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Why You Should Attend the 2018 Nevada Governor’s Global Tourism Summit.

Nevada tourism is constantly changing.

It’s a priority to stay aware of what’s next in the industry. The Governor’s Global Summit is where you’ll find the latest resources and insights from tourism influencers, all in one place.

Get first hand knowledge of international trends and markets that could change the way you do business. Network directly with peers in the industry and learn from the top minds in global tourism. Meet international buyers and media at the Nevada Marketplace and Media Marketplace, and stay on top of the travel shifts affecting every business in the tourism industry.

Global Tourism Summit Attendee Testimonials

“It was an excellent opportunity to learn about the broad range of Nevada experiences available to the visitor, which makes for positive editorial on Nevada.”
Jeremy Bourke, Mister Edit Media

“As a first year attendee I had a great experience. The fam tour was well-planned and the suppliers used were well-sourced. The conference itself was a great learning experience for market trends, as a place to network and overall highlighted better business practices through its general and breakout sessions.”
Maritza Lopez, New World Travel

“This year’s summit breakout sessions were extremely informative. The marketplace was the best one I’ve attended at this conference. Job very well done! Thank you for all of your support!”
Lindsey Hull, BASE Entertainment

Media Marketplace Testimonials

“Participating in the media marketplace at last year’s Global Tourism Summit was highly beneficial. I was able to connect with a writer from the LA Times, who I had worked with briefly in the past, and explore new story angles. As a result, we were able to get two clients in a “Weekend Escape” feature. That alone was worth it, but I was also able to connect with NCOT partners and a slew of international media contacts.”
Jen Eastwood, Director of Public Relations

Sales Marketplace Testimonials

“Governor’s Global Tourism Summit provides a bridge between international buyers and us hoteliers with the appointments and networking opportunities specifically for Nevada. It also updates us on new buying trends, travelers’ habits and informs the international and domestic buyers about our state in detail. I have made great connections and gained good business opportunities as well as strengthen the existing ones. I am looking forward to it this year.”
Mina Ozkan, Leisure Sales Manager
Eldorado Resorts

“I am a passionate Tourism advocate and a Nevadan! I have always wanted to learn more of our industry to adapt to the changes. Also, I like to share my experiences with other colleagues to improve ourselves.”

David Huang, President

“I have been coming to the Governor’s Global Tourism Summit for several years, and within the last few years, they have added the sales marketplace that is important; we are able to meet with tour operators…that was a very nice thing. The speakers have been wonderful. More people should attend this; it’s a great opportunity to promote busses in your area, international tourism to the state, and we have received a lot of international tourism in Elko.”
Tom Lester, Convention and Tourism Manager
Elko Convention and Visitors Authority

“I look forward to attending the Governor’s Global Tourism Summit to listen to all that is happening in the world of travel and how it impacts Nevada’s tourism. I also love meeting up with clients and strengthening our partnerships and friendships. It’s like attending a family reunion!”
Susan Redding, Sr. Sales Manager – Leisure Travel
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

“Governor’s Global Tourism Summit is a great event for networking and re-connecting with industry partners. It’s a perfect venue for learning about the current trends and updates on the state of Nevada. I can NOT wait to attend the next one! ”

Kelly Acheson, Director of Product
Pleasant Holidays

“Attending the Nevada Governor’s Global Tourism Summit each year is a great learning experience. All the sessions and guest speakers are always very informative and insightful. I also enjoy this excellent opportunity to network and look forward to meeting new colleagues from the travel industry.”
Linda DeMarsh, Product Manager
American Airlines Vacations

Sponsor Testimonials

“I’m just delighted to always really connect, face to face, with the partners here. I talk to them a lot via phone and email, but it is always really good to hangout, have a meal, learn what is going on in the great state of Nevada. Everyone is so welcoming. I really like it.”
Demetria Clemons, Brand USA Global Marketing
Miles Partnership

“There’s a fascination with our country, our natural parks, our people; our international travelers really want to learn more about the USA without any hidden agendas, and so. With the advent of international air service, the direct flights, it’s really important for our destination to know more about these new fabulous clientele.”
Earl Jacobson, Corporate Representative