Travel South USA Enews

September 2018     

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Upcoming Industry Events
Hangzhou, China
Sept. 8 -13, 2018
New Orleans, La.
Sept. 20 - 21, 2018   

London, England
Nov. 5- 7, 2018 
Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 26 - 29, 2018
Louisville, KY
Jan. 26 - 29, 2019
Myrtle Beach, S.C. 
February 24 - 27, 2019
Domestic Showcase Registration  
February 24-27, 2019
Travel South unlocks the gates to Domestic Showcase registration for both Buyers and Suppliers Wednesday, Sept. 5. Get a head start on the #1 southern group travel marketplace and don't miss a private concert by three-time Grammy winner, Darius Rucker from South Carolina.
Please use the link emailed to you to sign-up and be prepared to meet with qualified tour operators, wholesalers and travel service providers. It is anticipated that Supplier booths will sell out early for Showcase 2019, so register now!  
"Travel South is vibrant, informative and genuine. Can't wait to introduce my clients to places and areas that they think they already know but don't. That's the fun of being a Travel Planner/Operator...Showing something New!"
-Greenwood Travel & Cruise
>View the entire schedule. 
International Showcase is Sold Out!
Over 440 delegates expected

Due to the overwhelming response from Suppliers for International Showcase, registration is full! With 322 suppliers and 122 buyers attending, 18 countries represented, this will be the largest marketplace designed exclusively for the South. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!
Questions or need assistance, please email or call 404.231.1790.
Travel South USA's Marketing Plan
Strategic Business Plan & Global Program of Work   
Recently released is the 2018-2019 Marketing Plan. This publication highlights the goals and objectives as determined by the TSUSA Board of Directors for the coming twelve-months. As mentioned in Kristen Branscum's letter in last month's eNEWS, subjects the plan spotlight include:
  • Increasing Earned Media exposure
  • Making Research the foundation for sound decision-making
  • Driving increased participation in the Global Partner Program
>Read the Marketing Plan.   
The Sun and South Shine in Phoenix   
Incredible Accomplishments  

Travel South's twelve-state region took home several pieces of hardware in Arizona last month. At ESTO's Destiny & Mercury Awards, several bureaus were able to raise their fist in the air (literally!) and proclaim victory. Twenty-six U.S. Travel Association member organizations were honored for excellence and creative accomplishments in destination marketing with four of them stemming from the South. We are wowed by their ingenuity and accomplishments. Here is a list of recipients:
2018 Destiny Award Winners :
  • Printed Collateral Materials - Cabarrus County, N.C. Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • People's Choice - Cabarrus County, N.C. Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Short-Term Marketing Campaign - Visit KC
2018 Mercury Award Winners :
  • Niche Targeting - Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
  • Digital Campaign - Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism






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