Article link: http://onlinedigitalpublishing.com/publication/?i=155907&p=70
Publication: Courier magazine
“Portland has a lot to offer tour operators in terms of specialty travel—adventure, cultural, and wine and culinary—all with an eye toward sustainability,” said Lisa Simon, NTA president, adding that Portland’s youthful appeal plays to Contact’s operator-to-operator strength. “Mutual mentoring in Portland will enable older operators to learn about current trends and technologies, while younger professionals can learn tried-and-true business practices.”
Education sessions tailored for operators are the backbone of Contact, and networking and sightseeing events allow attendees to interact with each other and to discover and develop new product. Next year’s Contact will be the first located in the Pacific Northwest.