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November 16-19, 2014
Grand Wailea Resort
Maui, Hawaii

Questex To Launch Travel Industry Exchange in 2015

Slated to become the travel industry’s leading, all-encompassing networking and educational event

NEW YORK (Dec. 9, 2014) - Questex Hospitality + Travel today announced Travel Industry Exchange (TIX), a new event that will bring travel professionals and lifestyle specialists together with destinations, cruise lines, spas, resorts, hoteliers, tour operators and transportation providers focused on the leisure and tour and travel markets. 

Travel Industry Exchange will debut Sept. 15-17, 2015, in Orlando, featuring one-to-one appointments, networking events, and educational programs designed to help travel professionals and suppliers build on their specializations and grow their businesses.

The event will offer comprehensive and diverse conference programming including over 60 sessions focused on niche markets and designed to help agents increase their business through specialization.

Niche markets will include weddings and honeymoon travel; adventure travel; motorcycle and bicycle touring; ocean, river and yacht cruises; escorted vacations; sustainable travel and “voluntourism” travel; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) travel; safari and wildlife travel; spa and wellness travel; sports vacation travel; villas and all-inclusive travel; family and multigenerational travel; and the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) segment.

“Travel Industry Exchange will be the place where deals are made and business gets done between suppliers and travel professionals who specialize in individual, group and incentive travel,” said Jill Birkett, Questex event director. “It will enable suppliers and owners to expand their respective networks and knowledge.”

The event also will invite “travel disrupters” who bring new ideas, technology and resources to the industry.  “Travel technology, including mobile apps, and online communities are critical tools for today’s travel professionals,” Birkett said. “Seeing what’s new in a hands-on environment will further educate and inspire both suppliers and advisors.”

To participate in Travel Industry Exchange and find new ideas, learn from peers, seek out the hidden gems in the world of travel and make deals with new partners, contact Jill Birkett for more information at 212-895-8253 or jbirkett@questex.com.

About Questex Hospitality + Travel

Questex Hospitality + Travel, the largest multimedia organization in the world dedicated to travel and lodging, drives revenue, productivity and value-creation for these related industries through strategic investment and deal-making forums, powerful lead-generation tools, interactive online business solutions, world-class events and industry-leading publications.

Questex Travel Group, a division of Questex Hospitality + Travel, serves travel marketers globally through its TravelAgentCentral.com, LuxuryTravelAdvisor.com, TravelAgentUniversity and International Meetings Review online portals. It operates the leading luxury travel booking site, FiveStarAlliance.com, publishes Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines and produces leisure events: Luxury Travel Exchange International, ULTRA Luxury Summit, Young Travel Leaders Conference and Hawaii Travel Exchange and MICE events: Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges and MEET and CONFEC conferences.

Questex Hospitality + Travel also provides business development, marketing and training services to national tourism organizations/destination marketing associations, hotel, gaming, resort and cruise companies, online travel agencies and travel advisors worldwide. Questex Hospitality + Travel is a division of Questex Media Group LLC, headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, with offices throughout the world.


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