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San Antonio, Texas | December 14–18, 2017
Henry B. González Convention Center

Travel Exchange

Attending Travel Exchange Has Its Rewards. Over $400,000,000 in fact.

Travel Exchange is National Tour Association’s annual convention, where our members get down to business. More than $400,000,000 has been generated in only the last 3 years. Additionally, they get to learn more about our industry and find out how others are tackling challenges. But it’s even more: It’s a chance to meet the travel world under one roof, a chance to share ideas and turn handshakes into partnership.

Simply put, TREX is the most important industry event of the year, featuring the hottest travel product from every U.S. state, Canadian province and 30+ countries. If you don’t come to San Antonio, you’re missing 80% of our tour operators who only attend Travel Exchange.

Reg policies, tour operator rebate, executive program info and PDF forms are here. Sunday’s Government Relations Breakfast Bistro fundraiser tickets can be purchased here. All proceeds benefit NTA’s Government Issues Fund.

Travel Exchange is coming up

TREX is the most important event in the travel calendar. It's a don’t-miss event.

Buyers

TREX showcases the newest US and Canadian travel product in the Destination Pavilion. Buyers can partner with NTA colleagues and FTA members to share ideas, work out details and build business.

Sellers

TREX brings the industry’s biggest buyers to you. NTA buyers serve every age of client and every market. In the past three years, Travel Exchange attendees generated nearly $400 million in new business.

Become a sponsor

Promote your brand to hundreds of tour operators, travel agents and tourism professionals in attendance by sponsoring TREX. This is the premier travel event of the year — and the premier sponsorship event of the year. Don’t miss this great opportunity.

TREX '17 Sponsor GuideTREX17 San Antonio sponsors

Register for Travel Exchange ’17

See pricing for

  • Exchange Participant

    San Antonio

    • Tour Operators $99
    • Travel Planners $199
    • Participate as a buyer with 100+ appointments.
    • Have a booth for taking appointment with suppliers.
    • Visit DMOs at their geographically located booths.
    • Be eligible for a $650 post-convention rebate.
  • Partial Participant

    San Antonio

    • Tour Operators $199
    • Travel Planners $199
    • Participate as a buyer.
    • Have a booth for taking appointments with suppliers.
    • Submit a minimum of 25 appointments.
    • Visit DMOs at their geographically located booths.
    • Be billed a total of $549 if 25 appointments are not submitted.
  • Non-Participant

    San Antonio

    • Tour Operators $549
    • Travel Planners $199
    • Have the option to share appointments with an appointment-taking attendee from your company.
    • Not have prescheduled appointments.
    • Not have a booth.
  • Seller Exchange Participant

    San Antonio

    • Seller $1595
    • Attend as a seller.
    • Have prescheduled appointments.
  • Exchange Participant

    San Antonio

    • Exchange Participant $1595
    • Attend as a seller.
    • Have prescheduled appointments.
  • Partial Exchange Participant

    San Antonio

    • Partial Exchange $1595
    • Attend as a seller.
    • Not have prescheduled appointments.
    • Be eligible for Direct Request appointments.
  • Exchange Participant

    San Antonio

    • Supplier Exchange $1595
    • Attend as a seller.
    • Have prescheduled appointments.
    • Receive a Destination Pavilion workstation of your own.
  • Partial Exchange Participant

    San Antonio

    • Partial Exchange $1595
    • Attend as a seller.
    • Not have prescheduled appointments.
    • Not have a workstation.
  • Associate Members

    San Antonio

    • Associate $1595
    • Have a customized counter display.
    • Have room for a pop-up banner and brochure distribution.
    • Not have prescheduled appointments.

Schedule
Printable PDF

Wednesday, December 13

  • 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.Shuttle service from airport (SAT) to Travel Exchange hotels

Thursday, December 14

Friday, December 15

Saturday, December 16

Sunday, December 17

Monday, December 18

Tuesday, December 19

  • 4:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.Shuttle service from Travel Exchange hotels to the airport (SAT)

Business Appointments

There’s a lot of business that takes place at NTA each year, and with the open-floor format, appointments can be picked up throughout the week. It’s your time to make a personal connection with current and future partners.

Destination Pavillion

DMO delegates have 10-minute prescheduled appointments with buyers in the Destination Pavilion, which is designed by region and country. DMOs are seated in booths with buyers visiting them for their appointments.

Supplier Exchange

Suppliers have seven-minute, prescheduled appointments with tour operators at Travel Exchange. In this one-on-one business format, the tour operators are seated in booths, and tour suppliers visit them for their appointments.

Appointment Scheduling

NTA uses an online appointment scheduling system. All registered Travel Exchange attendees can use their NTAonline log-in and password to schedule appointments until the system closes.

What You Need To Know First-timers

Get to San Antonio with Delta

Delta Air Lines, NTA’s official airline partner, is pleased to offer special discounts up to 10 percent off for Travel Exchange attendees. Make reservations and purchase tickets at Delta.com. When booking online, use the Meeting Event Code NMQCN, and enter the meeting code in the box provided on the Search Flight page.

Convention center address
Marriott-Rivercenter

Marriott Rivercenter (HQ hotel)

Just a short .8 mile walk from the convention center, the Marriott Rivercenter includes in-room wifi, a coffee maker, hairdryer, safe, fitness center and a fridge upon request. Call 800.364.8064 to register by phone.

Book online

Marriott Riverwalk

Just a short .7 mile walk from the convention center, the Marriott Riverwalk includes in-room wifi, a coffee maker, hairdryer, safe, fitness center and a fridge. Call 800.364.8064 to register by phone.

Book online

A refreshing sponsorship

Not every hero wears a cape. Sometimes they wear a Travel Exchange name badge and they serve snacks to attendees between appointments. And with the TREX17 Refreshment Sponsorship, that hero will be you. You'll get a 10 x 20 booth to showcase your city and region in a high-energy, high-traffic area: the Refreshment Lounge. You can provide up to three sample-size snacks, drinks or other food items that represent your location for attendees to enjoy.

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