Receptive Tour Operators are defined as United States-based companies which specialize in creating, marketing, and selling United States travel products to International Inbound travelers. Receptive Tour Operators have unique knowledge of the countries they serve and of the destinations they sell. A Tour Operator shall be considered a Receptive when the majority of its revenue is derived from Inbound International travelers to the United States.

  

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RSAA Summit 2014
The 2014 RSAA Summit will be held February 4-5 in Washington, D.C.

Hotel Information
The 2014 Summit will be held at The Omni Shoreham.

 

Rates for Summit will be:

$109 (plus 14.5% tax) for receptive operators
$159 (Plus 14.5% tax) for suppliers 
Reservations may be made through the Reservations Department at 1-800-THE-OMNI or 202-234-0700 before January 13, 2014. You must mention Receptive Services Association of America in order to receive the discounted rate.

Registration Fees
Registration Fees for the 2013 Summit are as follows:

$550 for RSAA Member Receptive Operators*
$750 for Non-RSAA Member Receptive Operators*

*Companies bringing more than one receptive delegate qualify for registration discounts. Contact headquarters@rsaa.org to register more than one delegate per company.

$650 for RSAA Member Suppliers
$850 for RSAA Non-Member Suppliers

Schedule of Events
Current schedule of events and educational sessions.

Transportation and FAM Information

Destination DC 3 Hour Post-FAM
Destination DC invites all the receptive operators attending the Summit to stay a little longer.

We will take you to a special tour of the city on Thursday, February 6th before you head back home or join one of the Capital Region Post Summit FAMs.

The tour will depart at 10AM and end at 1:00PM. Pick up and drop off will be at the Omni Shoreham. Lunch will be provided.

Explore what’s new in DC and let us know what it is “DC Cool” for you.

You can sign up for this special city tour when registering for the Summit.

Post-FAM Opportunities for Receptive Operators - Capital Region USA
Stay and extra day and explore more of the beautiful Capital Region USA on one of two, one-night VIP tours especially for RSAA tour operators! Head north to experience the fun and attractions of Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor, OR, join us in Loudoun County, Virginia: “DC’s Wine Country” for wine tastings, quaint country towns and a glimpse of Virginia’s fabled horse country.

Learn more here:
http://www.capitalregionusa.org/info/rsaa-2014-post-summit-fam-tours

 

Sponsors of the 2014 Summit

      

                        

 

 

 

 

 

Attendees
  • Empire Hotel Group
    Robert Aaron
    New York NY

    Destinations of New York State
    Jennifer Ackerson
    Saugerties NY

    SuperShuttle
    Tony Alvarado
    Astoria NY

    Marriott Hotels - Northeast Area Sales
    Maritza Alvarez D'Elia
    New York NY

    AVIS BUDGET GROUP
    Debbie Arett
    Atlanta GA

    Apple-Metro Restaurants/Applebee's
    Jessica Arroyo
    New York NY

    Choice Hotels International
    Gabriela Ayala
    Silver Spring MD

    The Group Tour Company
    J. Chris Babb
    Washington DC

    Time Brazil Turismo
    Fernando Baldino
    Rio de Janeiro

    Choice Hotels Canada, Inc
    Ursula Barda
    Misssissauga ON

    Atlanta CVB
    Brandon Barnes
    Atlanta GA

    Choice Hotels International
    Andrea Barnson
    Rockville MD

    Caesars Entertainment
    Mary Elizabeth Barron
    Las Vegas NV

    GTA North America
    Sean Bayliss
    New York NY

    Blue Man Group National
    Kirstin Beal
    Boston MA

    B Resort, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort
    Michele Beardsley
    Lake Buena Vista FL

    WHL (Albatravel Group)
    Mauricio Beckstrom
    San Diego CA

    Jac Travel
    Nick Bell
    Orange City FL

    Springfield CVB
    Jeff Berg
    Springfield IL

    Visit Tampa Bay
    Marisol Berrios
    Tampa FL

    Receptive Services Association of America
    Toby Bishop
    Lexington KY

    Travel South USA
    Liz Bittner
    Atlanta GA

    Blair Hotels
    Judith Blair
    Cody WY

    Commune Hotels and Resorts
    Jimmy Blakeslee
    Washington DC

    Escalante Inc.
    Desiree Blum
    Las Vegas NV

    Turismo Em Chicago, LLC
    Ediana Braham
    Chicago IL

    Wounded Warrior
    Jason Brasse
    Bowie MD

    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Mark Brown
    Washington DC

    Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
    Allison Bruce
    Washington DC

    New York Water Taxi / Circle Line Downtown
    Diego Camacho
    New York NY

    SYTA
    Amy Cannon
    Clarkston MI

    Tunica Convention and Visitor's Bureau
    Bill Canter
    Tunica Resorts MS

    IST
    Ricardo Cavalcanti
    São Paulo

    Magellan Strategy Group
    Chris Cavanaugh
    Ashville MP

    Sight & Sound Theatres
    Nathan Claycomb
    Strasburg PA

    AlliedTPro
    Stacey Cohen
    New York NY

    Liberty Helicopters
    Denise Coyle Kirby
    New York NY

    Best Western International, Inc
    Lisa Cully
    Phoenix AZ

    Choose Chicago
    John Curran
    Chicago IL

    SANCHAT TOUR
    Roberto Da Silva
    São Paulo

    Wyndham Hotel Group
    Jim DePhilippo
    Philadephia PA

    Alicart Restaurant Group
    Joanne DeSantis
    New York NY

    ARF - Quebec
    Marilyn Desy
    Quebec QC

    U.S. Travel Association/IPW
    Sarah Dickson
    Washington DC

    The Mark Travel Corporation
    Luba Djordjevic
    Milwaukee WI

    Visit Milwaukee
    Wendy Dobrzynski
    Milwaukee WI

    Blue Tree Resorts at Lake Buena Vista
    Vince Driscoll
    Orlando FL

    Wyndham Hotel Group
    Carla Dunn
    Parsippany NJ

    World Yacht
    Brian Dunne
    New York NY

    Brandywine Valley
    Greg Edevane
    Kennett Square PA

    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Ron Erdmann
    Washington DC

    Marriott Hotels - Northeast Area Sales
    Tes Espiritu
    New York NY

    Go West Tours
    Emilie Fauquet
    San Francisco CA

    Historic Shopping and Dining Attractions
    Carolyn Feimster
    North Brunswick NJ

    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Shari Feldman
    Phila PA

    Visit St. Pete/Clearwater CVB
    Ana Fernandez
    Clearwater FL

    Monark
    Marco Ferraz
    São Paulo

    Marriott Hotels - Northeast Area Sales
    Jeri Ferree
    Orlando FL

    CIG North America
    Armindo Ferreira
    Moonachie NJ

    Hilton Worldwide
    Mayumi Florek
    El Dorado Hills CA

    Tourico Holidays, Inc.
    Yves Fore
    New York NY

    Omni Hotels
    Barbara Friedman
    Washington DC

    San Francisco Travel Association
    Hubertus Funke
    San Francisco CA

    Capital Region USA
    Matt Gaffney
    Rehoboth Beach DE

    Receptive Services Association of America
    Rachel Gates
    Lexington KY

    Disney Destinations, LLC
    Inna Germanotta
    Lake Buena Vista FL

    The Brand USA
    Alfredo Gonzalez
    Washington DC

    The Venetian / The Palazzo
    Leticia Gonzalez-Alvarez
    Las Vegas Blvd NV

    Disney Destinations, LLC
    Tracy Goodson
    Lake Buena Vista FL

    Hilton New Orleans Riverside
    Jerome Gordon
    New Orleans LA

    Papillon Helicopters/Scenic Air
    Robert Graff
    Las Vegas NV

    New England Aquarium
    Della Grallert
    Boston MA

    Receptive Services Association of America
    Matt Grayson
    Lexington KY

    Omni Hotels
    Marcia Guzauskas
    Washington DC

    Destiny USA
    Rose Hapanowich
    Syracuse NY

    TeamAmerica
    Kenia Harris
    New York NY

    Canadian Tourism Commission
    Paul Hawes
    New York NY

    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Julie Heizer
    Washington DC

