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Charleston, South Carolina | April 19—21, 2018


Contact is NTA’s exclusive buyer event: a perfect blend of business, education and fun in an intimate setting. It’s focused on in-depth education and fosters buyer-to-buyer conversation and partnerships. Contact allows tour operators, travel agents and sponsoring suppliers and DMOs to connect, create and collaborate in a three-day program.

As everyone knows, all work and no play is not what life’s all about. So Contact isn’t all about sitting in a classroom, we like to get out, see the sights and have some fun, too. Registration for Contact ’18 in Charleston opens soon.

Attend through sponsorship

Want to get in front of all of those buyers but think you can't because you're a seller? Think again. By sponsoring Contact you'll get your business in front of a key group of senior travel buyers. Sponsorship brings your brand along for the ride.

Stay ahead of the competition

Don't let your organization get left behind. Sponsoring at Contact puts you in front of buyers and ahead of the competition.

Make new partnerships

Create new, lasting and mutually profitable partnerships by sponsoring Contact. The event's 1:1 ratio is to your advantage.

Get in front of the right people

There is no better way of putting your brand in front of decision-makers and active travel buyers than by sponsoring Contact.

2018 Sponsorship Guide2018 Sponsors

invest in your future

  • Registration opens Oct. 31, 2017

    • Early-bird rate $195
    • $245 after February 9, 2018
    • Tour suppliers and DMOs can attend Contact '18 through sponsorship
    • Connect and collaborate with new partners in a relaxed, intimate setting
    • Better yourself and business with education for all tour professionals

Contact Schedule

Tuesday, April 17

  • 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.Shuttle service from airport (CHS) to Embassy Suites

Wednesday, April 18

Thursday, April 19

Friday, April 20

  • 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.Exhibits open
  • 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.Grab and Go Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.Breakout Education Sessions
  • 9:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.Breakout Educational Sessions
  • 11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Sightseeing Tours Details

    Sightseeing Tours depart from hotel lobby.

  • 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.Dine-around

Saturday, April 21

Sunday, April 22

  • 6:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.Shuttle service from Embassy Suites to airport (CHS)
  • 6:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.Post-Fam Tours

Getting To Charleston

Attendees should fly into Charleston International Airport (CHS), located two miles from Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center.

Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center

Embassy Suites

5055 International Blvd, North; Charleston, SC 29418 Located two miles from Charleston International Airport (CHS), each room features a separate living room and bedroom.

BUYERS: Single/Double: $169; Triple: $179; Quad: $189 SPONSORS: Single/Double: $189; Triple: $199; Quad: $209


In the past three years, Travel Exchange attendees generated nearly $400 million in new business. If you attended TREX17 in St. Louis, sign up for TREX17 in San Antonio before July 14 to receive half off your reg fees.

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