The Delaware Tourism Office has consistently grown its presence at regional, national, even international, trade shows over the past decade. Attending these events is an important part of the visitor attraction process. They provide face-to-face interaction with consumers and allows DTO’s sales team to sell the state and its offerings to them.

As a tourism agency, our team must be where our customers are. We do that through being at up to 10 major shows each year. These shows are also an opportunity for our partners to meet one-on-one with consumers. Partnering with the tourism office at an upcoming event is one of the best and most cost efficient ways to market to potential visitors.

Below is a list of shows DTO staff is going to this year. The ones in bold are opportunities for co-op and sponsorship. If you're interested, please contact the team member for the segment. Also, please consider providing a prize or giveaway for your event, attraction, hotel or restaurant, which helps attract more show attendees to the Delaware both and is a great way for the tourism team to promote you specifically. 

Group Tour:
Spotlight on the Mid-Atlantic
Baltimore, MD
October 29 – November 1, 2017

Ontario Motor Coach Association Marketplace
Toronto, Canada
November 5 – November 8, 2017

American Bus Association Marketplace
Charlotte, NC
January 26 – 30, 2018


Travel Alliance Partners TAP Dance
Atlantic City, NJ
June 4 – 8, 2018

DTO Contact: Tina Madanat, Sales Director 

Leisure:

Washington D.C. Travel and Adventure Show
Washington, DC
January 20 – 21, 2018


New York Times Travel Show
New York City, NY
January 26 – 28, 2018


AAA Pittsburgh Travel Showcase
Pittsburgh, PA
January 26 – 28, 2018

Philadelphia Travel and Adventure Show
Philadelphia, PA
March 10 – 11, 2018


DTO Contact: Alexis Walters, Leisure Sales Coordinator 

Sports:

Travel, Events and Management in Sports TEAMS Conference
Orlando, FL
October 30 – November 2, 2017

National Association of Sports Commissions Symposium
Minneapolis, MN
April 23 – 26, 2018

DTO Contact: Jessie Dmiterchik, Delaware Sports Commission Executive Director