African American Travel 2025

Buffalo Niagara, New York, May 21-23, 2025
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African American Conference 2025

 

The nation’s leading organization for Loyalty Program Directors.

 

Buffalo Niagara, NY : May 21-23, 2025

AATC 2025 OFFICIAL HOTEL
Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel & Conference Center
2 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202
PH: 716-856-1234

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Conference Benefits

Meet New Group Travel Planners.
Network with Your Peers.
Speakers with Cutting Edge Topics.
Sales Sessions for Your Destination Partners.

 

An association of 2,500 travel planners, serving the African American community. Travel Industry of America (TIA) reports that the African American community travels twice as often on a group package tour as the population as a whole, and we at AATC act as the source between these Travel Planners and the Travel Industry. We look forward to visiting with you at the next Annual AATC Confrence to increase your travel skills or reach the travel groups of this vast and welcoming audience.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 21, 2025

Registration

Welcome to African American Travel Conference, meet your Conference Staff that will take care of you for the next three days

Chat & Cash

Sponsored Dinner & Entertainment

Dinner and Entertainment along with some surprises that our host has in store for us. This event is always a top rated function with the Delegates.

Thursday, May 22, 2025

Sponsored Breakfast

Start your day with friends in an atmosphere designed to boost the thought process for a great day.

Seminar

An upbeat seminar designed to kick start your Marketplace.

Marketplace I

Travel planners and industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities and computer generated appointments. Meet travel planners from around the country that can deliver Tour Groups from their community outreach to your destination.

Sponsored Lunch

This luncheon features our 2026 host destination city. You will have a sneak peak at what to expect next year. This is a great networking opportunity.

City Sightseeing Tours

Enjoy an afternoon touring our host city.

Dine Around

Spend the evening exploring our host city's culinary space.

Friday, May 23, 2025

Sponsored Breakfast

Start your day with the knowledge from an interesting destination. This breakfast is always an AATC delegates favorite.

Marketplace II Kickoff

An upbeat seminar designed to kick start your Marketplace.

Marketplace II

Travel planners and industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities and computer generated appointments. Meet travel planners from around the country that can deliver Tour Groups from their community outreach to your destination.

Important note:  The start and ending times of the Conference Schedule are fixed times and travel plans may be made accordingly.  The above listing of individual events are subject to change. Official delegates will receive their final schedule 2 weeks prior to the Conference.  If there is a specific question regarding scheduling, please reach out to Ben at 800-628-0993 for assistance.

SCHEDULE REVISED: 06/23/2023

 

FAQ HELP CENTER

 

Welcome to our Help Center. Whether it’s registration, travel, conference planning or something else – you’ll get answers here. Not finding what you're looking for? Just call 800-628-0993 or contact our team...

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FAQ HELP CENTER

 

Welcome to our Help Center. Whether it’s registration, travel, conference planning or something else – you’ll get answers here. Not finding what you're looking for? Just call 800-628-0993 or contact our team...

 

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IMORTANT 2025 DATES >

IMPORTANT 2024 DATES >

NOW — Travel Industry Make Hotel Reservations.
NOW — Travel Planners Make Hotel Reservations through AATC Office.
April 25 — Request Email Link for Profile Details
April 30 — Profile Portal closes
May 1 — Appointment Selection Begins
May 5 — Final Travel Information to AATC office to qualify for FREE shuttle
May 5 — Appointment Selection Ends
May 5 — Registration after this date can limit appointment opportunities. Call our TEAM MEMBER at 800-628-0993 for details how best serve last minute registrants.

CONFERENCE HOTEL >

CONFERENCE HOTEL >

Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel & Conference Center
2 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202
PH: 716-856-1234

Travel Planner — Room and tax included in registration fee for May 21 & 22 ONLY. Incidentals are not included. A valid credit card and id will be requested upon check in. Reserve room nights thru the AATC office ONLY, including pre or post nights to receive your meeting planner rate by contacting our Team at 800-628-0993. Call with any questions.

Travel Industry — Hotel room reservations, taxes and incidental charges are your responsibility. In order to secure the Industry Rate per night contact the Conference Hotel BY MARCH 18, 2025 and reference the African American Travel Conference for your discounted rate.

