• Event Calendar

    STS Marketing College

    STS Marketing College

    Aug 3-8, 2014

    University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia

    For one week each year, tourism industry professionals from all over the Southeast meet at University of North Georgia for the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College. During the week, students experience a broad-based curriculum of courses designed to teach marketing techniques from all facets of the tourism industry. Marketing College professors are working, experienced professionals from across the U.S. who not only bring expertise, but real-world knowledge and experience, to the classroom. From the time students arrive on Sunday evening until they depart on Friday, they enjoy classes, lectures, discussion groups and one-of-a-kind networking opportunities in an academic environment conducive to learning. Students who attend three years of Marketing College receive a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) certification, presented at a special graduation ceremony at the STS spring meeting.

    • The premier educational program for the tourism industry in the U.S.
    • A superior educational opportunity in a tranquil environment...
    • Classes taught by industry leaders and working professionals...
    • A perfect forum for the exchange of ideas...
    • Opportunities for networking with your peers from across the Southeast and the U.S...
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    CRUSA Goes Global: Capital Region USA’s 2015 International Marketing Summit!

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    August 20, 2014 9:30am-1:30pm

    The Sunset Room, 137 National Plaza, Suite 200, National Harbor, MD 20745

    Register now to attend CRUSA Goes Global: Capital Region USA’s 2015 International Marketing Summit! Learn about international marketing trends and opportunities, emerging markets and grant programs that can extend your budget. Hosted on August 20th at National Harbor, your registration includes program handouts, lunch, networking opportunities, a prize drawing and a coupon booklet for Tanger Outlets to enjoy after the summit is over! Read More

    VTC Orientation

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    Sept. 16-17, Dec. 3-4, 2014

    Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown

    45 years later, Virginia is for Lovers is one of the most highly recognized tourism slogans in the world! Join us for a 2-day interactive event that will help you incorporate the Virginia is for Lovers brand in your marketing strategy. This orientation program is most beneficial for local tourism directors, and managers/owners of Virginia tourism properties.

    Orientation will be held 4 times in 2014: 

    • This is a two-day session
      - Day One:    10:00am – 5:00pm
      - Day Two:    8:30am – 2:00pm

      February 5-6

      May 13-14

      September 16-17

      December 3-4


      Registration: $45

      Hotel Room: $99/night

      Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown    
      501 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219
      Phone: 804.344.4300 

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    STS Fall Forum

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    Oct. 14-16, 2014

    Charleston, South Carolina

    As tourism industry leaders, we not only lead the way for tourism growth, but for our destinations’ overall economic growth. For over 30 years, the Southeast Tourism Society has proven itself an invaluable resource for its members and an effective organization for advancing tourism in the Southeast. The STS Fall Forum provides an excellent venue for learning, collaboration and discussion and gives us an important opportunity to network with our industry peers, share new ideas, and forge lasting business partnerships. Read More

    VACo’s 80th Annual Conference

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    November 9-11, 2014

    The Omni Homestead Resort, Warm Springs

    VACo’s 80th Annual Conference theme is “Empowering Virginia Counties: 80 Years Strong”.   Read More