tpoc-logo-wbThe 2013 Travel Professionals of Color (TPOC) Conference and Trade Show will be held in Trinidad and Tobago July 28th-August 4th, 2013. The 11th Annual TPOC Conference, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad is corresponding with the 175th anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago's emancipation from slavery.  Conference participants will get to participate in the island nations' Emancipation Day celebrations. They will also hear top travel industry professionals, and attend informative workshops and panel discussions during the conference.

TPOC is the first industry conference to focus on the needs and education of today’s travel professional of color. The TPOC conferences allow participants to learn how to start and grow a travel agency, network with hundreds of other minority travel professionals, learn how to market to the travel communities and more. Attendees also earn CLIA credits towards accreditation. There is also a Heritage Summit and participants will get to tour the island and visit heritage sites.

TPOC is an organization that promotes training, networking and support of minority travel professionals. TPOC seeks out travel suppliers who have an interest in reaching the multicultural market. The TPOC conference & trade Show was organized in August, 2002 by two African-American travel agents Charlotte Haymore and Betty Jones in Denver, Co. The intent of the company is to sponsor conferences and many other positive programs for the minority travel agents with a focus on profitability and raising an awareness within the travel community regarding professional services provided by capable minority travel agents.

For more information and to register for this year's conference, visit TPOC.org.