ASTA Destination Expo Agenda - 2021

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Mark your calendars! On Thursday, May 20th from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM you'll hear from ASTA's Bob Duglin, Vice President, International Membership & Host Agencies, and Mia Marcus, Events Coordinator joined by our partners in Croatia to hear about how to prepare for your travels and what to expect at ASTA Destination Expo 2021. 
 
One critical aspect of this event is to allow you to meet with local stakeholders of the travel and tourism industry in Croatia. We'll walk you through how to set up your account to pre-schedule B2B appointments and what you can expect during our networking portion of the event.  Register here>>

Program

ASTA Destination Expo includes educational sessions, evening receptions and events, B2B meetings and trade show. Program is subject to change.

Pre-Educational Journeys
 All Day Pre-Educational Journeys  
   
Day 1  Thursday, June 10th
Time Event
 All Day Arrivals
Attendees participating in ASTA Destination Expo and staying at our host hotel will receive a complimentary transfer from the Dubrovnik Airport. Attendees participating in a pre-Educational Journey will be transferred to our host hotel during the day before the opening welcome event.
2:00 PM Registration Desk Opens
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Opening Welcome Reception
Welcome to Croatia! Tonight we’ll enjoy a “Prijem Dobrodošlice,” Croatian for celebration, as our first formal gathering at the Revelin Club.
 
Day 2 Friday, June 11th
 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

General Session
Welcome to ASTA Destination Expo 2021! We'll kick off our next few days of education and touring with featured speakers local to Croatia. Invited speakers include:
  - Minister of Tourism, Nikolina Brnjac
  - Director of Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic
  - US Embassy
  - Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković
 - AmCro Travel

 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Coffee Break
 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Destination Training Seminars
Giving you the knowledge to sell Croatia with confidence. Our sessions will include topics such as luxury travel, sailing Croatia, cruising Adriatic, wine & dine travel tours, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions), and wine traditions. 
 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch
 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Trade Show
Bringing in the best local suppliers to meet with you in person.
Evening
6:30 PM
Free Time to Explore Dubrovnik
Dinner 
(please note that you can eat dinner elsewhere if you decide to explore Dubrovnik for the evening)
   
Day 3 Saturday, June 12th
 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM B2B Meetings
Meet 1:1 with supplier partners from Croatia!
 12:30 PM  - 1:00 PM Coffee Break
 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Destination Training Seminars
Giving you the knowledge to sell Croatia with confidence. Our sessions will include topics on adventure travel, island hopping, Game of Thrones tours, family trips & group travel and health tourism.
 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lunch
 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Dubrovnik's Old City & Game of Thrones Themed Tour.  (included in registration) 
Please note: you must pre-register for these tours through registration.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening
Free Time to Explore Dubrovnik
Dinner


Day 4 Sunday, June 13th
 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Full-Day Sightseeing Tour to Ston, Peljesac, and the Countryside  (included in registration) 
Please note: you must pre-register for these tours through registration. 
 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Evening Closing Event at Rixos Premium Hotel Dubrovnik
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Monday, June 14th
 All Day Departures
Attendees participating in ASTA Destination Expo and staying at our host hotel will receive a complimentary transfer to the Dubrovnik Airport. Attendees participating in a post-educational journey will be picked up at our host hotel on this day. 
 All Day Post Educational Journeys  


Day 4 – Sunday, December 6th
 8:30 AM - TBD Full-Day Sightseeing Tour  (included in registration)