NAJ’S RTO SUMMIT (FORMERLY NAJ SUMMIT)

ABOUT NAJ’S RTO SUMMIT SERIES:  Formerly known as the NAJ Summits, NAJ’s renamed RTO Summits are a series of three boutique networking marketplaces—RTO Summit West (Los Angeles), RTO Summit East (New York) and RTO Summit+MICE (Orlando)—at which destinations and suppliers meet with RTOs (receptive tour operators) in 10-minute appointment sessions in order to grow their international business in an intimate environment where attendance is limited and personal service is offered.

Each RTO Summit program opens with updates on important trends, followed by education sessions and panel discussion in which leading RTOs provide insights about their business and the challenges they face.  It’s the most efficient way to meet receptive tour operators, who, in 2013, will sell an estimated 16.4 percent of the 120 million room nights that will be sold to overseas leisure visitors to North America.

The RTO Summits are staged in the three U.S. cities with the highest concentration of receptive operators; this enables them to efficiently send multiple staff from their key departments—escorted groups, ad hoc groups, FIT, Fly-drive—that do not normally attend trade shows but need to form relationships in order to build new products.