TravelMatch is a professional B2B workshop organized for the first time in 2012 and is 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 primarily based on pre-scheduled meetings, but there are also some open slots with a chance to mingle and create free float workshop meetings.
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 meeting the criteria for attending.
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.
The TravelMatch attendees will be invited to attend a gathering at the end of the event, as well as some kind of evening event. More details about this will be avalable on the website later, and be incorporated as part of the program.
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 required seller profile, we will approve your request on a first come-first served basis when the online registration opens. However, the total number of sellers shall be limited, and each attendee need to be approved by the organizer.
Since one of our priorities is to have a good balance in the products offered, 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. This shall also benefit the attending sellers, and secure a good potential and result for all partners.
The online registration for sellers open late August, but you can express your interest beforehand by sending an email to email@example.com.
For buyers, the online registration opens in the last half of October.
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 totally transparent and interactive and it allows you to adjust your information, request meetings and to monitor your meeting schedule at any time. The online registration will take place for sellers first, and then for buyers, and only after this the system will open for both parties to request and book meetings.