AIRPORT & SHUTTLES >

AIRPORT & SHUTTLES >

Buffalo International Airport (BUF)

Shuttle service provided complimentary to Conference Hotel — May 21 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM,  Travel time from Airport to Conference Hotel is approximately 20 minutes. Please allow time when planning air reservations for flight, baggage pickup and transit to the hotel.

Return shuttle service to the Airport — May 23 departs at 2:00 PM. To ensure proper transportation, baggage check in and of course TSA, please make departing flights for after 4:30 PM.

Alternative Transportation Services — All major rental car agencies service the Airport areas. Car ride sharing is also available however we recommend pre booking to ensure the best option and price. If you need help in choosing alternative transportation, please Contact our Team at 800-628-0993.

MARKETPLACE >

MARKETPLACE >

Travel Planners and Travel Industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities and appointment generated marketplace. Network with travel planners and travel industry from around the country that can increase your knowledge and business.

For ease, the Travel Planner is seated in a booth and the Travel Industry will move between appointments. Appointments will be at 6-minute intervals.

INCLUDES >

INCLUDES >

EVERYONE ENJOYS
RECEPTION & ENTERTAINMENT — Start the African American Travel Conference (AATC) off with great food & entertainment from our HOST
MARKETPLACE SESSIONS — Business starts here. Delegates come together to begin or enhance business relationships.
DINING EVENTS — Meal functions bring together all guests of the African American Travel Conference to meet new friends and develop relationships. ALL Conference delegates are welcome, there are no Travel Planner only events at AATC.
TRAVEL INDUSTRY INCLUDES
MARKETING — Digital Delegate Registry to follow up with all attendees.
TRAVEL PLANNER INCLUDES
HOTEL — Room and taxes for May 21 and 23 are included.

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Conference Details

New Delegate Orientation

New Delegate Orientation

We have all been there. The new person in the room. The first timer. The great thing about our Conference is the friendly, open welcome that all delegates give to one another.  Travel Industry and Travel Planner alike all want the Group Travel Industry to succeed and...

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Guide to a Perfect Appointment

Guide to a Perfect Appointment

Bags are packed and you are ready to hit the road of discovery.  At the Conference you will be meeting with the best of the best in the group travel industry. After you have submitted your appointment request, we take all requests from all delegates and complete your...

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Profiles: An Important PreCon Prep

Profiles: An Important PreCon Prep

It seems like just another part of your check list for Conference attendance, but completing your Profile is much more than that. For the Travel Planner your profile gives important details about not only the demographics of your followers (group size, age, number of...

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Handouts, Swag & Merch.

Handouts, Swag & Merch.

The standard question for the travel industry:  What can I handout? The answer simple … and not so simple. For the Travel Industry and the Marketplace Floor: One 8 ½ x 11 printed sheet that the planner can place in their portfolio. For Sponsors with Booths in...

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. ~ Saying by Will Rogers and many others! There are three things to consider when dressing for success at the Conference. Your Feet, your feet, your feet! The number one rule at the Conference is that it is hard...

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Legal Details

Legal Details

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS. Group Travel Family Conference is committed to providing all of our delegates with exceptional and vetted Conference experience. Space is limited and standards of conference appointment scheduling happens weeks prior to the Conference...

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Conference Sponsorships

African American Travel Conference is now taking limited sponsorship requests. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. What Industry Leaders are saying about African American Travel Conference:

“It is the best way to reinforce all the hard work we do in our one-on-one with meeting planners. I have been charged to increase our sales and can meet that goal with just this one Conference. African American Travel staff does a great job helping us create the right impression.”  Jacqueline Grena- Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office

Sponsorships are available for all budget price points – and can be tailored to meet your needs. Starting at $1,500 to $15,000! Reinforce your destination while at the conference by with stepping stones, branding marketplace with your logo, mobile ap ads and sponsorship and even do a full court press with marketplace booths or meal functions sponsorship including speaking time.

Sponsorships can extend beyond the Conference. Engage the meeting planners with pre / post emails or social media posts.

 

Contact Jennifer 800-628-0993 today!

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