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ONE TRAVEL CONFERENCE, January 27-29, 2015 Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, McLean VA (Washington DC area)

Theme: Strategies For Success

The fifth annual ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural Tourism, which incorporates the 18th annual Shop America Tourism Conference, will be held January 27-29, 2015 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean VA (Washington DC area).

Presented by Shop America Alliance (SAA) and the US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council (USCHT), the ONE Travel Conference features two and a half days of executive level idea exchange and tourism business development opportunities. Conference sponsors include Macerich/Tysons Corner Center, Visit Fairfax, CenterCal Properties, Louisiana Tax Free Shopping, TaxFree Texas Shopping, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Travel Payments Direct, My Shopping Pass, OutletBound, Destination DC and Mandala Research.

Industry leaders including Roger Dow, CEO of US Travel Association and Helen Marano, Director, Government & Industry Affairs, World Travel & Tourism Council, will provide inspirational presentations. The latest research on tourism trends will be presented with focus on the top three travel activities as tracked by the US Department of Commerce, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries: Shopping, Dining and Cultural/Heritage. Hundreds of delegates from around the world have participated in prior ONE Travel Conferences and have consistently praised the exceptional content, contacts and quality of the event.

One Travel Conference Registration is now open at ONEtravelconference.com. Early registration fee is $595 through September 15. Regular registration after September 15 is $695 for SAA and USCHT Members or $795 for non-members. An optional DC Insiders Day VIP Tour, Meetings and Lunch will be held on Friday, January 30, with a $100 fee, limited to 40 participants.  The Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is offering a special ONE Travel Conference rate of $189 per night, single or double, subject to availability.

SASI-ONE Awards (SASI = Shop America Salutes Innovation) for shopping and cultural tourism marketing excellence will once again be presented during the ONE Travel Conference at a special awards breakfast ceremony. Entry information will be available beginning in September at onetravelconfence.com.

Conference Sponsorship opportunities include:
$25,000 Keynote Sponsor
$10,000 Presenting Sponsor
$5,000 Luncheon Sponsor
$2,500 Reception co-sponsor
$1,500 Networking Breakfast co-sponsor
$1,500 Break Sponsor
Customized sponsorships also available.
All sponsorships include registration(s), presentation and/or marketing display opportunities, meeting opportunities, ad in program book, logo exposure and database of participants.

For more information on presenting, sponsorship, planning committee and participation, please contact the ONE Travel Conference producers: Rosemary McCormick, Shop America Alliance, 707.224.3795, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sheila Armstrong, US Cultural Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, 843.341.6392, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit ONETravelConference.com.

ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural & Heritage Tourism is produced annually by Shop America Alliance and the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council. 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 843.341.6392 or 707.224.3795.

Shop America Alliance (SAA) is the travel trade organization representing hundreds of the premier shopping tourism destinations, retailers, shopping centers, museum stores and outlets in North America. Founded in 1998, Shop America Alliance co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference and SASI-ONE Awards; publishes The Cultural Traveler guidebook and Shop America Magazine; and markets more than 185 shopping dining and cultural tours in 40 cities. For more information, visit shopamericatours.com or call 707.224.3795.

US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council (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, 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 USCHT.com and TheCulturalTraveler.com or call 843.341.6392.