THE CONCEPT

TravelMatch is a professional B2B workshop organized for the first time in 2012 and owned jointly by ANTOR, Discover America, PATA and Virke (the travel agents association). TravelMatch is a compact event, where suppliers of all kinds of travel related products & services from within and outside Norway have the opportunity to meet with buyers and distributors in the Norwegian market. The event is based on pre-scheduled meetings, but there are also with some open slots and the chance to mingle with free float workshop meetings.

Sellers profile:
This event is primarily suitable for national and regional tourist offices, DMC´s and incoming agents, airlines, ferry- and cruise lines, train services, hotel chains and other suppliers of travel services.

Attendance fee:
Fee per company with one table/one person attending: NOK 5.500 (approx. Euros 600).
Fee per company with two companies sharing a table: NOK 3.850 (approx. Euros 420).
For a second person from the same company, the price is NOK 880 (approx. Euros 95).
All prices are subject to a charge of 25 % vat, but this amount is refundable from the Norwegian Tax Office after the event.
Each table has 4 chairs, and can accommodate 2 persons from each seller (or two sellers sharing).

Buyers profile:
Buyers in attendance will represent travel agencies, tour operators, event companies, incentive houses, meeting planners and corporate accounts from larger companies. These will mainly be Norwegian companies, but can also be international companies operating in Norway or companies from other Scandinavian countries.

Evening event:
The TravelMatch attendees will be invited to attend a gathering at the end of the event, as well as some kind of evening event for the travel industry. TravelMatch attendees will also be invited to attend Grand Travel Awards the same evening. More details about this will be avalable later.

Accommodation:
Various hotel options are located close to the venue, as well as elsewhere in the down town area. Special offers for attendees will be posted on the website closer to the event.

Registration and procedures:
For qualified sellers that have attended previously, as well as new applicants matching the seller profile, we will approve your request on a first come-first served basis. The number of sellers is limited.

As we prefer to have a good balance, there will only be a limited number of partners from the same country or region. TravelMatch reserves the right to select the partners that will be accepted. Our aim is to have relevant sellers that will attract the interest of the buyers and that will cover a wide spectrum, with regard to both the type of operation and the geographical area being covered.

The registration online will open early September, but you can express your interest beforehand by sending an email to meet@travelmatch.no.

Booking system:
The registration of sellers and buyers, the request for and booking of meetings and also the exchange of information takes place online. The system is very straight forward and interactive and it allows you to adjust your information, request meetings and to monitor your meeting schedule at any time. The buyers will be invited to register from early November. More details regarding this will follow.