Receptive Tour Operators are defined as United States-based companies which specialize in creating, marketing, and selling United States travel products to International Inbound travelers. Receptive Tour Operators have unique knowledge of the countries they serve and of the destinations they sell. A Tour Operator shall be considered a Receptive when the majority of its revenue is derived from Inbound International travelers to the United States.

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RSAA Membership Meeting for Metro NYC Members, March 24
Bill's Bar and Burger, Accent on Dining, and the Receptive Services Association of America invite you to an RSAA Networking/Membership Party in New York, New York on Tuesday, March 24. The event will get underway at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will allow members and non-members in the New York City metro area to learn about current RSAA activities and network with colleagues in the international inbound arena. NYC & Co. will also make a short presentation about the importance of receptive tour operators in their international marketing efforts.

Bill's Bar and Burger is located  at 85 West Street (inside the Marriott).

Schedule of Events:
6:00-6:30 pm Registration and Networking
6:35 pm – Welcome by Bill's Bar and Burger
6:40 pm - RSAA Update
6:45 pm - NYC & Co. Presentation
7:05-8:00 pm Networking and social time-drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Summit Photos Available on RSAA's Facebook Page/Inbound Travel Forecast Presentation
Visit RSAA's Facebook page for photos of all the fun at the 2015 Summit.

Also, Julie Heizer's Inbound Travel Forecast is available here.

RSAA Celebrates Successful and Productive 2015 Summit
The biggest RSAA Summit in more than 5 years saw a record number of appointments conducted at the two-day RSAA Summit. Held Feb. 3-4 in Las Vegas, RSAA welcomed a delegation from Brazil and the first-ever attendees from Taiwan. The event was capped off by the Awards Dinner, hosted by the Las Vegas CVA. Winners of 2015 Stanley Awards were:

Excellence is Sales and Marketing, Hotel – Caesars Entertainment
Excellence in Sales and Marketing, Non-Hotel – New Orleans CVB
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Operations, Hotel – IHG
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Operations, Non-Hotel – Choose Chicago
Chairman’s Award for Cooperating with RSAA Receptive Tour Operators, Hotel – Venetian/Palazzo
Chairman’s Award for Cooperating with RSAA Receptive Tour Operators, Non-Hotel – Las Vegas CVA
Stanley Fisher Award for the Outstanding Travel Professional of the Year – Malcolm Smith, U.S. Travel
Lifetime Achievement Award – Richard Kerekes, CitySights

Sponsors of the 2015 Summit were:
Las Vegas CVA, Caesars Entertainment, The Linq, Best Western International, Brand USA, Inc., Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Starwood Hotels, Wyndham Worldwide, SuperShuttle, NYC&Co., the Philadelphia CVB, Jacksonville CVB, IPW, IHG, Carmine's, Blair Hotels, Best Vegas Attractions,  and Blair Hotels.

Save The Date - Summit 2016
Summit 2016 will be held Feb. 9-10 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City.





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