Mark your calendar and plan now to join your tourism industry colleagues at the 2020 Missouri Group Travel Exchange. The 2020 event is April 27-29 at the Drury Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Cape Girardeau.

The exchange will bring professional group travel planners and tourism industry suppliers together for a networking, educational and business exchange conference. Group travel remains an important part of the tourism industry so plan to participate to get your share of the business.

HOW IT WORKS: The exchange will consist of two round-robin/speed-dating-style sessions consisting of 6-minute appointments. Each supplier will be assigned appointments on April 28 or April 29. Please note that suppliers will not be able to choose or request a particular day.

Once registration closes, suppliers will be advised of their assigned day. Group travel planners and tourism industry suppliers will be assigned a delegate identification number. A chart will be created to maximize the number of appointments and will be provided via email prior to the conference and in the registration packet. Breaks will be interspersed.

The plan is for no more than a 4:1 seller to buyer ratio allowing plenty of time to connect with the group travel planners. The sessions provide planners with an excellent opportunity to get updates and new ideas from tourism industry representatives from the Midwest.

WHAT DOES IT COST: The registration fee for Missouri Travel Alliance members is only $295 per tourism industry supplier delegate. Delegates must maintain Missouri Travel Alliance membership in 2020 to qualify for this special member rate. The cost of registration for non-Missouri Travel Alliance members is $435. To allow all suppliers ample networking time, there are no guest or associate registrations available for tourism industry suppliers.

The first 90 tourism industry suppliers will be accepted on a first-come basis. After that, suppliers will be added to a waiting list. To be fair to all suppliers, Missouri Travel Alliance is unable to hold supplier requests without an official registration form and payment.

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