The Outlet Marketing Alliance (OMA) and Shop America Alliance LLC (SAA) present the inaugural USA Outlet Shopping Festival, a national event designed to promote outlet shopping throughout the USA. The Festival will run for 4 days, Friday through Monday, May 24-27, 2013, U.S. Memorial Day weekend. Organizers are planning to develop this into an annual event showcasing outlet centers and top name brand outlet retailers. For complete details visit OutletFestival.com.
The Festival objectives are to generate awareness of the appeal of outlet shopping and to produce incremental sales both during the event and thereafter. As a kick-off to the summer tourism season, the USA Outlet Shopping Festival will also promote outlet shopping as a popular tourism activity. The Festival features special offers, savings and events that are great incentives to encourage travel to a broad range of destinations.
Shopping and dining are the top tourism activities in America, as tracked by the U.S. Department of Commerce/Office of Travel & Tourism Industries and U.S. Travel Association. Outlet Centers are currently the fastest growing segment of U.S. shopping center industry according to data tracked by Value Retail News and the International Council of Shopping Centers. OutletBound.com, the leading outlet center web site and sponsor of the Festival, features more than 200 U.S. outlet shopping centers located in 42 states, many of which will participate in the Festival.
During the USA Outlet Shopping Festival, shoppers and travelers are invited to visit outlet centers and shop outlet retailers to enjoy special savings and promotions. Shoppers spending $150 or more at these outlet centers on their MasterCard® cards during the Festival will receive tote bags at participating locations along with special discount offers.
Through May 27th, the Festival will present the Outlet Shopping Festival Contest with prizes including a Coach Bag from Fashion Outlets Las Vegas and $250 Shopping Sprees at Tommy Hilfiger or Puma Outlets throughout the USA. No purchase required. Open to all US residents 21 or older on Facebook.
The official USA Outlet Shopping Festival web site, OutletFestival.com is the portal for all festival information, packages, sponsors and special offers. Participating partners are invited to register for free marketing including use of the official Festival Tool Kit graphics in their email, online, social media and all other event marketing. Shop America Tours is promoting its many special Outlet packages with major tour operators.
NATIONAL OUTLET RETAILERS (all locations participating)
Bloomingdale’s - The Outlet Store
G.H. Bass & Co.
Le Gourmet Chef
Nike Factory Store
The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Outlets at Anthem
Outlets at Castle Rock
Outlets at Loveland
Outlets at Silverthorne
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
Vero Beach Outlets
The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont
Legends Outlets Kansas City
The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk
Casino Outlets at Tunica Resorts
Outlets at Vicksburg
Fashion Outlets Las Vegas
Outlets at Legends
The Outlet Collection|Jersey Gardens
Fashion Outlets Santa Fe
Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA
The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City
Bend Factory Stores
Woodburn Company Stores
Rockvale Outlets Lancaster
The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem
Outlets at Conroe
Outlets at Hillsboro
The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso
Outlets at Traverse Mountain
Manchester Designer Outlets
The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington
The Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh
Outlet Marketing Alliance (OMA) is a group of leading outlet industry retailers and developers focused on creating enhanced marketing and sales opportunities. OMA meetings are held several times annually in NYC.
Shop America Alliance LLC (SAA) is the travel trade organization representing hundreds of the premier shopping tourism destinations, retailers, shopping centers, museum stores and outlets in North America. Founded in 1998 and focused on tourism, Shop America Alliance co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference, SASI-ONE Awards and The Cultural Traveler guide, publishes Shop America Magazine and markets more than 175 Shop America Tours in 40 cities. For more information ShopAmericaTours@aol.com, call 707-224-3795 or visit OutletFestival.com.