TBEX North America 2022

Lafayette, Louisiana


October 14 - 16 2022

CajunDome & Convention Center

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Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission

Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the Happiest City in America. Their history dates back to the 18th century, when Canada’s Acadians were expelled and settled in Louisiana. More than two centuries later tourists visit for a rare taste of the genuine Acadian experience. Lafayette has a distinct culinary identity as the epicenter of Cajun cuisine that’s earned them the title Best Food City in the USA. Lafayette’s culinary scene is steeped in tradition and continues to evolve with a new generation of chefs making it an incredible place to eat. No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette they will have something for you to celebrate. It doesn’t take long to get hooked on Lafayette’s Cajun and Zydeco music and there’s never a shortage of dance partners if you want to try your hand at a two-step or waltz. Whether your passion is for their rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave with a smile on your face. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America at LafayetteTravel.com/Explore.


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Go RVing

Go RVing

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website About Go RVing In 1994, a forward-thinking group of RV industry thought leaders conceived the idea of creating an all-industry marketing campaign that united the three branches of the industry necessary for a positive consumer experience – the RV manufacturers, the RV dealers and the campgrounds. Together they formed a coalition with the mission of growing the RV camping industry by educating the American public about the joys of RVing. The coalition named the program Go RVing, which also serves as a consumer call-to-action. More than two decades later, with the support of the RV Industry Association and RV Dealers Association, Go RVing continues to be a leader of introducing Americans to the freedom of RV travel and continues to build a desire and passion of the adventures that await. The Campaign The Go RVing ads debuted in 1997. Starting out on television, radio, print and direct mail, the campaign has evolved as technology has emerged and now reaches audiences on all social media and cutting-edge, digital marketing platforms. The Go RVing website launched and has grown as American media consumption has changed. The addition of the Away video microsite in 2015 allows Go RVing to tell its story through the words and experiences of real RVers. While the channels to disperse the Go RVing messaging have and will continue to evolve, the mission of Go RVing has remained constant – to grow the RV market. Please click to view the latest television spots. In addition to its consumer-focused marketing efforts on behalf of the industry, Go RVing provides manufacturers, dealers, campground operators, state associations, show promoters, and their agencies with access to consumer leads, an Image and video Library, industry best practices, and other marketing tools in the Industry-Only section. How It’s Supported Go RVing is a partnership between the RV Industry Association and the RV Dealers Association and relies on both manufacturer members and dealer partners to provide support to grow the campaign and raise awareness of RVing. A portion of all income generated from the purchase of RV Industry Association seals goes to support the Go RVing campaign. Every RV produced by a member manufacturer must display the association’s seal. This seal represents a member manufacturer’s self-certification of compliance to uniform RV standards across the industry. The Go RVing Coalition, an advisory body with members representing the RV Industry Association, the RV Dealers Association and RV/camping associations, meets annually each June. The coalition is co-chaired by members representing both the RV Industry Association and RV Dealers Association.

Travello

Travello

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Travello was the brainchild of two avid travellers, Ryan and Mark. They noticed there was no efficient way for travellers to connect with other travellers when they arrived at a destination. And also no way to communicate with travellers in the location they were heading to. Facebook just wasn’t cutting it! After much procrastination, it was a chance meeting with a group of backpackers on the Gold Coast that provided the final motivation to actually create this concept. They loved the idea and insisted that we actually do something about it. And from that, Travello was born. Travello’s aim is to simply make travelling easier and to help travellers connect. Hopefully you’ll make some lifelong friends along the way.


Gold Sponsors

Visit Billings

Visit Billings

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Welcome to Billings, Montana! Born in the shadows of the Rimrocks, fed on the waters of the Yellowstone River, prepare to experience unparalleled views, vivid sunrises and sunsets, and history around every corner. You are heading for a connection with warm, genuine, hardworking people who possess a perspective on life uniquely Montanan and inherently individual. Enjoy historic downtown Billings, busy with shops, galleries, and museums by day, and a nightlife that offers award-winning cuisine along Montana’s only walkable brewery district. This District boasts six breweries, two distilleries, and a cider house. Add the best live music scene in the region and the atmosphere will not disappoint. Discover the old west as you find history and descendants of the west’s greatest heroes around every turn. Walk in the footsteps of Captain William Clark at Pompey’s Pillar, where he carved his name 200 years ago. It’s the only physical evidence of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition and their journey to discover the west. Just 202 steps to the top of the Pillar to take in 5 mountain ranges and the Yellowstone River. The Yellowstone is the longest free flowing river in the lower 48 states. Stand on hallowed ground as you explore Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument where General George Custer took his Last Stand against Sitting Bull and the Sioux in 1876. Experience the most scenic drive in America as you drive the Beartooth Highway on your route to Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy truly local flavor, the back roads, and the open spaces in Big Sky Country.

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website North Alabama has Huntsville, with its U.S. Space & Rocket Center, exposes visitors to what’s beyond our earthly skies; caves and canyons spanning the foothills of the scenic Appalachia Mountains dip into what’s below. Alabama’s National Wild and Scenic River, the Sipsey, cuts through Bankhead National Forest, adding to the natural beauty. In Muscle Shoals, “The Hit Recording Capital of the World”, the highs and lows take the shape of music notes. Birmingham dominates the central region with nightlife and urban sophistication as well as the Birmingham Civil Rights District and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. The Pinhoti Trail and biologically diverse, free-flowing Cahaba River cut across the region, giving hikers and paddlers something to enjoy. The quiet fades during races at Talladega Superspeedway and Barber Motorsports Track. At Ross Bridge, Oxmoor Valley and Silver Lakes, “drivers” take on a different look as golfers play courses on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The Civil War and Civil Rights Movement are celebrated in the Southern region. Montgomery was voted by readers of USA Today and www.10Best.com as America’s most historic city. The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma and winds its way to the State Capitol. East to Tuskegee, local museums also tell America’s civil and voting rights story. Eufaula’s Southern mansions, Dothan’s peanut past and the Alabama Scenic River Trail, make this region delightful. Sugar-sand beaches and turquoise saltwater, the Gulf Coast is like an oversized resort where every day is a vacation. Families bond over sand castles in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Dauphin Island. Seeking a day away from the beach? Mobile charms with its antebellum history. With numerous destinations to discover, from sugar-white beaches to picturesque mountaintops, Alabama presents dozens of reasons to pack up and hit the road.


Silver Sponsors

DUNHILL TRAVEL DEALS

DUNHILL TRAVEL DEALS

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website ABOUT DUNHILL TRAVEL DEALS An innovative leader in the digital travel marketplace, Dunhill Travel Deals provides consumers with the best travel offers available online. Expert staff aggregates, shops and handpicks hundreds of the best offers each week from Cruise Lines, Hotels, Airlines, and Tour Operators. Dunhill’s curated travel offers reach over 12+ million U.S. consumers through our subscriber base as well as our network of 50+ travel centric partner sites. Our web presence and digital reach generate 125+ million monthly page views. With user experience as the driving concept, Dunhill Travel Deals has developed a one-stop travel website where consumers can research and price hundreds of cruises, vacations, hotels and airfares. Expanding on the base of superior travel content, our recently re-designed mobile-responsive website allows travelers to dive deep into their vacation research. The site features high quality descriptive content, videos, dynamic pricing, itinerary options, room/cabin photos and descriptions, detailed amenities, dining options, and fascinating blog articles. The content is organized by travel vertical, destination, or interest for easy navigation. For the less travel savvy, the site features pages such as bucket list and last-minute travel. Our getaways section inspires weekend beach getaways, romantic getaways, foodie getaways, and much more. In a single visit, travelers can find a wealth of information and discover the best and most up to date rates in the industry. Company Highlights In business since 2007 Email subscriber base of 4+ million opt-in consumers Syndicated email reach exceeds 12 million U.S. households Comprehensive travel website attracts over 1 million monthly visitors Network of 50+ travel partners generating 125+ million additional page views Redesigned responsive website Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DunhillTravelDeals/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DunhillDeals GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/+Dunhilltraveldeals1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dunhilltraveldeals/

Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Janesville...Wisconsin's Great Outside, offering fun for your entire family. We invite you to visit our 2,500 acres of beautiful parkland, stay at one of 9 comfortable lodging facilities, and soak in our 20 acres of breathtaking botanical gardens and 9 historic districts. Twenty percent of Wisconsin's buildings listed on the National register of historic places can be found in Janesville. End your day with live theatre, an award winning water-ski show, unique shopping or dining at one of over 100 restaurants. Let our expert staff at the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. help you plan your next visit, group tour or meeting and conference event. The Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. is an independent non-profit corporation whose mission is to lead, support, and promote the convention and visitors industry in the Janesville area by promoting Janesville, Wisconsin’s Great Outside, as a prime visitor destination, thereby creating a positive economic impact on the community and enhancing the quality of life. We do this by working in the three basic areas of: meeting/conferences groups, motorcoach groups and leisure travelers. Our goals are simple, to provide you with the best experience possible as you visit Janesville and make your choice to return often an easy one

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The city of Bloomington’s #1 attraction is Mall of America, the largest retail and entertainment complex in the Western Hemisphere, welcoming over 42 million visitors annually. This shopping mecca boasts over 520 stores, 50 award winning restaurants and countless entertainment options that range from nightclubs to the Nickelodeon Universe® amusement park to a 14-screen cinema. Like the outdoor, another popular Bloomington destination is the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, spanning 14,000 acres, with miles of hiking and biking trails, prime bird-watching opportunities, and an extensive visitor’s center. With all these great attractions, fine restaurants, and convenient location, it’s easy to see why the city of Bloomington is home to the largest concentration of hotels in there state, over 40 total, ranging from luxury to economy. Bloomington offers free parking, free hotel shuttles to/from the airport and Mall of America, and the light rail line, which runs from the Mall of America, to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. If you like your TBEX experience to have a game plan, we’ve got you covered. From the ultimate family experience to girlfriend shopping retreats, there’s a Bloomington itinerary just for you.

Mall of America

Mall of America

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Mall of America ® is the largest retail and entertainment center in North America. Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul and MSP International Airport, the Mall welcomes over 40 million visitors annually, making it one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. With JW Marriott + Radisson Blu conveniently connected to the Mall, Nickelodeon Universe® theme park, plus over 50 restaurants, 13 attractions, and 520 stores (no sales tax on clothing or shoes!) – Mall of America has a little bit of everything… for everyone.

Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Before and during the Civil War, Huntsville was a center for railroad and river-based trade and commerce. The Tennessee River remains a favorite local spot for summertime fun. Even now, we boast one of the nation’s oldest existing railroad depots where Civil War-era graffiti still marks the walls from the Confederate soldiers who were held captive there. Unlike many Southern communities during the Civil War, Huntsville’s buildings were mostly spared from destruction – leaving the Rocket City with one of the largest concentrations of antebellum homes in the South. The heart of this historic area is called Twickenham. Look at the structures across town and you’ll see a beautiful collection of antebellum homes, renovated manufacturing mills, iconic Greek Revival-style buildings, a perfectly preserved down-home hardware store – the oldest in the state – and even a few spaceships! Where else can you find that combination? In the middle of the 20th century, our bustling town became a critical support line for the U.S. Army before helping to launch the Space Race with the establishment of NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center. Space exploration is celebrated across all of Huntsville – we are known as “Rocket City USA” after all – but it’s especially celebrated at Alabama’s most popular attraction, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Expanding further into science, technology and other industries is Cummings Research Park, the second largest in the nation. Established in 1962, this impressive consortium of more than 300 companies adds a bustling population of engineers, doctors, students and creatives. The history of Huntsville has seen numerous influxes of new faces from all over the world, which makes our history and identity an ever-changing tapestry. From humble beginnings, the “Rocket City” has grown into a future-minded place to live, work, play… and, of course, to visit!


Media Sponsors

TravelMedia.ie

TravelMedia.ie

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TravelMedia.ie is a travel specialist full service PR, marketing, SEO, events, communications, content marketing and representation company, founded in 2006, and managed by Michael Collins. TravelMedia.ie is one of Europe’s leading travel media companies – specialising in PR, events, media buying, strategic advice, industry consultancy, digital communications and social media within the travel industry for both trade and consumer – delivering measurable results for our clients.


