Is registration limited?
Yes, there are around 100 spots for Study Tour participants, plus their companions. Spots are not limited for companions so please register for your Study Tour spot and then indicate if you are bringing a companion to participate in the leisure program.
How do I register?
On February 24, on this website, you’ll complete a short Google form to secure your place. Your registration will be confirmed via email and you’ll be sent a detailed registration form to complete at your leisure plus instructions to pay the deposit. Everyone that wants to participate in the educational study tour program must complete the form. Companions participating in the leisure program do not complete the form.
If me and my roommate are both doing the study tour, do we register separately on February 24?
Yes - every person participating in the educational study tour must complete the registration form. Even if rooming together (whether spouses/partners/colleagues), they must both register separately on February 24 to get two spots on the educational study tour.
What is the cost to bring my spouse?
We have a great Companion Sightseeing program planned. The cooking classes, meals, guided experiences, etc. all cost a bit more than the Study Tour trade shows/orchard tour programming, so total cost for a companion is $2700 plus the $495 Companion Sightseeing program supplement, $3195 total for the 9-night tour.
What if I don’t get a spot?
We hope you do… but if not please join the waiting list that will be available here February 24.
Are there age restrictions?
At the time of travel, IFTA members must be 16+ to participate in the Study Tour and 18+ to participate in the Companion Sightseeing program.
Can I just do the first half of the tour?
Unfortunately, no. All or nothing due to limited space.
How much leisure vs education is planned?
We’ve tried to strike a good balance and it will depend a bit on how in depth you go at the trade shows. You can choose to forgo trade show days for leisure activities or you can make the most of the shows. We have two orchard tour days planned and of course time with your industry colleagues is invaluable.
Do I need to be a member?
YES you must be an IFTA member before you sign up for this tour for your registration to be valid.