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Fifth Annual E-Tourism Summit Slated for Sept. 28-29 in San Diego

“Has the Internet Reached Puberty? Foresights for 2004 and Beyond” is the theme of the Fifth Annual E-Tourism Summit, which will take place Sept. 28-29 at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Calif.

Sponsored by North American Journeys (NAJ), operator of the tour operate website, TheTourOperator.Com, and publisher of the travel industry trade newsletters, Inbound and Travel America, the E-Tourism Summit annually brings together experts in online and wireless sales and marketing to share their insights with DMOs, travel suppliers and travel trade journalists.

“This year’s theme acknowledges that, after a little more than a decade of experience with e-commerce, the travel industry has shaken off some of the growing pains associated with childhood and is looking at tools and techniques that reflect the first steps toward adulthood,” explained Jake Steinman, NAJ’s president, publisher and editor-in-chief. “Speakers, presenters and panelists this year will explain where we are now and explore where we can expect to go in the near and long-term future.”

Dr. Noah Elkin, senior analyst, E-Marketer Inc., will lead off the summit with an overview of the latest Internet and travel industry trends.