WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING – RTO SUMMIT TESTIMONIALS

“The RTO Summit is an ideal event to make many new buyer relationships in a short period of time. As a matter of fact, one receptive relationship I met at the RTO Summit three years ago has resulted in over $1.5 million in business each of the last two years. It was the intimate nature of the Summit that helped us bond earlier than is possible at other events.”

Nancy Jepson

Global Sales Director, Tour and Travel, Wyndham Hotel Group

“The RTO Summits have been a tremendous asset to us as a smaller DMO. It affords us the opportunity to see many new companies over the course of one day as well as reconnect with current business partners. The education sessions are also a great way to learn about trends and the latest and greatest! I have walked away from several Summits with multiple bookings! I don’t hesitate to recommend it to suppliers interested in getting more international business. “

Audrey Bialas

Director of Sales, Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau

“I always recommend that my DMOs and suppliers attend NAJ’s RTO Summit events because that is the fastest and most cost-effective way to get your product distributed to the international market. When they meet an overseas operator, that operator can sell your product only in their markets, whereas one RTO relationship can distribute your product in up to 70 countries. I love the fact that you have a seminars the day before which include market intelligence that enhances the 1-to-1 appointments on the next day.”

Mike Prejean

International Programs, Louisiana Office of Tourism

“There were two things that I felt differentiated the RTO Summit West from other events: the quality of the operators—lots from the groups departments who were interested in Sacramento—and the fact that I could get in and out with only spending money on one night’s lodging.”

Nick Leonti

Director of Tourism, Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau

“What differentiates RTO Summits from other trade shows is that NAJ’s reputation with tour operators has resulted in fewer no shows and a higher quality of tour operator. Also, where I may randomly run into an operator in the aisle at one of the larger trade show, NAJ’s Summit’s policy of limiting attendance allows me to further the relationships along faster and get business sooner.”

Sally Berry

Tourism Sales and Marketing Manager, CTP, CMP, Corning Musueum of Glass

“I attended RTO Summit East without any real contacts in the receptive community. In just one day I was able to meet with the key receptives to build the foundation of my FIT program, which was my goal. We’re now signed up for the RTO Summit West, as well…”

Nathan Claycomb

Business Development Manager, Sight & Sound Theaters

“Sponsoring the RTO Summit “Interactive” Coffee Break was a great opportunity to gain additional exposure for the Pocono Mountains in a new fun, engaging, and memorable way.”

Ann M. Pilcher

Tourism Sales Manager, Pocono Mountains CVB

“Best sponsor dollars I’ve spent in a long time. Very creative & a lot of fun, not to mention my company was the focus of every Tour Operator during the break. This is one sponsorship I plan on doing again & again.”

Harry Wade

Tourism Marketing Manager, Duty Free Americas