TRAVEL TRADE

BEYOND DOMESTIC

Through sales and marketing efforts, the Beyond Domestic team creates awareness of Charlotte for international business. By enhancing partner engagement and developing tangible inventory, key travel trade and meeting professionals will sell the Queen City as a global leisure and meeting destination.

FAQS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET

In the videos below we ask industry experts to share their best practices for reaching the international tourism market.

WHAT IS THE DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL WITH THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET?

Sean Bayliss, International Tourism Resources Group

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A BEDBANK?

Josh Dworsky, Hotelbeds

HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR PARTNERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FAM TOURS?

Heidi Walters, Visit NC

WHAT ELEMENTS WILL MAKE A GROUP PROPOSAL STAND OUT FROM COMPETITORS?

John Limoncelli, Gastaldi

WHAT ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS TO THE SOUTHERN REGION OF THE US?

Jackie Ennis, Brand USA

WHAT ARE WAYS TO PROMOTE BUSINESS TO A DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AUDIENCE?

Dirk Ebener, Global CIF

HOW CAN HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND ATTRACTIONS WORK TOGETHER ON PACKAGING?

Sean Bayliss, International Tourism Resources Group

CRVA BEYOND DOMESTIC TEAM

Chacara Harvin

Chacara Harvin

Travel Trade Marketing Manager

Erin Icenhour

Erin Icenhour

National Sales Manager

Michaelina Antahades

Michaelina Antahades

Venue Sales Manager

View Brand USA International Market Guides

VIEW GUIDES HERE

Travel Trade Distribution Mix

VIEW HERE

CONNECT WITH US

Our Travel Trade team will be attending the following international, domestic and group travel-focused trade shows and missions throughout the year. We would be thrilled to meet you there to share the latest news about Charlotte, NC.

National Tour Association (NTA) Contact
May 5-8, 2021
Memphis, TN & Virtual

American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace
May 25-27, 2021
Virtual

Beyond Domestic (Partner Travel Trade Training)
TBA
Charlotte Convention Center

Visit NC Trade & Media Mission
TBA
Germany & Switzerland

Brand USA Mega FAM Tour (Invite Only)
TBA
Charlotte, NC

VMA-MCASC-NCMA Regional Meeting & Marketplace
August 8-11, 2021
Harrisonburg, VA

U.S. Travel Association's IPW
September 18-22, 2021
Las Vegas, NV

National Tour Association (NTA) Travel Exchange
November 14-17, 2021
Cleveland, OH

Travel South International
November 29-December 3, 2021
New Orleans, LA

American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace
January 8-11, 2022
Grapevine, TX

National Tour Association (NTA) Contact
March 23-26, 2022
Anchorage, AK

IMEX Frankfurt
April 26-28, 2022
Messe Frankfurt, Germany

IITA Summit
May 25-27, 2022
San Diego, CA

U.S. Travel Association's IPW
June 4-8, 2022
Orlando, FL

Get our Travel Trade Guide

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