What is the DNE Summit?
International Travelers, New England, and Your Organization
Each year, according to the U.S. Office of Travel & Tourism, over 1.7 million overseas travelers come to the New England region. The DNE Summit is your opportunity to direct these travelers to your destination, property, or attraction. The DNE Annual Tourism Summit & International Marketplace is the only trade show dedicated to New England organizations looking to increase business from overseas travelers. For the New England market, there is nothing else like it — a highly cost-effective trade conference dedicated entirely to our region. Expand your international business without ever stepping on an airplane!
Meet the Major Players Bringing International Travelers to New England
Each year, Discover New England invites more than 60 international tour operators from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and other European countries, and China, Japan, and Australia, as well as U.S. receptive operators, to come to its annual Summit to meet and form relationships with 250+ New England travel suppliers. While they are here, many of these tour operators learn more about the host state and travel throughout New England on pre- and post-Summit familiarization trips.
Join the DNE International Marketplace
At the DNE International Marketplace, New England travel suppliers have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one meetings with these important international buyers. The Summit includes pre-scheduled meetings (in which buyers and suppliers get to request meetings with each other).
Form Valuable Business Partnerships
Highlight your destination in personal meetings to establish working relationships, sign contracts and book new business.
The DNE Summit also gives you a chance to meet New England state tourism representatives and network with other colleagues in the region. Plus, you can attend International Market Updates presented by DNE’s UK, German, Japanese, and Australian representatives.
Showcase Your Business
If you choose to be an exhibitor at DNE, you will highlight your organization in front of 250+ New England travel suppliers and the tour/receptive operator community.
Each year’s DNE Summit is hosted by a different New England state. You’ll have the chance to enjoy beautiful locations at special evening events organized by the host state.