Incentive Travel Exchange Announces New Springtime Event Dates for 2017
NEW YORK (May 4, 2016) ─ Questex Travel Group today announced that its next Incentive Travel Exchange (ITE) event will be held April 24-27, 2017 at The Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay.
The 2017 event will be held for the first time in April, in an effort to better accommodate both buyer and suppliers’ heavy travel schedules, as the event has taken place in March for the past two years.
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 2016 ITE program was extremely successful with multiple networking opportunities and literally thousands of appointments, said meetings group director Kirk Lewis.
“This year’s event provided participating suppliers and buyers nearly 3,000 quality one-on-one appointments,” said Lewis. “We look forward to an even bigger splash in 2017.”
Suppliers and buyers alike praised the event’s interactive format and focused one-to-one meetings held in private suites.
"It was my first time participating in ITE and I will do it again in a heartbeat,” said Rosalie Floros, Sirata Beach Resort sales manager. “I was able to bid on pieces of business that I might not otherwise have had the opportunity to.”
Similar praise was offered by The St. Regis New York group sales manager Maureen Sullivan. “This was my first ITE and I must say I was blown away. I cannot wait to attend again in 2017.”
“We have participated in ITE for two years and have found it to be a hidden gem within the MICE industry, yielding ROI for our hotels,” said Lindsey Gift Silver, regional director of sales, The Peninsula Hotels. “The intimate setting for the appointments provides a professional and relaxed environment to discuss business and build on our relationships.”
HelmsBriscoe manager, global accounts Veronica D. Chinn said “I loved the diversity and quality of the venues and suppliers in attendance. The opportunity to meet with vendors in a relaxed and comfortable environment was unique and an excellent change from the norm.”
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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