Terry Dale, president and CEO of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), has announced the speakers for the opening session of the association’s 2013 Annual Conference & Marketplace, to be held December 5, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
Encompassing global travel issues, digital, online and social media, the featured speakers include Dr. Michael Frenzel, chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC); Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics and Digital Leader; Rob Torres, Google’s managing director for the North American Travel sector, and, Anita Mendiratta, CNN consultant and international tourism strategist and founder of Cachet Consulting, an international tourism and economic development strategy firm.
“It is an honor to welcome such a prestigious group of true industry heavy-hitters to our Annual Conference,” said Dale. “Each of these dynamic speakers will bring valuable insights that will engage and entertain the 700 expected attendees.”
The USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace will provide a forum for USTOA Associate members to meet with top executives of USTOA's Tour Operator (Active) members on a one-to-one, buy-and-sell basis. The conference is open to delegates from active member and associate member companies of USTOA. Companies must be a current member of USTOA with annual dues paid for 2013 in order to attend.