Incentive Travel Exchange 2016 Dates Announced After Record 2015 Attendance
NEW YORK (June 15, 2015) ─ Questex Travel Group today announced that its next Incentive Travel Exchange (ITE) event will be held March 2-5, 2016, at The Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay.
ITE brings together high-volume incentive buyers based in North America and sought-after global travel suppliers including hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, tour operators and destination management companies.
The sold-out 2015 ITE program, held in partnership with SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, marked the event’s 10th anniversary and achieved record attendance, according to Marilyn McHugh, Questex Travel Group vice president of global events.
“This year’s event provided participating suppliers and buyers more than 2,500 one-on-one appointments,” she said. “We look forward to an even bigger splash in 2016.”
Buyers and suppliers praised the event’s interactive format and focused one-to-one meetings held in private suites. “Of all the various types of shows, this is the one not to be missed,” said Moon Civetz, Maverick Aviation Group vice present, global group sales & special events.
Kevin Edmunds, Hard Rock All-Inclusive Collection vice president, meetings & incentive sales, said ITE is “the perfect place for buyers and suppliers to meet, network and talk business. The quality of buyers stands out compared to any other. It’s a must-attend event.”
“I walked away with four RFPs and more to come in the next couple of weeks,” said Lee Hunter, Commune Hotels & Resorts global director of sales. Robin Valenta, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority sales executive, said she looks forward to the annual gathering: “If you haven’t participated in this event, you should definitely consider it.”
Suppliers attending the 2015 ITE event included the most sought-after incentive destinations across the globe including hotels and resorts, spas, destinations, cruise lines, tour operators and destination management companies.
For more information, visit IncentiveTravelExchange.com. Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE), owned and managed by Questex LLC, are composed of invitation-only, appointment-based events that cater exclusively to the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions market. For more information, visit GlobalTravelExchanges.com.
About Questex Hospitality + Travel
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group of Questex LLC serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to the global gross domestic product. Through an innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem, from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations.
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group serves every B2B segment of the industry, from investment and development to management operations, sales and marketing of hospitality and travel products to destination development and marketing, via proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as a network of live events. This division of Questex is aligned around three broad market segments – hospitality, travel and meetings – and supported by its digital media staff.
Additional information is available at questex.com/markets/hospitality-travel.
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