Selling Travel Connect North America

We’re bringing you a selection of NEW suppliers from Canada and the USA for our dedicated Selling Travel Connect: North America in March.

  Connect with a host of tourists boards, airlines and tour operators including: Virgin Hotels, Lazy Bear Expeditions, Visit Pittsburgh, Aer Lingus, Brand USA, United Airlines, VISIT FLORIDA, Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau (YMCTB), Westjet, Sunpeaks and Travelpack

  The evening will consist of catching up over refreshments, speed dating with suppliers, a panel Q&A and a prize draw with some amazing prizes up for grabs. Venues soon to be announced.

  As always, there will be some fantastic prizes on offer each night.

CHESTER – MARCH 18
The Chester Grosvenor, Eastgate St, Chester CH1 1LT
6pm – 9.15pm

MANCHESTER – MARCH 19
Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Greater Manchester M3 3BT
6pm – 9.15pm

GLASGOW – MARCH 20
Citation, 40 Wilson St, Glasgow G1 1HD
6pm – 9.15pm

LONDON – MARCH 21
Hyatt Regency London Stratford, 10A Chestnut Plaza, London E20 1GL
6pm – 9.15pm

We look forward to seeing you there!


ORDER OF THE EVENING

18.00 – 19.00

Settle in

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

19.00 – 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.

21.15

Finish

Time to head home and reflect on a great evening!


Meet the exhibitors

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AER LINGUS
(CHESTER & MANCHESTER ONLY)

aerlingus.com


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AIR TRANSAT (GLASGOW ONLY)

Air Transat offers year-round direct flights from London Gatwick, Glasgow and Manchester to Eastern Canada, as well from Dublin to Toronto through the summer. Did you know your clients can connect in Montreal and/or Toronto to destinations throughout Canada, as well as the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and, new for this year, Lima, Peru?

With an in-flight meal, a welcoming atmosphere and touchscreen in-flight entertainment included as standard in Economy Class, holidays start the moment passengers’ step on board. For an elevated travel experience, Club Class, our premium economy cabin, features 12 spacious and comfortable seats and is inclusive of gourmet meals, snacks, premium beverages, priority airport services and on-board perks, as well as two pieces of checked baggage at 23kg each. Our multiple fare options give you the freedom to choose the fare that’s right for your customers, from Eco budget through to Club Flex.

We are proud of our growing fleet of modern aircraft, including the Airbus A330 and A321LR – the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class. Founded in Montreal, Canada, 36 years ago, Air Transat has been voted World’s Best Leisure Airline by passengers at the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards for the fifth time.

Contact: Raimonda Douglass, Sales & Marketing Executive, UK & Ireland Raimonda.Douglass@transat.com

airtransat.com


BrandUSA

BRAND USA (LONDON ONLY)

thebrandusa.com


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Expedia TAAP (Glasgow only)

Expedia TAAP offers agents a wide breadth of quality travel products, competitive rates and impressive availability. The ready-built platform is optimized to drive ease of use and deliver a world-class booking experience. Expedia TAAP’s industry-leading technology, personalized service and access to unique inventory and planning tools empower agents and agency managers to grow their business.

Contact: Adam Reeves, Senior Sales Manager & UK Team Lead adam.reeves@discovertheworld.com

expediataap.co.uk


FLORIDA SPACE COAST

Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism
(CHESTER, MANCHESTER AND LONDON ONLY) 

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind holiday on the only beach that doubles as a launch pad. Florida’s Space Coast is over 70 miles of family-friendly paradise located 45 minutes east of Orlando. Only here will you be able to experience a rocket launch up close, embark on a cruise from bustling and beautiful Port Canaveral, and relax to the sound of crashing waves on uncrowded beaches.

Step into our lively downtown districts to discover unforgettable local cuisine, art, and entertainment. Enjoy the surprise of our top attractions like the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex where you’ll experience the past, present and future of space exploration. Or the Brevard Zoo where everyone can kayak and zip line through animal exhibits while contributing to the conservation of local ecosystems. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you with a guided tour of the Indian River Lagoon. Kayak with manatees, fish with dolphins and experience the awe of summertime bioluminescence. Get wild on an alligator-seeking airboat ride or search for sea turtle tracks at sunrise.

UK holidaymakers can fly directly into the Space Coast via TUI Airlines flights into Melbourne-Orlando International Airport (MLB) from London Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle and Belfast. Alternatively fly on a nonstop connection to MCO followed by a short drive to the Coast. 

Contact: Rukhsana Timmis Rukhsana.Timmis@me.com

visitspacecoast.com


GREATER MIAMI

Greater Miami & Miami Beach (GLASGOW ONLY)

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: Seb Sarrasin, Account Director UK & Ireland sebastian@firstpr.co.uk

miamiandbeaches.com


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LAZY BEAR EXPEDITIONS
(CHESTER, MANCHESTER & LONDON ONLY)

lazybearlodge.com


MADE

MADE TRAVEL (GLASGOW ONLY)

made.travel


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MEMPHIS TOURISM (CHESTER, MANCHESTER & LONDON ONLY)

memphistravel.com


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SUN PEAKS (MANCHESTER & LONDON ONLY)

Set amongst tree clad mountains, Sun Peaks is a resort community located in the heart of British Columbia, only a four-hour drive from Vancouver. It’s a year-round destination for guests in search of a welcoming, accessible, stress-free mountain experience.

