Shopping Tours & Discounts!

Shop America Alliance, in partnership with Mark International and Gray Line Worldwide, presents the annual Shop America Reception, “Pow Wow’s Most Fashionable Private Event” each year at a select Shop America Alliance member destination. On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from 6 to 8 PM, Santa Monica Place and Downtown Santa Monica, in partnership with the Santa Monica CVB will host this popular event for 350 select international tour operators, media and tourism VIPs. Featuring superb shopping, fresh California cuisine, cocktails, entertainment and more, Santa Monica’s Shop America Reception promises to be a highlight of Pow Wow 2012 in Los Angeles. Santa Monica Place is a spectacular open air shopping and dining environment featuring Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, plus more than eighty special retailers and restaurants including Kitson, Nike, Burberry, Barneys Co-Op, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Betsey Johnson, Ted Baker, Juicy Couture, True Religion, and more along with fresh and gourmet food purveyors at The Market. The Shop America reception guests will enjoy special VIP shopping, gifts, goodies, refreshments and entertainment. To RSVP or for more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Shop America Tours provide shopping, dining and cultural experiences in destinations throughout the USA. More than 50,000 of these commissionable packages have been sold via leading tour operators worldwide. The new Santa Monica Place Shop America Tours will premier at Pow Wow 2012. To learn more about Shop America Tours, the Shop America Alliance Pow Wow Reception and the new Santa Monica Shop America Tours visit, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit booth 949 at Pow Wow or call 707.224.3795. Shop America Alliance 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, Shop America Alliance co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference and SASI-ONE Awards and The Cultural Traveler guidebook, publishes Shop America Magazine and markets more than 200 shopping tours in 40 cities. For more information, visit or call 707.224.3795.  


White Papers

Shop America Alliance publishes a series of tourism educational white papers in partnership with the Museum Store Association and the US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council. These are available free to members of SAA, USCHT and MSA and the media.

  • Driving Cultural Tourism in Challenging Times
  • Tourism 101 – Basic Information for Selling to Tourists
  • Partnership Strategies for Building Tourism Business
  • Public Relations and Special Events to Build and Track Tourism Business Online Travel and Tourism Marketing Strategies
  • Train Your Team To Be Tourism Ambassadors

Please email your request for PDF versions of any of these White Papers to Sheila Armstrong.

Media Contact

Rosemary McCormick