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Planning Ahead: 2020 Travel Conferences

2020 travel conferences

It’s a digital world, but real-life interaction is still a powerful thing. That’s why attending travel conferences is a good idea. At these immersive and interactive events, you’ll network with peers, learn new skills, get caught up on the latest trends, and forge long-lasting relationships. With the new year right around the corner, it’s time to start planning. Check out some of the best 2020 travel conferences below.

Destinations International Annual Conference (formerly DMAI)

When: July 13-15, 2020

Where: Chicago, Illinois

Why You Want To Go: Connect with peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the travel industry during general sessions, discipline-focused shirtsleeves and networking events.

More Info: www.destinationsinternational.org/annual-convention

U.S. Travel Association’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO)

When: Aug. 22-25, 2020

Where: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Why You Want To Go: Destination marketing professionals at the state, regional and local levels attend ESTO in order to get up to speed with the latest tools to help them grow their destinations.

More Info: www.ustravel.org/events/esto

Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS)

When: October 6-9, 2020

Where: Adelaide, South Australia

Why You Want To Go: Organized by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), this is the preeminent event for adventure travel professionals to gather. Over the course of the multi-day event, delegates network with adventure-based tour operators and media from around the world.

More Info: www.adventuretravel.biz/events/summit/australia-2020

Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Annual Convention

When: October 11-15

Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Why You Want To Go: If you want to find out what travel writers are excited about, look no further than SATW’s annual convention. Here, members to network, update professional development skills and explore new destinations both in North American and internationally.

More Info: www.satw.org/milwaukee-2020

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) International Conference

When: October 25-27, 2020

Where: Nashville, Tennessee

What: The annual PRSA International Conference is a whirlwind — three days of tips and tactics to power up your public relations endgame.

More Info: www.prsa.org/conferences-and-awards/conferences