Travel Industry Exchange Offers Suppliers Popular Panel Speaking Opportunities for Second Year in A Row

(Jen Rosen)

Questex Travel Group, publishers of Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines and organizers of Travel Industry Exchange, will once again offer participating suppliers the opportunity to speak on a panel during the 2018 event which will be held October 9-11, 2018 at the Hilton West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Travel Industry Exchange, the No. 1 event for specialization, offers suppliers a minimum of 12 hours of direct facetime with attending agents, part of which includes a 10-minute presentation on a panel with their peers, as well as up to 35 one-to-one appointments, networking meals and receptions, and event activities.

According to the post-event survey conducted after the 2017 event, suppliers found the panel participation to be an extremely valuable element to the Travel Industry Exchange package, second only to the one-to-one appointments.

“Suppliers were extremely pleased to have the ability to present their content to a captive audience of agents interested in selling their specific products,” said Jill Birkett, event director for Questex Travel Group. “It’s an invaluable component for both the suppliers as well as the agents who told us they absolutely loved the sessions and learned so much from them!”

A sample of sessions that will take place at the 2018 Travel Industry Exchange include:

Desired Destinations for Celebration Travel & Weddings
Presented by:

  • Florida Keys & Key West
  • GOGO Worldwide Vacations  
  • Hawaii Tourism United States
  • Sandals

Hotel Global Roundup: Newly Renovated Properties
Presented by:

  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
  • MGM Resorts International
  • The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas  

Africa for the Luxury Traveler
Presented by:

  • A&S Journeys
  • Karibu World
  • Leopard Tours
  • SunLux Collection by Sun International

What’s on the Horizon: New Itineraries & Ships
Presented by:

  • Cruise Copenhagen
  • Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

2018: What’s New in Travel Technology & Services
Presented by:

  • Melia Hotels International
  • The Mark Travel Corporation
  • Travel Edge
  • TripPro by Mondee

Panel speaking opportunities at the event are extremely limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Suppliers interested in participating should visit to view the full list of session options and to contact the organizer to reserve their place at the event. 

Agents who attend Travel Industry Exchange are pre-qualified by Questex and will be fully hosted including complimentary airfare, two-nights’ accommodations at the Hilton West Palm Beach, ground transportation, and all event meals. To date, nearly 600 agents have already applied and organizers expect that number to increase significantly before applications close this summer. Travel agents interested in applying for a hosted agent position should visit

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