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What is Elevate + TravelConnect?

Elevate + TravelConnect is a collaboration initiated by industry leaders Alex Zoghlin, ATPCO's President and CEO, and Lauri Reishus, ARC's President and CEO.  

Elevate + TravelConnect 2024 will bring together travel leaders and industry stakeholders for expert discussions, educational breakout sessions, and networking opportunities around the issues impacting the global travel industry, from offers and orders to retailing and settlement.

ATPCO, the foundation of modern airline retailing, seamlessly merges reliable data with innovative technology, ensuring customers have an exceptional flight shopping experience. Their longstanding tradition of hosting the annual Elevate convention allows the travel industry to network, learn, and embrace the latest methods and technology for modern retailing.

ARC fuels global air travel growth through forward-looking travel data, adaptable distribution services, and cutting-edge solutions. Building on its tradition of hosting the annual TravelConnect convention, ARC transitioned to an online experience in 2021-2022, emphasizing its commitment to staying at the forefront of industry innovation, data insights, and emerging distribution trends shaping the future of travel. They look forward to hosting an in-person event once again.  

Join us for an exploration of diverse topics and a chance to drive positive change across the entire travel industry. 

When is the conference?

The conference will take place April 9-11, 2024.  

Where is Elevate + TravelConnect taking place?

The location of the conference is the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.  

Who is Elevate + TravelConnect for?

This event is open to everyone in the travel industry and ATPCO and ARC customers. Anyone can attend the programming planned for the main stage, breakout sessions, and the welcome and networking receptions.

How do I register for Elevate + TravelConnect?

You can register here for Elevate + TravelConnect. Although it is a jointly hosted conference, you only need to register once.   

How do I check to see if I am registered?

After completing the registration form, you should receive a confirmation email from Otherwise, register now, and then you’ll receive the confirmation email.   

I'm not receiving any emails about Elevate + TravelConnect. What's going on?

You may have unsubscribed from our emails. To resubscribe to this event's emails, please contact us at  

What is the recommended dress code for the event?

At Elevate + TravelConnect, there is no set dress code, however, we encourage you to dress in business casual. During the evening welcome and networking receptions, you may wish to dress in smart casual.  

What is the deadline for registering?

The deadline for registering for Elevate + TravelConnect is April 2, 2024.  

After I register, which hotel should I book?

Please book your stay at the Washington Hilton (the event’s venue) to receive ATPCO and ARC’s preferred rate.   

What airport should I fly to?

The closest airport to the Elevate + TravelConnect venue is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located about 7 miles away from the Washington Hilton, where the event is hosted.   

You can also fly into Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), located less than 30 miles away from the Washington Hilton. A bit further but also accessible is Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), located less than 35 miles away from the Washington Hilton.  

Does Elevate + TravelConnect cost anything?

Elevate + TravelConnect has a fee of 399 USD per attendee to attend the event.

Why is there a fee to attend?

To bring the best experience possible to attendees, Elevate + TravelConnect has a fee of 399 USD to attend. It will be the biggest event the companies have ever hosted with double the number of attendees expected, and we want to create a personalized and meaningful conference experience for you.  

I can't attend. Will I be able to catch up on recording of sessions after the conference?

Main stage sessions will be available on-demand after the conference concludes. If you are registered for the event, you will get an email with all the details. If you are not registered, keep an eye out on social media for when we announce on-demand availability. 

Whom can I contact for media inquiries?

For media inquiries, please contact ATPCO’s Megan Humphries or ARC’s Randy Spoon.  

Megan Humphries, ATPCO   

Randy Spoon, ARC

How do I keep up with conference news?
  • Follow ATPCO on LinkedIn and Twitter  
  • Follow ARC on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook  
  • Connect with conference speakers and attendees via the #ElevateTravelConnect and #ETC24 hashtags  
  • Register for the event to receive conference updates by email  
What health and safety measures will be in place at Elevate + TravelConnect?

At Elevate + TravelConnect, we recognize you may have concerns about attending the event in person. The health and safety of our attendees and staff is our top priority. There will be various hand-sanitizing stations throughout the event’s venue.

If you’re not comfortable attending Elevate + TravelConnect in person, don’t worry. You can still catch some glimpses of the event by watching a few main stage sessions post-conference on demand.  

Have more health and safety questions? Feel free to contact us directly at   

My plans changed. How can I cancel my registration?

We get it! If you need to cancel your registration, please email us at and we can take care of cancelling your registration. We are unfortunately unable to provide refunds once you’ve purchased your ticket.

I require audio/visual/mobile accommodations. Whom can I contact?

If you require an accommodation for audio, visual, or mobility accessibility, please contact We will ensure you have the best event experience possible.  

I need a visa letter. Whom can I contact?

If you require a visa letter, please contact

When will the Elevate + TravelConnect 2024 attendee list be available?

Due to privacy and collusion concerns, the event attendees list will not be shared on the conference app or elsewhere. Our priority is maintaining attendees’ privacy and ensuring a fair environment for all participants.