By David L. Malhalab, MNS/M News Service
Published January 28, 2016
“It’s hard to beat learning from your peers,” said Mac Lacy, partner in the Select Traveler Conference and publisher of Select Traveler magazine. “For the vast majority of our travel planners, this is the best opportunity all year to do that. The breakout sessions at the conference offer a very useful exchange of ideas in a noncompetitive environment. Everyone walks away with practical ideas they can put to use immediately when they get home.”
This year’s buyer breakout sessions take place on Sunday afternoon, February 7, in their customary time on the event’s opening day. Volunteer moderators will be used to keep the conversations moving in the right direction based on an outline prepared in advance.
“There are several topics that are very timely this year, and I think everyone will be interested to hear how others are dealing with these issues and opportunities for 2016 and beyond,” said Lacy. “We’ll include the effects of a strong overall economy, the implications for travel that international terrorism events have raised and numerous trends in group travel that planners are reacting to every day.”
This year’s breakout sessions will address topics under the following broad headings:
• Assessing the Overall Travel Climate
• America’s National Parks Centennial
• Cities That Inspire Trips
• River Cruises at Home and Abroad
• Marketing Your Group’s Trips
• The Changing Nature of Groups
• Open Discussion
“As always, all delegates who attend the conference and participate in the sessions will receive a complete summary of all proceedings after the conference,” said Lacy.
Join us for the Select Traveler Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, February 7-9, and spend three days learning from your peers and discovering new travel destinations for your group.
Register now at www.selecttravelerconf.com.