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Day 1 : Travel Insider SummitFuture of Chinese Travel

For Industry Professionals & Trade

March 10th, 2017, 2PM - 8PM

By tickets only, The North America Travel Show is excited to host a half-day summit for travel industry professionals. The Travel Insider Summit will explore current trends and the future outlook for Chinese travelers.

At the Travel Insider Summit, industry professionals will learn from top speakers presenting about the following topics:

How to partner with organizations to grow inbound Chinese tourism

Marketing strategies to attract Chinese travelers

WeChat 101 for travel companies, attractions, and destinations

Working with Chinese media



2:00 pm - Opening Remark

Jack Lok, Principle of China Nihao 

2:10 pm - Engaging Chinese Travelers through Retail, Tourism, and Hospitality

Keri Hanson, Macy's
Rob MacKay, Queens Tourism Council
Louise O'brien, Langham Hospitality Group

2:45 pm - The U.S. Perspective: News Stories About Chinese Travel

Rafat Ali, CEO of Skift

3:05 pm - Connecting with the Chinese Media, Journalists, and Influencers.

Fan Bu, Journalist
David Zhou, IM2CHINA

4:00 pm - Using Chinese Social Media Demo with #1 China/NYC Blogger

Vera Wang, Creator of VERAWANGXNYC

4:20 pm - The Next 5 Years: Outlook on Chinese Travel

Saul Gitlin, Gitlin Global Consulting
Deana Gao, ChinaGravy
Jacqueline Zhao, You.World

5:20 pm Closing Remarks

Rick Sun, CEO of L&L Travel

6:00 pm - Cocktails & Hor d'Oeuvres

8:00 pm - Program Ends



Co-hosted with:

Chinese visitors are spending more money than others, and they are staying longer.
— Ernest Wooden Jr., CEO of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board

Day 2 : North America Travel Show

On day 2 of the North America Travel Show, we will open our doors to travelers who will have the opportunity to peruse through dozens of travel vendors, tour operators, and services to plan their next trip.

This is an excellent opportunity for our vendors to bridge the gap and make their product known to the ever-expanding Asian market.