About Us

TravelAdvocates is a global hotel site selection company founded in 2005 by Robert Miller in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Our team has more than 75 years of combined experience providing personalized hotel site selection and booking thousands of hotel room nights for groups each year.  We are a trusted advocate for our clients, who come from the corporate, government, association, tour & travel, athletic and social markets.  They turn to us year after year for help booking hotels for their small to large events.  TravelAdvocates also offers everything group planners need to create any type of event including transportation, group dining, group cruises, full service meeting and event planning, and options for sightseeing and activities.

Meet Our People

We have assembled the “Navy SEALS” of the travel industry to help you get the best deal!  We take the time to get to know each client we serve by learning about their business and carefully reviewing their hotel needs and budgets.  We help them select the right options for any destination.  Our competitive advantage is our people, carefully selected on the basis of experience, knowledge and long-standing industry contacts.  Meet us!

 

 

Events

Meet us in person at the following events.  Be sure to let us know you'll be there so we can say a quick "hello."

AIBTM
American Bus Association’s Marketplace
Discover America International Pow Wow
IMEX America
SYTA Annual Conference
World Travel Market


AIBTM


June 10 – 12, 2014 : Orlando, FL

The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) is a leading global exhibition for the U.S. meetings and events industry. AIBTM delivers individually qualified Hosted Buyers and eligible Trade buyers from the U.S. and around the world. Tailored to the U.S. market, AIBTM serves and guarantees the attendance of top-level decision makers. The exhibition provides time and business efficient matching services for buyers and sellers through its unique Hosted Buyer Program.




Discover America International Pow Wow

April 5 - 9, 2014 : Chicago, IL
May 30 - June 3, 2015: Orlando, FL
June 4 - 8, 2016: Miami, FL
June 3 – 7, 2017: Washington, DC
May 19 – 23, 2018: Denver, CO
June 1 – 5, 2019: Anaheim, CA
2020: Las Vegas, NV

U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow is the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of Visit USA travel - it is NOT a typical trade show. In just three days of intensive pre-scheduled business appointments, more than 1,000 U.S. travel organizations from every region of the USA (representing all industry category components), and close to 1,500 International and Domestic Buyers from more than 70 countries, conduct business negotiations that result in the generation of over $3.5 billion in future Visit USA travel. At International Pow Wow, buyers and sellers are able to conduct business that would otherwise be generated only through an exhaustive number of around-the-world trips.




World Travel Market

November 4 – 7, 2013: London, England
November 3 – 6, 2014: London, England
November 2 – 5, 2015: London, England
November 7 – 10, 2016: London, England
November 6 – 9, 2017: London, England
November 5 – 8, 2018: London, England
November 4 – 7, 2019: London, England
November 2 – 5, 2020: London, England

Staged annually in London, World Travel Market - the leading global event for the travel industry - is a vibrant must attend four-day business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and International travel professionals. It is a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business. By attending World Travel Market, participants efficiently, effectively and productively gain immediate competitive advantage for their business and stay abreast with the latest developments in the travel industry.

http://www.wtmlondon.com




SYTA Annual Conference

August 22 – 26, 2014: Toronto, Canada
August 28 – Sept 1, 2015: Branson, MO

The SYTA Conference is the premier event for the student and youth travel market. It serves as the essential marketplace and networking event for the industry. The Conference also provides educational growth and information sharing to help student travel related companies improve themselves and the products and services they provide.

http://www.syta.org/annualconference




American Bus Association’s Marketplace

January 10 – 13, 2015: St. Louis, MO
January 9 – 12, 2016: Louisville, KY

The American Bus Marketplace is the premier business event for the group travel industry. The appointments are the core of the show; which allow Buyers and Sellers to meet face-to-face in prescheduled seven-minute appointments. In addition to the quality appointments, Marketplace offers professional education seminars and numerous networking opportunities.





IMEX America

October 15 - 17, 2013: Las Vegas, NV
October 14 - 16, 2014: Las Vegas, NV
October 13 - 15, 2015: Las Vegas, NV

IMEX America is America’s new worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, backed by the experience and resources of the IMEX Group of exhibitions, which also delivers the award-winning IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt, a show which has grown every year since launch. The show will run the largest hosted buyer program ever held in North America with over 2,000 qualified buyers expected – the guarantee to exhibitors of genuine global buying power on the trade show floor the moment doors open.

http://imexamerica.com




National Tour Association Travel Exchange

February 16 - 20, 2014: Los Angeles, CA
January 17 – 21, 2015: New Orleans, LA
January 31 – February 4, 2016: Atlanta, GA

National Tour Association and the United Motorcoach Association are combining their annual Convention and Expo to give you a travel industry event like no other: Travel Exchange - one show that puts the full spectrum of North American travel buyers and sellers on the same floor.


Memberships and Affiliations

TravelAdvocates is an active member of the major professional tourism and hospitality associations in the US and globally.  Our contacts with the major hotels and event and meeting providers in destinations around the world allow us to find the best solutions for our clients at the best prices.

American Bus Association

ABA represents approximately 1,000 motorcoach and tour companies in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services (commuter, school, transit). Another 2,800 member organizations represent the travel and tourism industry and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.
www.buses.org




The Student & Youth Travel Association

SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA is "The Voice of Student and Youth Travel. ®"
www.syta.org




US Travel Association

The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $704 billion travel industry. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States.
www.ustravel.org




The International Airlines Travel Agent Network

IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network) is a department of IATA (International Air Transport Association) and has been servicing all aspects of the US Travel and Tourism industry for more than 20 years.  IATAN's mission is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and provide cost-effective products and services that benefit the travel industry.
www.iatan.org




Hudson County Tourism

Hudson County, New Jersey offers visitors proximity to New York City and northern New Jersey, and its efficient network of mass transportation to these areas, more than 4,000 quality hotel rooms, and a host of popular tourist attractions including Liberty Science Center; the City of Hoboken, with its world-wide reputation for dining, festivals, and nightlife;  Jersey City with its diverse entertainment, shopping and culture; the Secaucus Designer Outlets; waterfront recreation on both the Hudson and Hackensack Rivers; and Liberty State Park, which provides visitors with the closest and most convenient way of getting to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in the metropolitan area.
www.visithudson.org




NYC & CO.

NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide.
www.nycgo.com




Meeting Professionals International

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry’s largest and most vibrant global community, helps our members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more than 23,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide.
www.mpiweb.org





Society of Government Meeting Professionals

Our mission is to enhance the knowledge and expertise of government meeting professionals. Our objectives are to improve the quality of, and promote the cost-effectiveness of, government meetings. SGMP is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings. SGMP delivers our membership value of education, resources and networking to nearly 4,000 members and through 31 chapters nationwide.
www.sgmp.org




National Tour Association (NTA)

National Tour Association (NTA) is the leading business-building association for professionals serving customers traveling to, from and within North America.
www.ntaonline.com