    Minneapolis & St. Paul (Minnesota) CVA
    Beth Helle
    Minneapolis MN

    Kay Jewelers, Inc.
    Barbara Hornyak
    Akron OH

    TeamAmerica
    Veronique Hubert
    New York NY

    Cirque du Soleil
    Lindsey Hull
    Las Vegas NV

    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Ken Hyatt
    Washington DC

    eNett International
    Darryl Jang
    San Francisco CA

    Event Travel Solutions
    Pia Jayatilake
    New York NY

    Wyndham Hotel Group
    Nancy Jepson
    Parsippany NJ

    Wounded Warrior
    Lolita Jerido
    Bowie MD

    Group Travel Leader
    Brian Jewell
    Lexington KY

    Visit Florida
    Carolyn Jones
    Tallahassee FL

    Receptive Services Association of America
    Jason Jones
    Lexington KY

    RMP Travel
    Avi Kalkstein
    New York NY

    TourMappers North America
    Doug Kellogg
    Boston MA

    Starwood Hotels of New York
    Kerry Kelly
    New York NY

    CitySights NY
    Richard Kerekes
    NewYork NY

    Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
    Kirsten Knauer
    Dallas TX

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts
    Julie Konrad
    Toronto ON

    Best Western Global Mktg Group
    Jessica Kruyer
    Des Plains IL

    Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort on St Augustine Beach
    Celeste Kuhar
    St. Augustine Beach FL

    Holiday Inn of Upstate New York
    Roseana Kuti
    Elmira NY

    Best Western International, Inc
    Sandi Lackey
    Phoenix AZ

    Group Travel Leader
    Mac Lacy
    Lexington KY

    NYC & Company
    Melanie Latham
    New York NY

    AML Cruises
    Katie Lepage
    Quebec City QC

    Quad Cities CVB
    Jessica Licko-Avants
    Davenport IA

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts
    Jennifer Lloyd
    Orlando FL

    Hyatt Arlington
    Abraham Lobo
    Arlington VA

    Travel Michigan
    David Lorenz
    Lansing MI

    Bloomington, MN CVB
    Callie Malone
    Bloomington MN

    John Hancock Observatory
    Gina Marcellino
    Chicago IL

    Visit Rochester
    Gregory Marshall
    Rochester NY

    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
    Gabriel Martinez
    Orlando FL

    Wyndham Hotel Group
    Paul Mason
    New Castle DE

    Ocean Florida
    Paola Mastrantoni
    Kissimmee FL

    NYC & Company
    Makiko Matsuda Healy
    New York NY

    Voetur
    Helio Matsuoka
    Camping de Brasilia

    Great Lakes USA
    L. McCarrick
    Chicago IL

    Gettysburg CVB
    Jenny McConnell
    Gettysburg PA

    Graceland
    Carolyn Mears
    Memphis TN

    Red & White Fleet-San Francisco Cruises
    Stefan Merkl
    San Francisco CA

    Visit Jacksonville
    Bob Meyer
    Jacksonville FL

    AlliedTPro
    Antal Monostori
    New York NY

    Caesars Entertainment
    Susan Moore
    Las Vegas NV

    Entertainment Cruises
    Debbie Morroni
    New York NY

    Broadway Inbound
    Rommy Nalon
    New York NY

    Canadian Tourism Commission
    Yvonne Nichie
    New York NY

    The Barnes Foundation
    Emily Nichols
    Philadelphia PA

    Virginia Beach CVB
    Kelli Norman
    Virginia Beach VA

    Discover New England
    Sue Norrington Davies
    Portsmouth NH

    Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Millie Nye
    Hauppauge NY

    IHG
    Laurie Oliver
    Valley Stream NY

    City Sightseeing
    German Osorio
    Miami FL

    Memphis CVB
    Colleen Palmertree
    Memphis TN

    American Bus Association
    Pete Pantuso
    Washington DC

    Tourisme Quebec
    Katie Papadopoulos
    New York NY

    CVC
    Fernanda Paranhos
    Santo André

    United Motorcoach Association
    Vic Parra
    Alexandria VA

    Bike and Roll
    Catharine Pear
    Washington DC

    Visit Fairfax
    Kathy Pelino
    Fairfax VA

    Charles Group Hotels
    Concha Perdomo
    Miami Beach FL

    Helicopter Flight Services Inc
    Eric Petersen
    New York NY

    The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
    Laurie Pike
    Sarasota FL

