Dallas & Fort Worth Mission in Germany
After a long and relaxing summer break, it was time to go on the road again. And this time, we were not alone. Phillip Jones (President & CEO) and Mark Thompson (Vice President Tourism) Visit Dallas as well as Robert Jameson (President & CEO) and Sarah Covington (Assistant Director of Public Relations) Visit Fort Worth joined us for our Sales Mission in Munich, Stuttgart & Frankfurt.
The tour started Monday afternoon in Stuttgart, when Sarah, Mark and Karen attended the VUSA Roadshow, giving a presentation to 47 travel agents in front of the big screen at the CineMaxx movie theater. The travel agents were eager to get the latest news and insider tips from the locals first hand during the travel markets.
While Phillip, Bob and Rita were busy with media interviews on Tuesday, Sarah, Mark and Karen visited our partners at Munich Airport, discussing the new American Airlines flight connection MUC-DFW starting June 6, 2019. Followed by agent trainings at Explorer, Canusa as well as FTI. During the media lunch event at the Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel Kempinski, our guests from Dallas & Fort Worth were able to talk to journalists, bloggers and other media partners about the highlights and latest updates from both cities. The busy day ended with a formal dinner with travel industry partners at the restaurant Little London.
The highlight of the week was our media & trade event at the restaurant Vadder on Wednesday evening. Our guests enjoyed beautiful summer weather on the restaurant’s terrace, delicious food and learned more about the cities Dallas & Fort Worth in interesting conversations with Philip, Mark, Bob and Sarah. The guests enjoyed watching Mural Artist Kayo Karacho painting a mural based on the one featured in Fort Worth. However, he gave it his own special touch. This mural will be auctioned at another event and the money will be donated for a good cause. So stay tuned for news!
Thursday was another very busy day for Phillip & Bob who gave radio interviews at Radio Antenne Frankfurt as well as at Hessischer Rundfunk. Another media lunch event was held at Ojo de Agua, were journalists, bloggers and other media partners from Frankfurt had the possibility to chat with our hosts from Visit Dallas & Visit Fort Worth. Our sales mission ended at Mon Amie Maxi, were some of or travel industry partners as well as the Consul General to joined us for a casual dinner.
It has been a very busy but also very exciting week for all of us. Have a look at the gallery below with all the wonderful impressions from the Dallas & Fort Worth Sales Mission.