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Shop America Alliance Partners

Shop America Alliance MembersShop America's Mission is to promote Shopping, Dining and Cultural Travel as the top tourism activities.

Shop America Alliance Partnership is open to all shopping centers, outlets, retailers, restaurants, brands, downtowns/associations and destinations actively engaged in travel marketing.

Cultural & Heritage organizations and destinations are invited to join SAA's partner organization, the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, details at uscht.com and theculturaltraveler.com.

 

Top 11 Partner Benefits

  1. ONLINE TOURISM MARKETING and SOCIAL MEDIA
    Each Shop America Alliance partner has their own dedicated profile page at ShopAmericaTours.com to promote their tourism marketing and PR including overview, list of stores, restaurants, events, photos, logos, links to packages, AAA and MasterCard partnerships. Links to member's web site and Facebook page. Google maps. ShopAmericaTours.com generates viewers from more than 150 countries and attracts both consumers and the travel trade. In addition, each member can be featured on Shop America's Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. 
  2. SHOP AMERICA TOURS PACKAGING & MARKETING
    Shop America Tours develops and markets commissionable shopping tours, generating revenue for SAA partners as well as extensive exposure on major travel web sites. Shop America Tours are sold at shopamericatours.com and via more than 40 travel partners including Mark International, Southwest Vacations, Funjet, Gray Line, Expedia, Orbitz, Viator, GTA, Tourico Holidays, Hotelbeds, VacationsMadeEasy.com, hotel web sites and more.
  3. SHOP AMERICA MAGAZINE REACHES DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL CONSUMERS AND TRAVEL TRADE
    Shop America magazine, circulation of 220,000-plus, is published each Spring, showcasing SAA partners with consumer focused editorial, Where To Shop guide and advertising. Shop America magazine is published in partnership with Brand USA and distributed in partnership with leading AAA/CAA Clubs and Essentially America in the UK, China, Mexico and Canada as well as at major travel trade events including IPW and WTM. All SAA Members enjoy a free listings and special rates on advertising in Shop America Magazine. View the digital version online at ShopAmericaTours.com.
  4. ONE TRAVEL CONFERENCE AND SASI-ONE AWARDS
    The ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural Tourism is an executive level networking and business development event held annually, produced in partnership with the US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council. Shop America Salutes Innovation at the annual SASI-ONE Awards ceremony.  Join us at the beautiful new Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, January 28-30, 2014. Register at ONEtravelconference.com
  5. MasterCardĀ® SHOP AMERICA SAVINGS and AAA
    Reach millions of AAA/CAA members and MasterCard Worldwide cardholders through our exclusive partnerships with these travel leaders. Provide coupon books or merchant offers to cardholders. Consumer marketing supports both programs producing excellent trackable results. Optional Free Member Benefit.
  6. TOURISM MARKETING AT TRAVEL TRADE EVENTS
    Shop America Alliance promotes global awareness of the important economic impact of Shopping Tourism and specific SAA partner programs by participating in more than 15 major Travel Trade Events and sales missions annually including IPW, La Cita, World Travel Market, NTA Conference, OMCA Conference, ABA Conference, Go West Summit, UK Sales Mission, Active America China, Museum Store Annual Conference, ONE Travel Conference, Shop The World Tourism Conference: Canada, Shop & Taste Mexico Conference and more with member co-op opportunities at selected events. Trade show leads are available to SAA partners upon request. All SAA partners are invited to attend Shop America's Pow Wow reception each year. Cost: Co-op booth share fees vary based on shows.
  7. SHOP AMERICA PR SERVICES
    Shop America develops and distributes its official media kit each year at IPW, featuring news and photos from all participating SAA partners. These releases are also posted online at ShopAmericaTours.com. In addition, there are PR opportunities and special features developed throughout the year to showcase SAA partners in the media. SAA's international and domestic media lists are available to members.
  8. TOURISM RESEARCH, MEDIA & TRENDS REPORTS
    SAA monitors and reports on tourism trends and Shopping Tourism developments via ongoing partner communications and DIRECTIONS E-newsletter. SAA is a source for media information on Shopping Tourism and frequently refers media to SAA partners. SAA also publishes Tourism White Papers in partnership with the Museum Store Association and research studies including The International Shopping Traveler Study, The International Traveler/Emerging & Growth Markets, The Cultural Heritage Traveler Study. 
  9. SHOP THE WORLD TOURISM SEMINARS and SPEAKERS BUREAU
    Presented in partnership with International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). These one-day shopping tourism development and idea exchange events will be held in major cities worldwide. Opportunities for Shop America Alliance partners to serve as faculty with travel expenses covered. Shop America will also provide presenters with Research and Case Studies for your meetings at no cost except reimbursement of travel.
  10. SHOP AMERICA TOURS CLUB
    Consumer outreach to thousands of shopping travelers. Shop America Tours Club promotes SAA partners in the ShopTalk eZine and provides special discounts and deals for club members.  Social media campaign provides club member engagement and promotes SAA partners and your loyalty programs. Online contests help to promote SAA  partners and build fans and club members.   Like us at www.Facebook.com/shop.america.club
  11. TOURISM PARTNERSHIPS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONTACTS
    The travel business is built on relationships. Shop America Alliance develops and manages marketing partnerships with leading travel firms and organizations worldwide and provides SAA partners with leads, contacts and new opportunities for business development. SAA maintains international and domestic tour operator and travel media databases available to SAA partners. Shop America Alliance is an active member of US Travel Association & National Council of Attractions, National Tour Association, Ontario Motor Coach Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Visit USA Committee UK, Discover America/Canada, Luxury Marketing Council, International Culinary Tourism Association, Southeast Tourism Association and the US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, representing all SAA partners and providing industry leadership.

Shop America Alliance

Shop America Alliance LLC is a travel trade organization representing hundreds of premier shopping tourism destinations, retailers, shopping centers, museum stores and outlets in North and Central America. Founded in 1998, Shop America Alliance produces the annual ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural Tourism and the SASI-ONE Awards, publishes Shop America Magazine and markets more than 185 shopping, cultural and culinary tours in 40 cities at shopamericatours.com and through leading tour operators and travel partners. Shop America is a founding partner of the US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council.

Partner Fees

Shop America Alliance partnership is open to businesses dedicated to promoting Shopping and Dining Tourism. SAA offers a wide range of services and opportunities.

$30,000

Sustaining Partner (Corporate groups with multiple shopping centers and states/DMOs. Includes customized benefits.)

$5,000

Multiple Location Department Stores

$3750

Single Location Shopping Center

$2500

Retailer, Outlet Brand or Restaurant. Shopping centers or Outlets with 3 or more partner locations.

$2500

Single location shopping center in regions with Sustaining Partner (California, Florida, Las Vegas, Texas, Toronto, Mexico)

$700

Regional Shopping Alliance, DMO, supplier, non-profit organization, travel trade or media

SAA's fiscal year is January 1 to December 31. Partner fees must be current to be listed in Shop America Magazine and website or participate in Shop America Tours, co-op advertising, trade shows or additional marketing benefits and opportunities. Partner Fees are invoiced annually in subsequent years and are due by January 31. Prorated fees apply for new members joining after June 1.

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