    Hotel Urbano
    Paulo Pimentel
    Rio de Janeiro

    Omni Hotels
    Betsy Plank
    Philadelphia PA

    Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB
    Annette Rand
    Gulfport MS

    Gouverneur Hotel Chain
    Nathalie Revah
    Montreal QC

    Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association
    Melissa Ritchie
    Alexandria VA

    Newseum
    Roxana Rivera
    Washington DC

    Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
    Jessica Robideau
    Penn Yan NY

    Chicago Architecture Foundation
    Deb Rodak
    Chicago IL

    Go New York Tours
    Branimir Rogachev
    New York NY

    City Sightseeing
    Leyla Rojas
    Miami FL

    U.S. Travel Association/IPW
    Patricia Rojas
    Washington DC

    Greek Peak Mountain Resort
    Sandra Romeo
    Cortland NY

    Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Gr.
    Kristy Rooney
    San Francisco CA

    Nascimento Turismo
    Melissa Rosa
    São Paulo

    Group Sales Box Office/Broadway.com
    Renato Rufino
    New York NY

    Meeting Point North America
    Jane Rutter
    Orlando FL

    Intercontinental Operadora
    Edson Ruy
    São Paulo

    Pennsylvania Dutch CVB
    Jeannie Sadaphal
    Lancaster PA

    Miami Seaquarium
    Abner Santana
    Miami FL

    Uneworld Tour Operator
    Lilian Saraiva
    Porto Alegre

    TeamAmerica
    Zurine Saralegui
    New York NY

    Choice Hotels International
    Gail Sayadian
    Rockville MD

    Accent on Dining
    Etty Scaglia
    Verona NJ

    Rocky Mountain Holiday Tours
    Gary Schluter
    Fort Collins CO

    Boston Duck Tours
    Bob Schwartz
    Boston MA

    Choice Hotels International
    Gary Simpson
    Rockville MD

    Washington, DC/Destination DC
    Letizia Sirtori
    Washington DC

    New Orleans CVB
    Tico Soto
    New Orleans LA

    Apple-Metro Restaurants/Applebee's
    Monica Sotomayor
    New York NY

    MMT Gapnet
    Jorge Souza
    São Paulo

    RMP Travel
    Suzi Steiger
    New York NY

    Sundance Helicopters
    Gail Stewart
    Las Vegas NV

    Brooklyn Unplugged Tours
    Jeffrey Stirewalt
    Brooklyn NY

    Capitol Skyline Hotel
    Kazuaki Suzuki
    Washington DC

    Marsans Brasil
    Andre Tavares
    Rio de Janeiro

    The Brand USA
    Chris Thompson
    Washington DC

    Kay Jewelers, Inc.
    Z.J. Tong
    Akron OH

    Planet Hollywood International Inc./Earlenterprise
    Roxanna Torrens
    Orlando FL

    Chicago's Essex Inn, Inc
    Mary Twomey
    Chicago IL

    Longwood Gardens
    Michelle Ullman
    Kennett Square PA

    St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau
    Evelyn Vazquez
    Saint Augustine FL

    Skyline Sightseeing
    Gisel Vidals
    New York City NY

    Las Vegas Convention and Visitior's Authority
    Rafael Villanueva
    Las Vegas NV

    Amadeo Travel Solutions
    Joseph Walker
    Verona NJ

    Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
    Scott Wiggins
    Penn Yan NY

    Blair Hotels
    Leisa Wilson
    Cody WY

    New World Travel, Inc
    Jennifer Workman
    New York NY

    Philadelphia CVB
    Svetlana Yazovskikh
    Philadelphia PA

    Washington, DC/Destination DC
    Louis Yi
    Washington DC

    Hiltons of Washington DC
    Renee Youngs
    Washington DC

    Amadeo Travel Solutions
    Jonathan Zuk
    Verona NJ

 

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