Southeast Tourism Society

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Southeast Tourism Society
Southeast Tourism Society (logo).png
Formation 1983
Type Non-profit
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Official language English
President & CEO Bill Hardman
Website http://www.southeasttourism.org and http://escapetothesoutheast.com

"The Southeast Tourism Society" (STS), is a non-profit membership organization promoting tourism within the 12 Southeastern member states by sharing resources, fostering cooperation, networking, providing continuing education, cooperative marketing, consumer outreach, advice & consultation, governmental affairs and other programs. Southeast Tourism Society works with and for business to business and business to consumer companies with an interest in travel & tourism as a business. Membership is open to any organization within the travel & tourism industry – attractions, destinations, associations, lodging and a wide range of service providers from printing to marketing, public relations to travel writers. Membership is focused on networking, the opportunity for education, advocacy and more. STS was established in September 1983, and the 12 member states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

What the STS Does[edit]

Consumer Outreach:

  • Escape to the Southeast Travel Guide - 100,000 distribution (annual);
  • Escape to the Southeast eNewsletter (monthly)
  • Escape to the Southeast Web site

Conventions & Meetings:

  • Spring Symposium & Fall Forum Members meeting
  • Congressional Summit & STPC Annual Meeting (March)
  • Marketing College (July)

Programs & Activities:

  • Southeast Tourism Policy Council (STPC) - Advocacy program designed to let leaders hear the voices of the industry
  • Southeast Travel & Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Management

Award Programs:

  • Shining Example Awards
  • Top 20 Events in the Southeast

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