Trade Shows

Vermont booths set-up at a trade show.
Vermont booths set-up at a trade show.

Regionally and around the world, the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) promotes our state through special events, consumer shows, and travel trade shows. View the current list of 2019 North American events below.

AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING & MARKETPLACE
JAN. 25–29, 2019 | Louisville, KY
Largest annual gathering of North American tour operators, suppliers & exhibitors who offer motorcoach travel opportunities.

NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW
JAN. 25–27, 2019 | New York City
30,000 travelers and industry professional attendees with one day of exhibiting only open to travel industry and media.

How you can partner with us: Provide us with a raffle item in exchange for brochure distribution.

INTERNATIONAL INBOUND TRAVEL ASSOCIATION SUMMIT
FEB. 3–6, 2019 | Savannah, GA
One-on-one appointment marketplace for inbound tour operators and U.S. suppliers to plan travel for international visitors. VDTM will be the bag sponsor for this summit.

How you can partner with us: Provide us with a prize for the silent auction in exchange for brochure distribution.

OTTAWA TRAVEL & VACATION SHOW
MAR. 30–31, 2019 | Ottawa, ON, Canada
25th annual consumer show held in Canada’s Capital City with an expected attendance of 15,000.

How you can partner with us: Share a booth with us so that you can speak directly with interested travelers or provide a raffle prize in exchange for brochure distribution.

VERMONT TOURISM SUMMIT
APR. 4–5, 2019 | South Burlington, VT
Join VT tourism industry colleagues at the 36th annual Vermont Tourism Summit (VTS), formerly known as the Vermont Travel Industry Conference. Includes networking events, engaging panel discussions and workshops.

RECEPTIVE TOUR OPERATOR SUMMIT EAST
APR. 24–25, 2019 | New York City
This summit brings together operators with suppliers and destinations under one roof in an intimate environment for one-on-one appointments. VDTM will be a coffee break sponsor for this summit.

How you can partner with us: Provide us with food giveaways to hand out during the coffee break. There is also an opportunity to attend tour operator appointments along with VDTM for a fee of $800.

U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION'S IPW
JUN. 1–5, 2019 | Anaheim, CA
The travel industry's premier international marketplace. More than 6,000 delegates representing U.S. travel organizations meet with international buyers, domestic buyers, and media from 70+ countries.

EASTERN STATES EXPO "THE BIG E"
SEP. 13–29, 2019 | W. Springfield, MA
"New England's Great State Fair". The largest fair on the eastern seaboard with an attendance of 1.5 million.

How you can partner with us: Volunteer to take a shift at the tourism booth located in the historic Vermont Building in exchange for brochure distribution for all 17 days of the fair. Volunteers can also provide us with a short video to be played at the booth as well as providing a raffle item for additional exposure.

For more information on shows and partnership opportunities, please contact Sales & Marketing Specialist Sara DeFilippi or call 802-272-2633.

Sara DeFilippi, Sales & Marketing Specialist
802-272-2633

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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