OTD’s Meets Virtually With Tour Operators Ahead of On-Line ABA
Leading up to the Virtual ABA convention in June, early registrants have the opportunity to participate in one or more of the Marketplace OnDemand sessions. The Virtual Marketplace is a simulated convention floor and includes advertising placement for sponsors – Visit Baltimore and the Maryland Office of Tourism have some prominent placements; there are chat rooms for seminars; a library available for research; and a virtual “lounge” to meet up with clients and friends. Rich Gilbert, Travel Trade Manager, OTD has taken advantage of the opportunity to promote Maryland’s coach-friendly destinations, meeting with 32 tour operators so far with more expected during the next early-bird session on April 13.
Buyers will have the option of participating in one of the Marketplace sessions (May 25-27 or June 8-10). This means that you may have appointments on two days – DMO/Receptives (Tuesday, May 25 and June 8); Lodging/Attractions (May 26 and June 9 or May 27 and June 10). Some appointments are still open.