The Italian Government Tourist Board (ENIT) and the Italian Travel Promotion Council (ITPC) are hosting a winter seminar series for travel agents. The series, named "Abundance of Italy," will feature the latest product and destination educational seminars and information from member companies of both organizations. Membership includes 18 leading U.S. tour operators serving the Italian market.
Each seminar session provides travel agents with an array of tools as well as destination insight and vast array of product choices from leading suppliers to help them better serve their clients. Lunch events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by lunch, and dinner events will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by dinner. Space is limited; agents are encouraged to call and reserve their spot as soon as possible by calling 212-245-5618.
Upcoming seminars currently scheduled:
1-12-09 Dinner: Long Island, NY— Uniondale Marriott Conference Center Uniondale
1-13-09 Dinner: Westchester, NJ— Marriott
1-14-08 Dinner: Newport, RI— Marriott Newport
1-15-09 Lunch: Boston, MA— Marriott Copley Place
1-26-09 Dinner: Ft. Lauderdale, FL— Westin Ft Lauderdale
1-27-09 Dinner: Naples, FL— Naples Hilton
1-28-09 Dinner: Tampa, FL— Hyatt Regency
1-29-09 Lunch: Orlando, FL— Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
2-2-09 Dinner: San Francisco, CA— San Francisco Clarion
2-3-09 Dinner: San Jose, CA— Crowne Plaza San Jose
2-4-09 Dinner: Los Angeles, CA— Hilton Costa Mesa
2-5-09 Lunch: San Diego, CA— Hilton San Diego del Mar
2-9-09 Dinner: Houston, TX— Hilton Houston
2-10-09 Dinner: San Antonio, TX— Grand Hyatt
2-11-09 Dinner: Austin, TX— Omni Austin Downtown
2-12-09 Lunch: Dallas, TX— Renaissance Dallas
The mission of ITPC is to provide an integrated community of the top travel providers who are established destination specialists and experts in providing travel to Italy. Members must meet strict guidelines, which include demonstrated history of financial stability, professional integrity, and commitment to providing the highest quality service.
The current member-companies of ITPC are Auto Europe, Bella Vista, Celtic Tours, Central Holidays, Country Walkers, Distinctive Journeys Int'l, Doorways LTD, European Connection, Europe at Cost, European Incoming Services, Experience Italy, Globus, International Kitchen, Parker Villas, Perillo Tours, Splendida Italia, TourCrafters, and Visit Italy Tours.