ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining & Cultural Tourism – Thriving Through Transitions – September 25-29, 2017, Las Vegas Nevada
Shop America Alliance and the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council announced that the annual ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural Tourism will be held September 25-27, 2017, at Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference theme is “Thriving Through Transitions.”
Shop America Alliance and the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council will present the 2017 ONE Travel Conference in partnership with Las Vegas CVA and TravelNevada. The 2017 conference marks the 7th annual ONE Travel Conference and the 20th annual Shop America Tourism Conference.
More than twenty expert presenters and tourism leaders will participate at the conference to share case studies and innovative ideas on how to maximize success in global tourism, with a focus on addressing new opportunities for business development and growth for the travel industry. A Tour Operator & Media Marketplace offering one-to-one meeting opportunities and Welcome Reception will kick off the conference, which will then go on to showcase the annual SASI-ONE Awards for innovative tourism marketing and the ONE Silent Auction to benefit charities in memory of the late Werner Escher of South Coast Plaza.
“The 2017 conference features two and a half days of executive level idea exchange and tourism business development opportunities, along with critical information to help participants thrive in these transitional times,” states Rosemary McCormick, president of Shop America Alliance and US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, producer of the ONE Travel Conference. “Shopping, dining and cultural and heritage travel are consistently ranked as the top three travel activities in the USA, according to data tracked by the National Travel & Tourism Office, the U.S. Travel Association and Mandala Research. Our goal is to continue to unify these powerful travel industry segments to speak with ONE voice on the importance of promoting these top travel experiences and economic generators.”
Rossi Ralenkotter, President and CEO, Las Vegas CVA stated, “We are very pleased to welcome the ONE Travel Conference to Las Vegas and look forward to planning and promoting this important industry event. Hosting the ONE Travel Conference is an opportunity for Las Vegas to showcase our wide array of world class shopping and trend setting dining along with the exceptional Las Vegas experience.”
Claudia Vecchio, Director, Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs stated, “TravelNevada looks forward to partnering with the ONE Travel Conference providing a great experience showcasing Nevada’s arts and cultural and heritage treasures.”
2017 ONE Travel Conference Planning Committee
Kate Birchler, Macerich Shopping Centers & Fashion Outlets
Anita Boeker, US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council
Brian Chuan, South Coast Plaza
Liz Dion, Dion et Cie Marketing
Carolyn Feimster, CJF Marketing International
Stephen Fine, OutletBound.com
Keri Hanson, Macy’s
Rose Hapanowich, Destiny USA
Doug Killian, Mall of America
Teri Laursen, Travel Nevada
Kelly Messina, Las Vegas CVA
Carlos Montenegro, Beverly Center
Jennifer Olson, Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes
Richard Peterson, S&P Consulting
Carolyn Petty, TaxFree Shopping Texas
Lauren Rogers, Simon
Andy Witt, St. John’s Cultural Council/St. Augustine FL
Peggy Ziglin, Craig Realty Group
Shop America Alliance and the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council produce ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural & Heritage Tourism annually. The Conference brings together leaders in the travel industry to focus on Tourism Business Development, speaking with ONE Voice. For more information, visit ONETravelConference.com or call 707-224-3795.
Shop America Alliance LLC is the travel trade organization representing hundreds of the premier shopping tourism destinations, retailers, shopping centers and outlets in North America and Central America. Founded in 1998, Shop America Alliance produces the annual ONE Travel Conference and SASI-ONE Awards and The Cultural Traveler guidebook, publishes Shop America Magazine and markets more than 100 shopping tours and cultural experiences in 40 cities. For more information, visit shopamericatours.com or call 707-224-3795.
U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council LLC (USCHT) is the travel trade association with a mission to market U.S. cultural and heritage tourism experiences. USCHT represents leading U.S. tourism destinations, attractions and travel partners engaged in marketing U.S. cultural and heritage to travelers throughout the United States and around the world. The Council co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference and SASI-ONE Awards and The Cultural Traveler guidebook and sponsors market research on the Cultural and Heritage Traveler. For more information, visit TheCulturalTraveler.com.