What is the DNE Summit?
International Travelers, New England, and Your Organization
According to research firm Travel Market Insights, in 2019:
- 2 million overseas visitors explored destinations throughout New England
- They stayed 8 nights in paid lodging, accounting for 7.34 million room nights
- Overseas travelers spent $7.1 billion while in New England
The Discover New England Tourism Summit and International Marketplace is your opportunity to direct these travelers to your destination, property, or attraction. DNE Summit is the only trade show dedicated to New England organizations looking to increase business from overseas travelers. For the New England market, there is nothing else like it — a highly cost-effective trade conference dedicated entirely to our region. Expand your international business without ever stepping on an airplane!
Meet the Major Players Bringing International Travelers to New England
Discover New England invites more than 60 tour operators from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, other European countries, Australia, Japan and China. Additionally, US receptive operators are invited to the DNE Summit to meet and build relationships with more than 200 New England travel suppliers. While they are here, many of these tour operators learn more about the host state and travel throughout New England on pre- and post-Summit familiarization trips.
Join the DNE International Marketplace
At the DNE International Marketplace, New England travel suppliers have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one meetings with these important international buyers. The Summit includes pre-scheduled meetings (in which buyers and suppliers get to request meetings with each other).
Form Valuable Business Partnerships, Learn and Network
Highlight your destination in personal meetings to establish working relationships, sign contracts and book new business.
DNE Summit also gives you a chance to meet New England state tourism representatives and network with other colleagues in the region. Plus, you can attend International Market Updates presented by DNE’s in-country representatives to learn the latest trends and interests.
Showcase Your Business
Exhibiting at DNE Summit highlights your organization in front of 250+ New England travel suppliers and the tour/receptive operator community.
DNE Summit has been hosted in every New England state over 24 years, so you have the chance to enjoy beautiful locations and special evening events organized by the host state/destination.