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Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Get In On The Ground Level: Marketing Tips for Emerging Destinations Guaranteed to Please ‘Bucket List’ Travelers LIMITED

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This informal panel discussion takes a look at less traveled destinations you should be paying attention to in this rapidly evolving global industry. We’ll explore the nuances of emerging tourism areas with developing infrastructure and provide tips on setting proper expectations in your marketing of the destinations. We’ll also examine the role of culture in off-the-beaten path travel and identify which demographics to target through a discussion of the “vacation persona” of those enticed by remote destinations.

Audience participation is encouraged.

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Josh Kahn

Senior Account Supervisor
Having been virtually raised in the travel industry, Josh Kahn has spent the last 10 years as a strong advocate for tourism to the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific Regions. He currently serves as Chairman for the New York Chapter of the Pacific Asia Tourism Association (PATA) and has worked... Read More →

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Barry Goldsmith

Professor, NYU
Barry Goldsmith is a professor of both architecture and humor, which he believes is apropos to travel -- since leisure travel should be fun.  He's been to 117 countries and does "travel math."  (He added 7 countries in the former Yugoslavia, but had to subtract two -- Hong Kong... Read More →
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Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
@immersifyRumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia. An avid thrill seeker, Rumit plays a pivotal role in developing custom itineraries for luxury and academic clients leveraging a wealth of knowledge and professional networks in both Africa and South Asia to design complex it... Read More →
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Howard Smith

President, CHINASMITH, Inc
Howard C. Smith is the president of Chinasmith, Inc., which serves the interests of people and organizations that work, study, travel or tour in China and Southeast Asia. He has traveled throughout Asia for 40 years, speaks Chinese and has been to China more than 100 times. 

Saturday April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Industry Track - (The Matterhorn: 307-308 - 3rd Floor) 150 W. 83rd St. NY, NY 10024

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