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THETRADESHOW Partners Announce the 2007 Destination Exhibitors

THETRADESHOW Partners Announce the 2007 Destination Exhibitors (Forimmediaterelease.net) Alexandria, Va., Aug. 29, 2007 – THETRADESHOW partners recently released the list of exclusive destination exhibitors for the 2007 THETRADESHOW held Sept. 9-11 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. THETRADESHOW assembles the finest exhibitors and agents in the travel industry under one roof for three days of networking and education.

Currently, there are 70 exclusive destinations that will be represented at THETRADESHOW. This is an increase of more than 20 destination-focused exhibitors from 2006. This year, more than 2,200 agents are expected to attend THETRADESHOW. Agents at THETRADESHOW will gather the most current information on the popular destinations their agency consistently sells and learn about new locations, thereby increasing the number of options they can present to clients.

“With so many exciting exhibitors this year, every agent will find exactly what they are looking for,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the Travel Industry Association. “Exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet with hundreds of agents who are interested in selling their destination. THETRADESHOW puts everyone in the right place at the right time.”

While most people think of the beach as the perfect summer vacation destination, agents know that selling the sun and sand to clients is a year-round opportunity. Attendees will find information on the world’s most welcoming resorts, secluded beaches and tourist hotspots. Hawaii’s Visitors and Convention Bureau, Jamaica’s Tourism Board, as well as representatives from Cancun, St. Lucia and the Islands of the Bahamas will attend THETRADESHOW. The US Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico and Barbados will also be present. If there is a sunny destination that agents would like to learn more about, chances are they will be at THETRADESHOW.

Agents who cater to the more adventurous traveler will be pleased to learn that Thailand, Brazil, Korea, India and South Africa will all have representation at this year’s event. Jordan will also exhibit this year, giving agents the chance to learn about an exciting selling point for the country, the Palace Tombs of Petra, one of the newest “Seven Wonders of the World.” All of the information available at THETRADESHOW will be vital for agents who want to keep up with a new generation of travelers who are ready to travel “outside the box.”

This year’s event has attracted more exhibitors than expected, proof that last year’s show was a success. There will be no shortage of valuable information at THETRADESHOW as agents can expect to find the latest literature on: Turkey, France, Greece, Germany, Lyon, Taiwan, Romania, Ireland and Peru, to name only a few. Agents will want to make an appointment with the representatives from all of these fascinating countries and collect the information that will making selling these destinations simple.

Not all tourists want to leave the country, many of them prefer to tour beautiful destinations a little closer to home. Orlando, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Anchorage, Fresno, Atlanta, Pismo Beach, Kissimmee and Niagara will exhibit at this year’s show, offering information to agents who wish to better accommodate the more domestic-minded traveler.

Agents, and exhibitors, who would like to enhance their knowledge of the travel industry, network with industry peers or increase their agency’s profits, must attend THETRADESHOW. THETRADESHOW is North America’s largest travel industry trade show and attendees will leave with a more complete understanding of the travel industry, destinations and products. For a complete list of all exhibitors or to register, please visit www.thetradeshow.org.

THETRADESHOW is created and supported by the travel industry’s leading organizations, including: ACTA, Adventures in Travel Expo, AirTran, American Express, ASTA, ATA, CLIA, ETOA, IGLTA, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, NACTA, NBTA, NTA, Orlando Travel & Visitors Bureau, SATH, TourismCares, The Travel Channel, The Travel Institute, Travel Industry Association of America, USA Today, USTOA and Vacation.com.

THETRADESHOW (Travel Retailing and Destination Expo) is a 3-day, in-depth networking and educational event. Global and inclusive, THETRADESHOW unites under one roof travel suppliers and buyers from all over the world, representing every segment of the travel and tourism industry. It is the trade show event for travel decision makers. For more information on THETRADESHOW, call 1.866.870.9333 or visit www.THETRADESHOW.org.

Kristina Rundquist/Sarah Wilhite 703-739-8710
pr@thetradeshow.org

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