: Sharel D’sa sharel.dsa@travelpack.com

travelpack.com


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