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Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission

Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the Happiest City in America. Their history dates back to the 18th century, when Canada’s Acadians were expelled and settled in Louisiana. More than two centuries later tourists visit for a rare taste of the genuine Acadian experience. Lafayette has a distinct culinary identity as the epicenter of Cajun cuisine that’s earned them the title Best Food City in the USA. Lafayette’s culinary scene is steeped in tradition and continues to evolve with a new generation of chefs making it an incredible place to eat. No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette they will have something for you to celebrate. It doesn’t take long to get hooked on Lafayette’s Cajun and Zydeco music and there’s never a shortage of dance partners if you want to try your hand at a two-step or waltz. Whether your passion is for their rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave with a smile on your face. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America at LafayetteTravel.com/Explore.

TravelMedia.ie

TravelMedia.ie

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TravelMedia.ie is a travel specialist full service PR, marketing, SEO, events, communications, content marketing and representation company, founded in 2006, and managed by Michael Collins. TravelMedia.ie is one of Europe’s leading travel media companies – specialising in PR, events, media buying, strategic advice, industry consultancy, digital communications and social media within the travel industry for both trade and consumer – delivering measurable results for our clients.

Go RVing

Go RVing

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website About Go RVing In 1994, a forward-thinking group of RV industry thought leaders conceived the idea of creating an all-industry marketing campaign that united the three branches of the industry necessary for a positive consumer experience – the RV manufacturers, the RV dealers and the campgrounds. Together they formed a coalition with the mission of growing the RV camping industry by educating the American public about the joys of RVing. The coalition named the program Go RVing, which also serves as a consumer call-to-action. More than two decades later, with the support of the RV Industry Association and RV Dealers Association, Go RVing continues to be a leader of introducing Americans to the freedom of RV travel and continues to build a desire and passion of the adventures that await. The Campaign The Go RVing ads debuted in 1997. Starting out on television, radio, print and direct mail, the campaign has evolved as technology has emerged and now reaches audiences on all social media and cutting-edge, digital marketing platforms. The Go RVing website launched and has grown as American media consumption has changed. The addition of the Away video microsite in 2015 allows Go RVing to tell its story through the words and experiences of real RVers. While the channels to disperse the Go RVing messaging have and will continue to evolve, the mission of Go RVing has remained constant – to grow the RV market. Please click to view the latest television spots. In addition to its consumer-focused marketing efforts on behalf of the industry, Go RVing provides manufacturers, dealers, campground operators, state associations, show promoters, and their agencies with access to consumer leads, an Image and video Library, industry best practices, and other marketing tools in the Industry-Only section. How It’s Supported Go RVing is a partnership between the RV Industry Association and the RV Dealers Association and relies on both manufacturer members and dealer partners to provide support to grow the campaign and raise awareness of RVing. A portion of all income generated from the purchase of RV Industry Association seals goes to support the Go RVing campaign. Every RV produced by a member manufacturer must display the association’s seal. This seal represents a member manufacturer’s self-certification of compliance to uniform RV standards across the industry. The Go RVing Coalition, an advisory body with members representing the RV Industry Association, the RV Dealers Association and RV/camping associations, meets annually each June. The coalition is co-chaired by members representing both the RV Industry Association and RV Dealers Association.

Visit Billings

Visit Billings

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Welcome to Billings, Montana! Born in the shadows of the Rimrocks, fed on the waters of the Yellowstone River, prepare to experience unparalleled views, vivid sunrises and sunsets, and history around every corner. You are heading for a connection with warm, genuine, hardworking people who possess a perspective on life uniquely Montanan and inherently individual. Enjoy historic downtown Billings, busy with shops, galleries, and museums by day, and a nightlife that offers award-winning cuisine along Montana’s only walkable brewery district. This District boasts six breweries, two distilleries, and a cider house. Add the best live music scene in the region and the atmosphere will not disappoint. Discover the old west as you find history and descendants of the west’s greatest heroes around every turn. Walk in the footsteps of Captain William Clark at Pompey’s Pillar, where he carved his name 200 years ago. It’s the only physical evidence of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition and their journey to discover the west. Just 202 steps to the top of the Pillar to take in 5 mountain ranges and the Yellowstone River. The Yellowstone is the longest free flowing river in the lower 48 states. Stand on hallowed ground as you explore Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument where General George Custer took his Last Stand against Sitting Bull and the Sioux in 1876. Experience the most scenic drive in America as you drive the Beartooth Highway on your route to Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy truly local flavor, the back roads, and the open spaces in Big Sky Country.

