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Cooperative Opportunities

UK, Ireland, Germany, Japan & Australia/New Zealand

DNE offers marketing programs which allow New England tourism-based organizations to gain exposure to the target markets of the UK, Ireland, Germany, Japan and Australia/New Zealand. These include participating in a DNE booth at some of the largest international travel trade shows in our core markets where companies can meet face-to-face with international tour operators and media. For information on participating in any of these shows, please call the DNE office on 603-766-0606.


Holiday World Show – Dublin, Ireland

January 25 – 27, 2019 — With nearly 42,000 visitors annually at this show, New England delegates have the opportunity to speak with enthusiastic consumers over three days and offer first-hand knowledge of our region. Irish consumers are interested in all aspects of travel to New England. Maximum number of participants will be capped at seven representatives.

Cost: $2,000 per person – plus travel, hotel and personal expenses

Brochure Distribution: Cost: $300 for 200 brochures (you will be responsible for your own shipping costs)


Visit USA Expo Australia & New Zealand

February 18 – 26, 2019 — Discover New England will host a sales and training mission in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Australia, as well as Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. Mission will consist of product meetings and trainings with key tour operators and media.

Cost: $6,000 per person – plus travel, hotel and personal expenses.


Aer Lingus Roadshow (Sold out)

February 18 – 21, 2019 — Aer Lingus, in association with Discover New England and 14 American destinations served by the airline, will hit the road with a roadshow travelling to Belfast, Dublin, Limerick and Cork where agents and can get the latest information on New England and Aer Lingus’s route network.

Cost: $1,500 per person – plus travel, hotel and personal expenses.


ITB Berlin – Berlin, Germany

March 6 – 10, 2019 — ITB Berlin – International Tourism Bourse – is the world’s largest travel and tourism industry show. ITB exhibitors and trade visitors represent all sectors of the international travel and tourism industry: Leisure, Business, Incentive, Meetings and Conventions, Health, Adventure, Education and Study. For three days, ITB is open exclusively to the trade; consumers attend on the weekend to obtain travel information and book their vacations. Discover New England will host a New England booth in the Brand USA Pavilion, which gives great visibility and increased brand recognition. In 2018, some 114,000 trade visitors came to ITB. On the consumer days of the show, more than 60,000 members of the general public came to find out about the wide-ranging information on offer from exhibitors and, for the first time, consumers were able to book their vacations directly at the show. A poll among visitors revealed that one in three intended to book a trip.

Cost: $3,500 per person (2nd person from the same organization: $1,750) – plus travel, hotel and personal expenses.


Discover New England Annual Tourism Summit and International Marketplace
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut, USA

May 13 – 15, 2019 — The Discover New England Annual Tourism Summit and International Marketplace is the only New England travel trade event where New England hospitality businesses are able to meet directly with international tour operators and receptive operators who arrange trips for tens of thousands of international travelers annually.

Registration: $695 early bird rate, $795 regular rate. 
Registration and table: $1,095 early bird, $1,195 regular rate.


Tokyo & Seoul Sales Mission

March 23 – 29, 2019 — Korean Air is launching a non-stop service between Seoul and Boston on April 12, 2019, and the visitation to New England is expected to increase. Currently, S. Korea is one of the fastest growing markets to the US and had the highest growth rate of all top 20 countries in 2016. Since the visa waiver program was placed in 2009, the visitor arrivals had increased by 213% The sales mission will consist of 2 days in Tokyo and 1.5 days in Seoul. Tokyo will be a mix of sales calls and presentations. Seoul will include market briefing, a seminar, individual presentations and networking luncheon.

Cost: $2,800 per person (7 spaces available) – plus travel expenses. DNE will work with airlines and hotels to get discounted airfare and hotel rooms.


UK Mission

June 26 – 30, 2019 — This mission will include sales and training calls around the London area with various key tour operators and media outlets. A Boston CVB/New England reception for various UK based tour operators, travel media, and MICE operators at the new US Embassy in London will be held the evening of June 27. The mission will conclude with a New England & NYC hosted event at Olympic Stadium to promote the first ever MLB game (between the Boston Red Sox and NY Yankees) held in the UK. Invited guests will include UK based tour operators, travel media, and MICE operators with a 1 to 1 ratio.

Cost: $6,000 plus travel expenses.


Irish Mission

Date TBD — Please check back for more information.

Cost: $2,000 per person (5 spaces available) – plus travel, hotel and personal expenses.


Tour America Red Cow Show

September 30, 2018 —Tour America is Ireland's leading holiday specialist to the USA, Canada and Mexico, and Worldwide Cruises. Their 18th Annual Sale Day will take place Sunday September 30, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Discover New England will showcase to approximately 20,000 qualified Tour America clients.

Cost: $1,000 per person (2 spaces available) – plus travel, hotel and personal expenses.


World Travel Market – London, England

November 5 – 7, 2018 — World Travel Market (WTM) is a ‘must attend’ tour operator-only event that is fully representative of the global travel and tourism industry. It is attended by approximately 51,000 members of the travel industry each year. For the 18th consecutive year, Discover New England will coordinate the unified New England presence at WTM. We encourage members of the New England travel industry to join us to meet and do business with representatives from the consumer and trade media, tour operators, travel agents and airlines. With the United Kingdom as the #1 source of visitors from the overseas markets into the United States, WTM is a vital component in the business of those who truly want to attract more British visitors to their property or destination.

Cost: $5,000 per person (2nd person from the same organization: $2,500) – plus travel, hotel and personal expenses.


German Mission

November 12 – 16, 2018 — Discover New England will host a sales and training mission to Germany. Mission will consist of product meetings and trainings with key tour operators and media.

Cost: $2,000 per person (5 spaces available) – plus travel, hotel and personal expenses.


New York Receptive Event

November 13, 2018 — DNE will host an evening networking reception where New England industry can meet New York/New Jersey/Massachusetts-based international tour and receptive operators for all international locations. Approximately 60 operators are expected to attend. New England industry will have a small table space to present/display brochures.

Cost: $400 per person plus travel, hotel and personal expenses. 2nd person from the same company will be $250.

Location: Blue Fin - Times Square, 1567 Broadway at 47th Street, New York

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; set-up will start at 4 p.m.

The participation fee is payable to Discover New England. If you are interested in participating, please email Kathy Scatamacchia at DNE or Shoko Hirao to register.

 

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