OTD’s Rich Gilbert Represents Maryland at the National Tourism Association Travel Exchange in Fort Worth, Texas
Rich Gilbert, Travel & Trade Manager, OTD, and a delegation of Maryland tourism and travel experts traveled to Fort Worth, Texas in mid-December to promote Maryland travel at the National Travel Association (NTA)’s “TREX” Travel Exchange. The Maryland delegation included representatives from Visit Baltimore, Visit Hagerstown, Ocean City CVB, the National Aquarium and Uno Pizzeria & Grill. Gilbert met with 30 tour operators for 7-miniute sessions and led a pair of sales presentations for tour operators. The sales and fact-finding mission is a key part of OTD’s annual strategy for promoting group tourism, and NTA’s TREX is one of the nation’s premiere marketplaces for package tour sales.