The European style purpose-built village is pedestrian-only with 45+ locally-owned boutique shops and restaurants. Guests will also savour the relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome, making them quickly feel at home.

In winter Sun Peaks offers award winning ski experiences as the second largest ski area in Canada. Spring, summer and fall offer guests a wide range of leisure activities, featuring lift-access alpine hiking, sightseeing and a downhill mountain bike park.

Visitors can also enjoy British Columbia’s highest golf course, Stand-up paddleboarding or canoeing and kayaking on one of the local lakes. Guided hiking tours among the wildflowers, horseback riding, yoga and more, round out the myriad of adventures awaiting guests. 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 by simply sitting back and taking in the views and the fresh mountain air.

Contact: Dave Ashmore dave@ashmoremarketing.com

sunpeaks.com


TRAVELPACK

TRAVELPACK
(CHESTER, MANCHESTER & LONDON ONLY)

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: Darren Martin darren.martin@travelpack.com

travelpack.com


UNITED

UNITED AIRLINES (LONDON ONLY)

united.com


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VIRGIN HOTELS (MANCHESTER & LONDON ONLY)

virginhotels.com


VISIT FLORIDA

Visit Florida (CHESTER & LONDON ONLY)

VISIT FLORIDA is a public-private partnership between the State of Florida and Florida’s tourism industry. The Sunshine State’s official tourism marketing organisation serves as the caretaker for the Florida holiday brand and has been inspiring and driving travel here for 27 years. Together, our driving purpose is to we brighten the lives of all. We ensure that people from every walk of life, from everywhere on Earth, experience moments that light up their day so they glow long after they head home. We are part of 1.5 million Floridians who work around the clock making memories possible for those off-the-clock. It’s our smiles & open arms, ideas & innovation, care & welcoming hospitality that transform people each time they visit. We inspire them to get away and get closer. Then invite them to return and do it all again soon.

We know that your clients take holidays for different reasons, seeking experiences that speak to their individual tastes. We help you to encourage travellers to embrace their own version of a Florida holiday, empowering people to let go of their worries, push away the day-to-day grind, and give in to their best instincts, celebrating the part of themselves that’s brightest, warmest, and most inspired.

Contact: Gill Standeven  gill@goshpr.co.uk

visitflorida.org


visit pittsburg

VISIT PITTSBURGH (LONDON & GLASGOW ONLY)

Located in Western Pennsylvania, and now with six weekly flights direct with British Airways from LHR, Pittsburgh welcomes the culture seeker, budding historian, sports enthusiast, and urban adventurer. It’s one of the most historic and culture-rich cities in the USA with its foundation dating back to the mid-1700s.

It’s a destination that posts impressive numbers, too: 90 distinct neighborhoods, 40 craft breweries, 29 world-class colleges and universities, a 14-block Cultural District, nine James Beard semi-finalist chefs in 2018 alone, four Carnegie Museums, not to mention the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins (NFL, Baseball and Ice Hockey). Home to the Heinz food empire and Andy Warhol, the world-famous pop artist, the city of Pittsburgh has enjoyed a spectacular cultural renaissance and tourism boom since the noughties. Once known for its industrial might and homegrown steel industry, today visitors flock to experience its world-class cultural institutions, big draw festivals and vibrant food scene, centred on the Strip District.

Contact: Will Hall will@blackdiamond.co.uk

visitpittsburgh.com


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WESTJET (CHESTER, GLASGOW & LONDON ONLY)

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canadian airline founded in 1996 based out of Calgary, AB. WestJet provides scheduled air services to over 110 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico the Caribbean, Korea and Japan. WestJet is currently the second-largest Canadian air carrier.

With our global hub in YYC (Calgary), WestJet is a great option for that once in a lifetime adventure in The Rockies. WestJet also offers great connections to many US destinations and allows guests to complete US preclearance in YYC, YYZ or YHZ.

WestJetters are dedicated to flying millions of guests, on more than 700 flights per day, with a fleet of over 180 aircraft.

For summer 2024 we are flying
London Gatwick to Halifax Nova Scotia and St. John’s Newfoundland. (APR- OCT) *
Edinburgh to Halifax, Toronto and Calgary (APR-OCT) *
Year round we fly daily from London Heathrow to Calgary.

Both Calgary flights are on our flagship 787 Dreamliner with Business, Premium Economy, and Economy. All other routes are on the 737 Max Jet with Premium Economy and Economy.

WestJet is represented by APG in the UK. You can email us at westjet@apg-ga.co.uk, our agent training can be found on OTT westjetacademy-ott.co.uk
*check your GDS for details 

Contact: Liz Langan liz.langan@apg-ga.co.uk

westjet.com


yosemite

YOSEMITE MARIPOSA COUNTY (GLASGOW & LONDON ONLY)

Contact: Nicola Swabey  nswabey@blackdiamond.co.uk

yosemite.com/about-tourism-bureau