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Thank You To Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors:
Destination Toledo Ohio Has It
Hyatt Regency Ohio Travel Association
 Tour Illinois  

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:
Experience Grand Rapids Kankakee County CVB

Bronze Sponsors:
Chicago Southland South Shore


Showcase Attendees by Segment:

Attendees By Segment
By State:

  New York
N. Dakota
W. Virginia

Look Who's Coming to Heartland 2015!

1000 Islands

A.C.T. Tours Guaranteed Departures

Akron/Summit CVB

Anderson/Madison County VCB

BB Riverboats

Berea Tourism

Bob Evans Farm (The)

Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB

Celebration River Cruises

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Country Inn of Lancaster

Destination Toledo CVB

Destination: Greater Pittsburgh

Eat'n Park Restaurants

Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau

French Lick Resort

Graceland Attractions

Grand Ole Opry

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Greater Licking County CVB

Hollywood Casino Indiana

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

Indiana County Tourist Bureau

Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Kankakee County CVB

Love Receptive Services

Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center, Inc.

Mall of America

Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB

Mountain Playhouse/Green Gables Restaurant

Muskegon County CVB

My Kind of Town Tours & Events

Nautica Queen

New River Train Excursions

Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation

North Dakota Tourism

Ohio Travel Treasures

Omni William Penn Hotel

PA's Laurel Highlands

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau

Scioto Downs Racino

South Shore CVA

Southern Indiana, The Sunny Side of Louisville

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

The Dutton Theater Complex

The Frick Art & Historical Center

The Six Show

TITANIC Museum Attraction

Turkey Hill Experience

Valley Forge Casino Resort

Valley Forge CVB

Visit Hendricks County

Visit Madison, Inc.

 See You In Chicago!


Connecting Group Travel Buyers & Sellers for 30 Years!

Whether you’re buying or selling group experiences,Heartland Travel Showcase is the place to make it happen and Chicago is the place to be Feb. 20-22, 2015.

Heartland Travel Showcase brings together a diverse group of suppliers from across America's Heartland and highly qualified tour operators who plan tours in the Heartland region.

Heartland Beat - Fall 2014



As the nation’s largest regional marketplace, Heartland builds your business by linking you to sellable itineraries and professional contacts that make the most sense for your business.



Heartland Exhibitors & Tours Operators

Love Heartland Travel Showcase

When asked:

How satisfied were you with your 2014 Heartland Travel Showcase experience

Very Satisfied or Satisfied*

Exhibitor Satisfaction

97% of Exhibitors          96% of Tour Operators

On average, in 2014:

Heartland Exhibitors had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with 41 Tour Operators! 
(And that doesn't include contacts made at networking events!)

Exhibitor Appointment Distribution


Heartland Tour Operators had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with over 90 Heartland destinations!

When we asked 2014 Heartland Exhibitors:

How satisfied were you with the quality of Tour Operators in attendance?*

94% Very Satisfied or Satisfied


When we asked 2014 Heartland Tour Operators:

How satisfied were you with the quality and appeal of the Heartland destinations in attendance?*

97% Very Satisfied or Satisfied

In 2015:

More than 6,000 business meetings will be conducted on the showcase floor at the Hyatt Regency Chicagoduring the three-day Heartland Travel Showcase! 


Over 500 professional 
meetings per hour!*

*Appointments conducted over 12 hours of scheduled trade show time.

The compact show schedule means less time away from the office and more time dedicated to making business contacts.


The business contacts made at Heartland continue well beyond the show floor. We connect buyers and sellers throughout the year, including through our free quarterly publication, The Heartland Beat

If you do business in the Heartland, don’t overlook this targeted, relevant and cost-effective way to grow group travel.  

Listen To What 2014 Attendees Are Saying About Heartland!

Chris Massie TITANIC"Thank you Heartland Travel Showcase! This was my first experience and all I can say is WOW, what an organized show it is. From making appointments to arriving to the show…there’s great attention to every detail. I was especially impressed with the show guide and the detailed profile sheets on each tour operator! Hope to see you in Chicago."

Chris Massie, TITANIC Museum

Jeff Crow Bourbon "Heartland Travel offered educational opportunities, great appointments and amazing networking for our new property. This showcase allowed The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience to reach an audience in a three day period that we would have never been able to reach on our own in a three year period."

Jeff Crow, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Heartlad2014 Heartland Travel Showcase was fantastic! We will definitely see business this year from the show. The tour operators came ready to plan their group tours!

Sharrona Burns, CTP, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

 "We found the tour operators very qualified and interested in our region! Great evening events gave us the opportunity to network with other regional partners and tour operators! Thank you for a well-organized Heartland Travel Showcase!"

Debbie McDonald, Historic Roscoe Village


Heartland Travel Showcase