Don't sell out on your confabs

Schaal, Dennis
September 2006
Travel Weekly Australia;9/15/2006, p8
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the pay-to-play model in handling travel industry conferences by the Travel Industry Association America (TIAA) in the U.S. This practice gives a sponsor of the meeting the right to deliver a keynote speech or a position on a high-profile panel. He questions the capacity of the TIAA in handling the Res-Expo technology and combined it with their TravelCom technology conference in 2007 because it does not have strong ties in the travel technology fields.


Related Articles

  • Pow Wow: County Could See $350M in Travel Business. Cain, Sandi // Orange County Business Journal;4/30/2007, Vol. 30 Issue 18, p5 

    Information about the Pow Wow, an annual convention put on by the Washington D.C.-based Travel Industry Association in Anaheim, California is presented. About 44 tourism-related businesses spent almost $5 million to host the event. The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau...

  • Tourism conference this summer in Stamford.  // Fairfield County Business Journal;02/14/2000, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p15 

    Reports on the Travel Industry Association's selection of the partnership of the Coastal Fairfield Convention & Visitor Bureau, Connecticut Office of Tourism and the city of Stamford, as hosts of the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) on August 12-16, 2000. Venue; Major...

  • Chicago, Nashville host U.S. Pow Wow.  // Hotel & Motel Management;9/18/95, Vol. 210 Issue 16, p13 

    Reports that Nashville, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois were selected as sites for the Travel Industry Association of America's Discover America International Pow Wow for 1997 and 1998, respectively. Objectives of the Pow Wow; Reasons for the choice of the sites.

  • THE TAO OF DOW.  // Corporate Meetings & Incentives;Feb2008, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p9 

    An interview with Roger Dow, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Travel Industry Association (TIA), is presented. When asked about the impact of meetings and convention industry on travel and tourism efforts and policies that TIA advocates, he answered that the number of travelers...

  • Association buys for-profit show. Chatfield-Taylor, Cathy // Expo Magazine;Jan2006, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p23 

    The article focuses on the acquisition of Travel Commerce Conference and Expo (TravelCom) owned by JD Events by the Travel Industry Association (TIA) of America in 2005. The goal of the TIA is for it to expand electronic-commerce education for its members through buying or launching a trade show...

  • Crippled Tourism Has Dealt a Severe Blow to Many States. Sigo, Shelly; Shields, Yvette; Williams, Rochelle; Williamson, Richard // Bond Buyer;9/12/2002, Vol. 341 Issue 31469, p8 

    Reports the impact of the September 11 terrorist attack to complex tourism industry according to the Travel Industry Association of America in Bradenton, Florida. Estimation of 40 billion dollars revenue lost after the attack; Role of U.S. travel industry in tourism; Decline in stock values and...

  • Travel Industry Remains Divided Over Federal Aid for Tourism. Michels, Jennifer; Olearchik, Jim; Schiller, Kristan; Webber, Sara Perez; Young, Susan J. // Travel Agent;10/15/2001, Vol. 306 Issue 12, p88 

    Focuses on the lobbying of the Travel Industry Association for the revitalization of travel industry in the United States. Adoption of a bill aimed at providing relief to small businesses; Implementation of a comprehensive promotional plan; Maintenance of the employment stability.

  • Travel-and-tourism: The industry elections always leave behind. Blalock, Cecelia // Hotel & Motel Management;02/21/2000, Vol. 215 Issue 3, p10 

    Focuses issues affecting tourist trade in the United States. Influence of national leaders on the industry; Importance of travel-and-tourism on the economy; Decline of the government to establish funding for the National Tourism Organization; Agenda for action of the Travel Industry Association...

  • Fierce competition leads to larger state travel-and-tourism budgets.  // Hotel & Motel Management;05/01/2000, Vol. 215 Issue 8, p28 

    Reports on the results of the Travel Industry Association of America's `1999-2000 Survey of United States State and Territory Tourism Offices'. Plans of states to spend record funding for travel-and-tourism development and promotion; Top ten state-travel budgets; Rise in hotel use by US residents.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics