The 2013 GWTTRA Conference was a major success thanks to our sponsors and
speakers. (You can see the 2013 program below.)
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Last Years Program in Berkeley:
The 2013 GWTTRA conference program will look into the future of travel,
tourism and hospitality. The conference will discuss upcoming key changes affecting the
traveling consumer for each major sector of our industry.
Additionally, we will review
the changing wants, needs and aspirations of the the consumer and how tourism will have
to respond to maximize success in the next 15 years.
A mobile app will be available with all proceedings, speaker bios, sponsor
info and more. Link for download will be emailed Monday April 8th Also a QR
code to download the app will be on this Webpage. App is sponsored by
EventMobi, the leaders in event apps
Wednesday April 10 2013:
2pm-5pm: Board Retreat (Boiler Room A)
6pm: Opening Reception (No host bar). Sponsored by Visit Denver,
The Mile High City, and our wonderful location for the 2014
GWTTRA Conference. (Boiler Room B)
Thursday April 11 2013: Practitioner Presentations: All
Presentations will be in the Whitecotton Room on 6th Floor.
7:30am: Registration Opens (Coffee)
8:45am: Welcome by: Chris Cordova President of GWTTRA Board, Kathy
Palmer Director of TTRA International and Matt Stiker Chief Marketing
Officer San Francisco Travel. Whitecotton Room
9:00am: Keynote Speaker: "The Future of Tourism in the 21st Century", Roger
Brooks, CEO Destination Development International.
(Sponsored by the Nevada Commission on Tourism)
Around the corner from BART's
Downtown Berkeley Station, take the Shattuck-Allston Way exit, the hotel is
right across the corner from this exit and easily
accessible to and from OAK and SFO airports. In addition, the hotel is two
blocks from UC Berkeley and amidst a myriad of restaurants, theaters, and
Built in 1910 by the family of Francis Kittredge Shattuck, the hotel was
Berkeley's first, and set the standard for hotels that followed. After
undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, this is Berkeley's newest
Green initiatives have been implemented throughout the hotel including a key
card activated energy systems in rooms.
FIVE, A Modern American Bistro-
"FIVE" features local, organic and sustainable ingredients. American Cuisine,
casual yet upscale.
Please book your hotel room directly. Special Rates for the conference are $139 sngl or dbl
(1 King) and $149 dbl-dbl (2 dbl beds).
Although the room block has been filled. If you need accommodation
please call GWTTRA directly at (541) 829 0037 or email John@gwttra.com
and we will make sure you are accommodated.
There are 3 steps to registering for the conference: Step 1: fill out the form below which resisters
you for the actual conference. Step 2: Click on the secure "Buy Now" Pal Pal
Buttons to pay for the conference (you do not have to be a Pay Pal member to
use Pay Pal). Step 3: Book the hotel directly (The Hotel
Shattuck Plaza) Book Online:
Click Here and use the group code 1304GWTTRA,
Call Directly (510) 845-7300 ask for the GWTTRA 2013
Conference Group Rate. (Room
Block will be released March 11th 2013). To help GWTTRA fulfill their room commitments to the Hotel please
book your room at the hotel and within the GWTTRA block.
Transportation: Book your flights
directly to the Oakland Airport. Take the BART light
rail from Oakland Airport to Downtown Berkeley and take the Shattuck-Allston
Way Exit and the Hotel is across the road. Cost
$2.40 one way.
Once you have submitted
your personal information above by clicking on the "Submit" button please
return to the Symposium section and click below on the "Buy Now" button to
pay for the symposium. Thank You!
If you need to beinvoiced
and pay by check rather than pay by credit card above, please email the
number of attendees and pricing particulars to
You will receive an invoice by return email. Thank you
Cancellation policy: Full refund for the
symposium will be issued if cancellation is received by 5pm, March 17th 2013.
Half the symposium registration fee will be refunded if cancellation is
received after 5pm March 17th 2013. No refund will be granted after 5pm
March 29th 2013. Hotel cancellation must be done directly with the
hotel and is subject to their policy.