What is the Getaway Show?
A travel convention show that travel experts from the Pacific Northwest, the United States, and international venues that are bringing their best deals to our show exclusively.
These experts will include: Vacation rental properties, Resorts, Theme parks, Adventure packages, airfare, Tours packages , RV camping/ Glamping, spa weekends, hunting /fishing, hiking, biking/ scooters, travel protection, luggage carrier, travel advisors, travel agents, and more!
If I purchase a booth, what will I get?
You will receive a 10 x 10 booth that will come with a curtain, a table, two chairs, a trash can, and a banner. You can decorate your booth however you choose as long as the displays remain within booth perimeter.
The Getaway Show wants to prepare your business for the show in the best way possible, so we will help you come up with the perfect package deals to include at your booth for consumers and will feature those deals on our social media and website. We will also announce special deals over the speakers during the show for attendees to hear and navigate to your booth.
Radio talk/ print advertisement will begin in 2020 to selective booths per advertisement. We also offer attendee lists (emails included) as an add on to your booth.
*Other packages and add ons available, just ask!
Is being a vendor worth the cost?
In short, YES. The Getaway Show is half the price of any other travel convention show we have found so far. We are directly investing your downpayments into the success of the show in advertising, influencers, top speakers and performers, good food/beer/wine/cocktails, and location perks! We want to be your annual tradition, and we understand the value of your time and budgets. The Getaway Show is a weekend of FUN and entertainment for all travelers to enjoy their vacation purchasing experience. To ensure this is the case, the Getaway Show will be giving away a getaway package is from many of our vendors every hour of the show (see more details about buying packages from our vendors).
This is the perfect time to fill your slow months in the calendar year. We highly encourage our travel vendors to have off-season package deals, just in time for tax season (our show is held April 4th-5th, 2020).
When do you need in answer by? (I still need to think about this decision)
We understand that there is planning and budgetting that entails annually, but remember not to wait too long! Here's why: 1) Booths are filling fast! We limit vendors from similar locations/ industries to avoid over saturation in one area, so you will want to ensure a spot by putting a downpayment down. 2) Prices go up as time goes on. 3) The earlier you book, the more we can advertize the attendance of your business at our event on our media platforms.
What kind of giveaways will you have for attendees?
We will purchase packages from our vendors up to $5000.
Being your first year, what can you (the Getaway Show) offer?
The Getaway Show owners Mike and Kasey Long have owned a successful business for 21 years. We believe in hard work, following things through, and keeping our word. We are here to stay and are invested in making the Getaway Show very successful, whatever it takes. We live in Portland and have raised our family here. The Travel industry has been waiting for a business like this to come in and aid both sides of the industry make their dreams come true. Travel is our passion, and we understand what is takes to make both vendors and attendees happy. We see the Getaway Show as an annually established event set for years to come. Booking with us on our first year has all the perks of future years butat a lower cost. We are offering a grandfather special for vendors that booth with us this year for next year that you won't want to miss!
My business is not located in Portland, if this expo for us, too?
Absolutely! We are looking for travel experts in the area, all around the USA, and even internationally! If you are far from Portland, what better opportunity for you to be introduced to an entire market of travelers. Note: it rains about 154 days a year in Portland, and Portlanders are always looking for an excuse to get away from the rain!
I don’t have the staff or the means to man my booth for a weekend, can I still purchase a booth?
We do require that all booths be manned, but we can help! Please email us at Help@getawayshow.com. There are companies based here in Portland that specialize in trade shows and are professionals selling your product on your behalf. We would love to connect you with them.
What kind of material do I need for a show like this?
Primarily, you will need an exclusive deal that will bring attention to your booth. We will also aid with this by announcing exclusive deals over the speakers during the show. You will need an outgoing sales team or representative (see question above). It would also be beneficial for you to provide a promotional product for those that stopped at your booth.
Why should I attend the show/ How does this benefit me?
-Guaranteed to make connections with vendors and customers.
-Name recognition / Branding
-Potential to fill up your calendar in one weekend (Tip: make a special offer centered around your slow months).
Example of Exclusive deals: Presale passes, yearly passes, gift cards included, packages deals, two separate visits for a discounted rate, buy now specials, group discounts, etc.
I am a small business, can I keep up with big names at the Getaway Show?
We are passionate about promoting small businesses, and strive to bring the unique and small vacation site experts to the consumer. You will not be the only one, we assure you! The Getaway Show is designed for growing small vacation sites exponentially!
We are in the middle of busy season, we do not have time to come in April.
Your calander may be busy now, but there always room for more clients. If you are booked, the Getaway Show is a great place to form waiting lists upon cancellations, booking during the slow seasons, expanding your brand into a new market, and filling your pipeline for next year.
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