SALEM, Ohio — The 2020 Select Traveler Conference, the national gathering of bank, alumni and chamber of commerce travel directors, has announced that it will reschedule and relocate its event this year to August 19-21 in Wichita, Kansas. The decision was necessitated by the severe travel restrictions put in place nationally as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.
This decision was made after conferring with Visit Cheyenne — the destination marketing organization for Cheyenne, Wyoming, which was scheduled to host the 2020 Select Traveler Conference — as well as Wyoming Tourism and the Little America Hotel.
All parties involved were professional, insightful and accommodating during the trying circumstances being faced by the travel and meetings industries in the United States. Visit Cheyenne agreed to the conference location change to Wichita based on the improved ability for the Select Traveler Conference to serve its delegates at this time.
“I want to thank Domenic Bravo, CEO of Visit Cheyenne, and Jim Walter, Visit Cheyenne director of sales and marketing, for having the long-term best interests of the travel industry at heart when they agreed to relocate this year’s event,” said Joe Cappuzzello of the Select Traveler Conference. “It is a truly heartfelt gesture and gracious decision when a visitor bureau agrees to forfeit the ability to showcase their destination for the betterment of the overall travel industry. In true Western fashion, all of us at The Group Travel Family offer a tip-of-the-hat to Visit Cheyenne,” said Cappuzzello.
Visit Wichita agreed to make it possible for the Select Traveler Conference to be held in Wichita by co-locating the event with the 2020 Going On Faith Conference, which takes place there in August.
“Susie Santo, president and CEO of Visit Wichita, and Moji Rosson, vice president of sales, stepped up to make tough decisions and find the means to accommodate the Select Traveler Conference,” said Charlie Presley, founding partner of the conference. “Visit Wichita understands tourism and has gone beyond the call of duty to help traveling banks, alumni and chambers of commerce keep their programs operating in these trying circumstances.”
The Select Traveler Conference is America’s only travel event specifically held for these influential travel groups. For more than 25 years, it has offered education, networking, travel buying sessions and peer interaction for these upscale travel planners.
“There is tremendous knowledge and experience shared at this conference, and in light of the current conditions being encountered by the travel industry, that has never been more important,” said Presley.
For information on attending the Select Traveler Conference in Wichita, August 19-21, call 800-628-0993 or e-mail