About Connect Travel and TourOperatorLand

TourOperatorLand is produced by Connect Travel marketing incoming tourism to and within North America through a variety of specialized events and publishing projects.

TourOperatorLand.com is the only travel site designed to be used by international, domestic and receptive tour operators, travel media, and travel agents researching new ideas for products.

Our Team

Will Seccombe President


Jacob "Jake" Steinman Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Shari BaileyVice President, Connect Travel and General Manager, Connect Travel Events


Betsy Cooper Director of TourOperatorLand.com and Partner Engagement


Becca SmithSenior Director of Marketing & Events


Sally DavisManager of Meetings & Events


Conor Finneran Sales Manager


Fernando HarbSenior Director of Sales


Whitney FeatherManager of Sales


Tom BerriganManaging Editor/Producer, The Inbound Report


Laurie Jo Miller Farr Editor, The Travel Vertical


Travel Planning Website & Publication


The only travel site designed to be used by international, domestic and receptive tour operators, travel media, and travel agents researching new ideas for products.

TourOperatorLand Magazine - Print Edition

An annual tour planning directory and print companion piece to TourOperatorLand distributed to all Pow Wow attendees and mailed to qualified domestic and inbound receptive tour operators.


Travel E-Newsletters

The Inbound Report (Established 1996)

A weekly online newsletter covering news, trends, and research on the leading inbound tourism markets.
Target audience: North American-based destinations, suppliers and receptive tour operators.


The Connect Travel Newsletter

Weekly stories curated exclusively for digital tourism marketers.


Contact Us

Connect Travel
15 Technology Pkwy. S.
Suite 250
Norcross, GA 30092

Phone: 770-582-9700
Email: info@ConnectTravel.com

The content on this website is provided by local DMOs and attractions. TourOperatorLand is not responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Connect Travel Events

Active America-China (Established in 2009)
March 30 - April 2, 2020
Hilton San Diego Bayfront San Diego, CA

An annual product development show that brings together top Chinese tour operators with invited suppliers and destinations to develop new tour opportunities.


Active America-China Receptive Edition (AACRE)
September 17-18, 2019
Hilton San Gabriel, San Gabriel, CA

An annual product development show that brings together Chinese Receptive Tour operators with invited suppliers and destintions to develop new tour opportunities.


Connect THRIVE Summit
October 3-5, 2019
Parc 55, San Francisco, CA

Connect THRIVE Summit is focused on community development through LGBTQ travel, sports, and entertainment. This one-of-a-kind marketing summit features dynamic general sessions and networking events alongside a series of pre-scheduled, one-on-one connections between destinations, resorts, hotels, attractions, domestic and international tour operators and travel agents, sports rights holders, media, marketers and brands.


Connect Travel Marketplace
February 19-21, 2020
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL

Connect Travel Marketplace is the can’t-miss international travel show where North American Suppliers will meet with international tour operators during pre-scheduled one-on-one Marketplace appointments.


Connect Marketing Leadership Summit
February 19-21, 2020
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL

Marketing Leadership Summit features a robust educational program focusing on the trends and technologies that will transform tourism marketing in the next three to five years along with pre-scheduled, one-on-one Marketplace appointments between North American suppliers and marketers.


eTourism Summit
October 7-9, 2019
Parc 55, San Francisco, CA

Join fellow destinations and suppliers at the 20th anniversary of eTS to get up to the minute examples of the latest applications, practices and innovations in digital media.


RTO Summit West/East/Florida

A marketplace and conference bringing together Receptive tour operators with destinations and suppliers.


RTO Summit West
February 25-26, 2020
Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, CA
RTO Summit East
April 24-25, 2019
Park Central Hotel, NYC
RTO Summit Florida
October 23-24, 2019
Omni Orlando Resort @ ChampionsGate, ChampionsGate, FL

For more information please visit, www.rtosummit.com.

TravelAbility Summit
November 12-13, 2019
Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, CA

A business to business event that will bring together destinations, airports, attractions, travel providers with accessible product innovators with the purpose of spurring further ideas and products that will make travel easier for those with physical, behavioral and cognitive disabilities. Our goal: making destinations accessible to everyone.


Our Partners