2022 Estes Inspired Tourism Trade Show
The Estes Chamber of Commerce and Visit Estes Park are partnering to present a Tourism Trade Show in alignment with National Tourism Week May 1-7, 2022. The Chamber created this in response to the lodging community's request to bring back the trade show and Visit Estes Park joined in to make this a celebration and tribute to YOU -- the ones who make tourism possible. The purpose of the trade show is to connect the lodging community with suppliers and showcase the local businesses who create the whole customer experience for our guests. The Estes Inspired afternoon includes a State of the Tourism Industry address by the Colorado Tourism Office and cocktail reception with live music, local food and loads of fun.
We also have seminars schedule all day on the show floor. Here's sneak peek:
10 a.m. Estes Valley Fire District
Title: Wildfire Adapted Community Education
Description: Senior Inspector Eshleman will go over the actions homeowners and business owners can take to lower their risk in the event of a wildfire.
Speaker: Raina Eshleman
10:30 a.m. SBDC and the EDC
Title: Upskilling Your Team
Description: The Small Business Development Center and Estes Park Economic Development Corp will present solutions for small business and the hospitality training function of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.
Speaker: Hope Hartman from SBDC and Thomas/Jana from the EDC
11 a.m. Vert Coworking
Title: Work from Anywhere!
Description: Vert will describe the concept of lifestyle coworking to help your team understand how to recommend this as a solution for the traveling professional looking to integrate tech-informed work and wellness into their stay.
Speaker: David LaSalle
11:30 a.m. Colorado Secretary of State’s office
Title: Business Licensing with the Colorado Department of State
Description: DOS licensing experts will share how the Business and Licensing division at the CO Department of State plays a role in helping Colorado's entrepreneurs succeed. From registering your business to providing resources, CO Business and Licensing Division is one of the best in the country at moving Colorado Businesses forward.
Speaker: Manny Lopez and Julien Milbry
12-1 p.m. rezStream
Title: Ins and outs of Google Hotels
Description: Google is the king of all search engines and for many properties it is the sole driver for direct bookings. The challenge many people face is keeping up with the many ways to leverage Google and the new technology they provide to bookers. Join rezStream for a session on how to use Google Hotels (Free Booking Links & Ads) to defeat OTAs and drive direct bookings to your property. Learn why it’s an effective way to compete with OTA, the best practices for setting up ads, and the results you can expect to see!
Speaker: Liz Brown
1 p.m. Expedia
Title: Creating an Exceptional Guest Experience in a New Era of Travel
Description: Flexibility, fluctuating demand patterns, and constant change have defined pandemic-era travel. But what changes are here to stay? How can hotels meet, and exceed new traveler expectations? Learn how Expedia’s extensive research and tools can help you create exceptional guest experiences, drive repeat business, revenue, and visibility.
Speaker: Jenna Hildner
1:30 p.m. TDS Telecom
Title: Broadband Services for Lodging
Description: TDS’ commercial account executive will talk about different business solutions that can be customized according to a business’s need like MIP solutions, Total Talk, Fixed IPs etc.
Speaker: Robert Peoples
2:00 p.m. Town of Estes Park Parking & Transit & The Car Park
Title: Park, Ride & Charge: Options for Getting Downtown this Summer
Description: Learn about all the ways to enjoy downtown this summer, including updates to the paid parking program, where to find free parking or catch a free shuttle, where to park and charge an electric vehicle and how to get to/from the Denver Metro or airport using Bustang.
Speaker: Vanessa Solesbee (Town) & Dana Klein (The Car Park)
2:30 p.m. United Way of Larimer County
Title: Giving Guests
Description: The new Giving Guests program is a collaboration between the United Way of Larimer County, the Estes Chamber, and EPNRC. It allows guests to give some love back to Estes, where they come to play and stay. Givers can choose from seven different categories (Arts and Culture, Emergency Response, Conservation and Land Use, etc). We all know people "Love Estes" and this is one way for them to be a meaningful part of our community, to add "give" to their "stay and play". If half of 4 million guests give $1, imagine the impact!
Speaker: Scott Hapner and Allison Hines
Following the trade show is an Estes Inspired reception saying thank you to everyone who works in the hospitality industry. Enjoy Live Music, dishes from local restaurants and drinks from local craft beverage companies along with a “State of the Tourism Industry” update from the Colorado Tourism Office, starting at 3 p.m.. Let us know you’re coming. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at esteschamber.org.
Look at all the exhibitors we have scheduled for this sold out show!