As you run your business and continue to analyze expenses, attending physical trade shows can drain heavily on your budget. Registration fees, hotels, meals, airfare, taxis, etc. can add up quickly. Are you really getting the return that you need based on the costs of attending? 95% of all travel agents never attend a major physical trade show, and this may be a key deciding factor.
Taking into account all of these expenses, and almost more importantly, your time away from being in the office and booking travel, TravelPulse founded Virtual Travel Events in 2008.
Provide your audience with the most engaging experience incorporating interactive social elements such as group chats, social networking, lounges, live and on-demand webinars, and much more.
A wide audience base can be reached, as travel agents enjoy the freedom to attend from home, office, or a coffee shop. Even for those unable to attend the live dates, they can view the content on demand.
Full database of booth visitors - including geographical data, annual sales data, products sold data, industry membership/consortia data and more
Collateral consumption data
Attending a physical trade show takes a considerable amount of time and money for you as well as busy travel agents who are focused on selling you. With this need eliminated, you save on costs and prospective audience members may be more likely to sign up as a result!
Promotion of the digital event takes place before, during and post event, meaning a vast potential audience of travel agents can be reached online, increasing the visibility of your brand.
Virtual expos are LIVE events, just like a physical trade show. Simply log into the event during the designated dates and time, and you will be able to interact and engage with thousands of agents and representatives from destinations, cruise lines, tour operators and more! Activities include:
The Exhibition Hall houses all of the exhibitor booths where you can interact with representatives through text and video chat, watch product videos, and download brochures. Optional appointment setting for booth interactions available.
Attend live or pre-recorded webinars and learn firsthand what’s new.
Interact with fellow agents and expert travel editors who produce AGENTatHOME Magazine, TravelPulse.com, and Travel Agent Academy. Find out the latest happenings in the travel industry here.
Planning an international event? Translate rooms, chats, and upload videos and webinars in several languages.
All virtual events receive pre-event and day-of event marketing. This includes email marketing, banner advertising on TravelPulse and in our Daily Newsletter. Additional marketing opportunities on TravelPulse Canada available.
On-Demand Attendance: 105
On-Demand Content Views: 1,943
On-Demand Video Views: 1,911
On-Demand Booth Entries: 852