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

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.

American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace
January 10-14, 2020
Omaha, NE

Air Canada FAM Tour (Invite Only)
January 21-23, 2020
Charlotte, NC

National Tour Association (NTA) Contact
POSTPONED

March 18-21, 2020
Anchorage, AK

Beyond Domestic (Partner Travel Trade Training)
POSTPONED

March 26, 2020
Charlotte Convention Center

Visit NC Trade & Media Mission
POSTPONED
April 18-25, 2020
Germany & Switzerland

Brand USA Mega FAM Tour (Invite Only)
POSTPONED

April 29 - May 1
Charlotte, NC

IMEX Frankfurt (Cancelled)
May 12-14, 2020
Messe Frankfurt, Germany

U.S. Travel Association's IPW
May 30 - June 3, 2020
Las Vegas, NV

VMA-MCASC-NCMA Regional Meeting & Marketplace
August 25-28, 2020
Harrisonburg, VA

National Tour Association (NTA) Travel Exchange
November 15-19, 2020
Reno, NV

Travel South International
December 5-9, 2020
New Orleans, LA

IMEX Frankfurt
May 25-27, 2021
Messe Frankfurt, Germany

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