International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)

The Premier Training Institute for Tour & Travel Professionals Since 1976

Sponsor & Exhibit Opportunities


33rd Annual ITMI Symposium    I   November 2–6, 2018    I    Tucson, Arizona


Why attend the ITMI Symposium?

  • Meet & network with 300+ travel and tourism industry professionals
  • Connect and do business with a select group of product development decision makers from major international and domestic tour operators, meeting & event planners and media
  • Valuable networking opportunities with key decision makers responsible for tour planning, in a unique venue to showcase your destination or attraction
  • A full slate of travel industry-focused educational programs and panel discussions about trends, opportunities and challenges

About Symposium

The 33rd Annual ITMI Symposium in Tucson includes three days of educational programs, panel discussions, networking, hands-on workshops and an employment marketplace. Over 30 leading tour operators, such as Tauck, Globus Family of Brands, Collette, WorldStrides, Destination America, Onward, Explorica, Education Travel Adventures, Mayflower, Gate 1, Bob Rogers Travel, Brightspark and Holiday Vacations will be in attendance.


"The ITMI Symposium is the only industry event that allows us to spend quality time with leading tour operators and other key decision makers, whom we have been trying to meet for years. It’s a valuable opportunity to establish meaningful relationships with travel industry attendees from around the world.” Jacquie Wansley, Marketing Manager, World of Coca-Cola


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

  Platinum Sponsorship $10,000

Platinum Sponsorship $10,000

PLATINUM level benefits with stage time

  • Marketing / sales presentation during a luncheon (10 minutes)
  • Prime exhibit space with draped table for three days
  • Top listing on printed materials / web / internet materials / logo
  • Exclusive VIP / Tour Operator wine tasting and networking event
  • Invitation only VIP / Tour Operator Dinner 
  • Showcase your brand on printed Symposium program and ITMI website
  • Ongoing brand promotion including social media, press releases and articles
  • Attendance at Symposium for five days including educational sessions (two persons)
  • Meals include three luncheons, Gala Welcome Evening and Closing Event for two persons (additional lunches may be purchased)
  • Listing of Tour Operator Delegates with contact information
  • Press release distributed to targeted domestic & international media via VOCUS, PRWeb

"ITMI Symposium was a pivotal conference for our business. This was the first conference of this type for us to attend as a sponsor.  ITMI did an amazing job helping us get set up and introduced us to EVERYONE. The entire team was very responsive to our being the "new guy" and went above and beyond what we could have ever expected. The contacts we made at the Symposium carried with us through the year. We have had multiple opportunities to reinforce those relationships that have been crucial to our success in the industry. We spent quality time at the conference getting to know the key people in our state tourism agency, learning about the opportunities for adult and youth travel & networking with numerous international agencies. ITMI helped us tremendously as we stepped into unknown waters and feel so much more in touch with the industry".  Ruth Pepler, Dogwood Hills Guest Farm


  Gold Sponsorship $7,500

Gold Sponsorship $7,500

GOLD level benefits with stage time

  • Marketing / sales presentation during a luncheon (5 minutes)
  • Prime exhibit space with draped table for three days
  • Exclusive VIP / Tour Operator wine tasting and networking event
  • Showcase your brand on printed Symposium program and ITMI website
  • Attendance at Symposium for five days including educational sessions (one person)
  • Meals include three luncheons, Gala Welcome Evening and Closing Event for one person (additional lunches may be purchased)
  • Listing of Tour Operator Delegates with contact information
  • Press release distributed to targeted domestic and international media via VOCUS and PRWeb

  Silver Sponsorship $5,000

Silver Sponsorship $5,000

SILVER level benefits

  • Prime exhibit space with draped table for three days
  • Showcase sponsor on printed Symposium program and ITMI website
  • Attendance at Symposium for five days including educational sessions (one person)
  • Meals include three luncheons, Gala Welcome Evening and Closing Event for one person (additional lunches may be purchased)
  • Listing of Tour Operator Delegates with contact information

  Sponsor / Exhibitor Early Bird Rate $399

Sponsor / Exhibitor Early Bird Rate $399

Sponsor / Exhibitor benefits

  • Exhibit space with draped table for three days
  • Listing on printed materials 
  • Attendance at the opening luncheon for one person (additional lunches may be purchased)
  • Listing of Tour Operator Delegates with contact information

   A La Carte Sponsorship Opportunities

 A La Carte Sponsorship Opportunities

A La Carte Options (to be added to any level above)

  • Opening Welcome Event including all VIP / Tour Operator / Tour Director & Guide Attendees $20,000 SOLD!
  • Closing Gala Event including all VIP / Tour Operator / Tour Director & Guide Attendees $20,000
  • Lunch Sponsorship including all VIP / Tour Operator / Tour Director & Guide Attendees $15,000
  • Motorcoach Transportation $10,000 SOLD!
  • VIP / Tour Operator Exclusive Dinner $10,000 
  • Logo Registration Bags $10,000  
  • VIP / Tour Operator Wine & Cheese Reception $5,000  
  • VIP / Tour Operator Gifts $2,500+
  • Refreshment Break $2,500+ (six breaks available)
  • Speaker Honorariums $2,000 - $10,000+
  • Logo Neck Wallets $2,500+
  • Luncheon Chair Drop (one page / one brochure) $750
  • Custom Sponsorship Opportunity $500+

Additional Opportunities

  • To become a part of the ITMI Symposium for more details on how ITMI can create a unique way to promote your brand at Symposium please fill out the contact form below or contact Annemarie Osborne, Vice President Sales & Marketing at 949-237-2906 or annemarie.osborne@gmail.com. 


"The different locations are always a big draw for us to attend. Initially, sometimes the destination seems an unusual location to host but it shows that it is not just the destination that matters but what we can learn from and experience within that destination; local sightseeing, attractions, hotels, the level of service venues are willing to provide and the ability to experience first hand what can be done in the surrounding area is critical. I feel the destinations ITMI has offered have been outstanding. I’m in awe of the pull ITMI has to gain buy-in from destinations and their ability to always feature interesting sites and excellent venues." Emma Pitre, Destination America