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Heartland Dine Around Opportunities

Many great Chicago restaurants are offering discounts for Heartland attendees.

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2015 Heartland Education

Group Tour Bootcamp:
Finding the Next Group

When: Feb. 19, 2015 | 1 - 5 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Cost: $65/person

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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:
 Grove City  Nta
 Scioto Downs  

Silver Sponsors:
Experience Grand Rapids Kankakee County CVB
 Amway Grand  Trumbull County

Bronze Sponsors:
Chicago Southland South Shore
Bus Tours Group Tour Media
Group Travel Odyssey Perrysburg
Pigeon Forge Premiere Travel Media
Serendipity  The Group Travel Leader
 New Vision Media  


 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.


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.


2015 Heartland Travel Showcase

Show Program 



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!


In 2015:

Over 7,600 professional meetings and 6,514 pre-scheduled appointments will be conducted on the showcase floor at the Hyatt Regency Chicago during the three-day Heartland Travel Showcase! 


Over 630 professional 
meetings per hour!*

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


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