Zaman Tours attended the USTOA Conference and Marketplace for the first time as an associate member.The 2022 edition of the USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace was held at JW Marriott Austin, Austin, Texas, from November 28 until December 2.
A 5-day event brought together the leading North American travel companies with tourism suppliers and destinations from around the globe.The Destination for Destination Forum and a rich program of lectures and panel sessions gave insights into new market trends, addressing hot topics such as sustainable tourism, health crisis, staffing shortages, and increased cost of living. The key conclusions of the conference have a positive note on the state of the North American market and tourist demand for international travel. Full recovery and growth in international travel are expected in 2023 despite the recession and rising cost of living thanks to a strong dollar, accumulated savings, pent-up demand, prioritization of travel, and outbound momentum. Our participation helped increase Zaman Tours’ visibility, make new connections, and foster successful partner relationships in the North American market. Our authentic, high-quality, off-beaten-path experiences, focusing on protecting the environment and supporting the local community, align with the 2023 sustainable travel trends and a rise of a conscious traveler. We are proud to be part of a like-minded community and help North American partners and their clients to experience Jordan at its best. It was great to learn that North American tour operators are seeing a significant increase in travel to the Middle East and Jordan. – Zaman Tours Executive Manager, Rashed Farajat