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Company Profile
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Conference Travel LLC
P.O. Box 2792
Sedona, AZ 86339
Conference Travel is an industry-leading full-service destination management company, with professional capabilities in:
Hotel and meeting facilities selection, reservations, coordination, and accounting

Locating and securing unusual sites for meetings and special events

Fully-coordinated ground operations

Customized airline ticketing services and exclusive air charters

Custom-designed adventure travel, scenic tours and travel-study programs

Quality group transportation

Restaurant selection, coordination, and accounting

Custom-designed food and beverage functions

Unique activities, entertainment, and amenities
Contact us for a proposal to create an unforgettable experience for your group!
“Superb coordination. Excellent, easy-to-work-with staff."
Kathie Wilson, American Express
Scope of Services
Our professional capabilities are unmatched in our region, including the world-renowned natural and cultural attractions of Sedona and Grand Canyon. We excel in areas of extraordinary natural beauty and cultural resources.

Secure the best rates through us because of our ongoing large volume discounts with key suppliers. Especially for in-depth, customized programs, we provide outstanding value because you deal directly with the travel source.

Two key differences separate us from ordinary DMCs. First, we design and conduct our own programs instead of piecing together standard offerings available to anyone through retail suppliers. Everything is specialized and unique, and is based on each client's needs. Nothing is mass-produced. Second, instead of conventional guides, we obtain a quality edge by using our own highly-qualified staff of naturalists, archaeologists, geologists, art historians, leading travel professionals, etc., based on the specific program. All are very personable, skilled communicators.
Company Profile
History. Conference Travel was founded in Sedona by Stephan Block in 1985. Our many high-level corporate, institutional, professional meeting management, incentive, and association group clients include organizations like Bristol-Myers Squibb, 3M, Columbia Pictures, AT&T, Pfizer, McDonnell Douglas Helicopters, Maritz Travel, Mitsubishi, and the Smithsonian Institution. We also are hired to provide secure travel arrangements for political dignitaries and celebrities, and location services for the film industry. We excel at designing and sequencing innovative and unique special events for groups, to create the kind of destination experience our clients seek, one that cannot be duplicated.

Management and staff. Company President Stephan Block, in addition to operating the business, is a professional naturalist, speaker, and author. He holds a double Bachelor's Degree from UCLA in Psychology and Sociology, and a Master's Degree in Speech Communication from San Diego State University.

Stephan was employed as a Park Ranger-Naturalist by the National Park Service at Grand Canyon, working on both rims and inner canyon. He has authored several published papers and articles on natural history, geology, and hiking, including the Rhythm of the Rocks geology brochure, and the top-rated
On Foot in Arizona's Red Rock Country hiking guide, now in its eighth printing. He is an active outdoorsman, with extensive backpacking and whitewater river running experience.

Conference Travel staff and associates comprise some of the region's finest people, including professional naturalists, archaeologists, biologists, art historians, geologists, and leading travel industry professionals. Many hold advanced degrees; all possess outstanding credentials. Most importantly, individuals on our staff all share a passion for our extraordinary land, and a passion for sharing their work with others. Overall, we offer an unparalleled team of caring, qualified, and talented individuals at your service.

Company goals. (1) Provide our clients with the highest quality destination experiences possible. (2) Operate in a sustainable, environmentally-responsible manner. (3) Reward employees in a supportive work environment. (4) Maintain a profitable business.
We obtain a quality edge by using our own staff of highly qualified guides and professional travel staff
Especially for in-depth travel programs, we offer outstanding value because you deal directly with the travel source
Overall, we provide an unparalleled team of caring, qualified, and talented individuals at your service
References and Quotes
"Powerful Partners." Learn how professional travel planners use DMCs like us to their advantage, as described in the January 2007 issue of The Meeting Professional magazine, which includes comments by Conference Travel president Stephan Block.

Sensational Sedona in the February 2007 issue of Corporate & Incentive Travel, extensively quotes Conference Travel President Stephan Block. Scroll down to the Sedona section, in which Stephan discusses group travel in Sedona and Grand Canyon.

"Desert Meetings" in the November 2006 issue of Meetings West magazine features Conference Travel President Stephan Block describing ways to incorporate the region's spectacular natural resources into client programs. Under Arizona, scroll down to the Sedona description.
"Done with class and respect. In 31 years our best ever meeting thanks to Conference Travel."
E.W. Johnson, M.D. Little Orthopedic Club

"Fantastic job of pulling everything together and helping make the meeting a success. It was such a comfort to know we need not worry because Conference Travel had every detail handled. "
Jane Avon, Marsh & McLennan

"We've been to 54 countries and your guides are some of the best we've seen."
David Gordon, Ambassadair Travel Club