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website North Alabama has Huntsville, with its U.S. Space & Rocket Center, exposes visitors to what’s beyond our earthly skies; caves and canyons spanning the foothills of the scenic Appalachia Mountains dip into what’s below. Alabama’s National Wild and Scenic River, the Sipsey, cuts through Bankhead National Forest, adding to the natural beauty. In Muscle Shoals, “The Hit Recording Capital of the World”, the highs and lows take the shape of music notes. Birmingham dominates the central region with nightlife and urban sophistication as well as the Birmingham Civil Rights District and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. The Pinhoti Trail and biologically diverse, free-flowing Cahaba River cut across the region, giving hikers and paddlers something to enjoy. The quiet fades during races at Talladega Superspeedway and Barber Motorsports Track. At Ross Bridge, Oxmoor Valley and Silver Lakes, “drivers” take on a different look as golfers play courses on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The Civil War and Civil Rights Movement are celebrated in the Southern region. Montgomery was voted by readers of USA Today and www.10Best.com as America’s most historic city. The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma and winds its way to the State Capitol. East to Tuskegee, local museums also tell America’s civil and voting rights story. Eufaula’s Southern mansions, Dothan’s peanut past and the Alabama Scenic River Trail, make this region delightful. Sugar-sand beaches and turquoise saltwater, the Gulf Coast is like an oversized resort where every day is a vacation. Families bond over sand castles in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Dauphin Island. Seeking a day away from the beach? Mobile charms with its antebellum history. With numerous destinations to discover, from sugar-white beaches to picturesque mountaintops, Alabama presents dozens of reasons to pack up and hit the road.

DUNHILL TRAVEL DEALS

DUNHILL TRAVEL DEALS

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website ABOUT DUNHILL TRAVEL DEALS An innovative leader in the digital travel marketplace, Dunhill Travel Deals provides consumers with the best travel offers available online. Expert staff aggregates, shops and handpicks hundreds of the best offers each week from Cruise Lines, Hotels, Airlines, and Tour Operators. Dunhill’s curated travel offers reach over 12+ million U.S. consumers through our subscriber base as well as our network of 50+ travel centric partner sites. Our web presence and digital reach generate 125+ million monthly page views. With user experience as the driving concept, Dunhill Travel Deals has developed a one-stop travel website where consumers can research and price hundreds of cruises, vacations, hotels and airfares. Expanding on the base of superior travel content, our recently re-designed mobile-responsive website allows travelers to dive deep into their vacation research. The site features high quality descriptive content, videos, dynamic pricing, itinerary options, room/cabin photos and descriptions, detailed amenities, dining options, and fascinating blog articles. The content is organized by travel vertical, destination, or interest for easy navigation. For the less travel savvy, the site features pages such as bucket list and last-minute travel. Our getaways section inspires weekend beach getaways, romantic getaways, foodie getaways, and much more. In a single visit, travelers can find a wealth of information and discover the best and most up to date rates in the industry. Company Highlights In business since 2007 Email subscriber base of 4+ million opt-in consumers Syndicated email reach exceeds 12 million U.S. households Comprehensive travel website attracts over 1 million monthly visitors Network of 50+ travel partners generating 125+ million additional page views Redesigned responsive website Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DunhillTravelDeals/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DunhillDeals GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/+Dunhilltraveldeals1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dunhilltraveldeals/

Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Janesville...Wisconsin's Great Outside, offering fun for your entire family. We invite you to visit our 2,500 acres of beautiful parkland, stay at one of 9 comfortable lodging facilities, and soak in our 20 acres of breathtaking botanical gardens and 9 historic districts. Twenty percent of Wisconsin's buildings listed on the National register of historic places can be found in Janesville. End your day with live theatre, an award winning water-ski show, unique shopping or dining at one of over 100 restaurants. Let our expert staff at the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. help you plan your next visit, group tour or meeting and conference event. The Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. is an independent non-profit corporation whose mission is to lead, support, and promote the convention and visitors industry in the Janesville area by promoting Janesville, Wisconsin’s Great Outside, as a prime visitor destination, thereby creating a positive economic impact on the community and enhancing the quality of life. We do this by working in the three basic areas of: meeting/conferences groups, motorcoach groups and leisure travelers. Our goals are simple, to provide you with the best experience possible as you visit Janesville and make your choice to return often an easy one

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The city of Bloomington’s #1 attraction is Mall of America, the largest retail and entertainment complex in the Western Hemisphere, welcoming over 42 million visitors annually. This shopping mecca boasts over 520 stores, 50 award winning restaurants and countless entertainment options that range from nightclubs to the Nickelodeon Universe® amusement park to a 14-screen cinema. Like the outdoor, another popular Bloomington destination is the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, spanning 14,000 acres, with miles of hiking and biking trails, prime bird-watching opportunities, and an extensive visitor’s center. With all these great attractions, fine restaurants, and convenient location, it’s easy to see why the city of Bloomington is home to the largest concentration of hotels in there state, over 40 total, ranging from luxury to economy. Bloomington offers free parking, free hotel shuttles to/from the airport and Mall of America, and the light rail line, which runs from the Mall of America, to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. If you like your TBEX experience to have a game plan, we’ve got you covered. From the ultimate family experience to girlfriend shopping retreats, there’s a Bloomington itinerary just for you.

Mall of America

Mall of America

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Mall of America ® is the largest retail and entertainment center in North America. Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul and MSP International Airport, the Mall welcomes over 40 million visitors annually, making it one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. With JW Marriott + Radisson Blu conveniently connected to the Mall, Nickelodeon Universe® theme park, plus over 50 restaurants, 13 attractions, and 520 stores (no sales tax on clothing or shoes!) – Mall of America has a little bit of everything… for everyone.

Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Before and during the Civil War, Huntsville was a center for railroad and river-based trade and commerce. The Tennessee River remains a favorite local spot for summertime fun. Even now, we boast one of the nation’s oldest existing railroad depots where Civil War-era graffiti still marks the walls from the Confederate soldiers who were held captive there. Unlike many Southern communities during the Civil War, Huntsville’s buildings were mostly spared from destruction – leaving the Rocket City with one of the largest concentrations of antebellum homes in the South. The heart of this historic area is called Twickenham. Look at the structures across town and you’ll see a beautiful collection of antebellum homes, renovated manufacturing mills, iconic Greek Revival-style buildings, a perfectly preserved down-home hardware store – the oldest in the state – and even a few spaceships! Where else can you find that combination? In the middle of the 20th century, our bustling town became a critical support line for the U.S. Army before helping to launch the Space Race with the establishment of NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center. Space exploration is celebrated across all of Huntsville – we are known as “Rocket City USA” after all – but it’s especially celebrated at Alabama’s most popular attraction, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Expanding further into science, technology and other industries is Cummings Research Park, the second largest in the nation. Established in 1962, this impressive consortium of more than 300 companies adds a bustling population of engineers, doctors, students and creatives. The history of Huntsville has seen numerous influxes of new faces from all over the world, which makes our history and identity an ever-changing tapestry. From humble beginnings, the “Rocket City” has grown into a future-minded place to live, work, play… and, of course, to visit!

Travello

Travello

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Travello was the brainchild of two avid travellers, Ryan and Mark. They noticed there was no efficient way for travellers to connect with other travellers when they arrived at a destination. And also no way to communicate with travellers in the location they were heading to. Facebook just wasn’t cutting it! After much procrastination, it was a chance meeting with a group of backpackers on the Gold Coast that provided the final motivation to actually create this concept. They loved the idea and insisted that we actually do something about it. And from that, Travello was born. Travello’s aim is to simply make travelling easier and to help travellers connect. Hopefully you’ll make some lifelong friends along the way.


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