We hope that you will join us in Rockford, IL for the 14th Annual Travel Media Showcase. Once again we'll be bringing together leading print and broadcast travel media to meet with representatives from the United States, Canada, and international destinations like the Philippines, India and Malaysia in a highly organized and business-like format involving pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and fam tours.
Travel Media Showcase 2013 will be held August 20-23, 2013 at Giovanni's Conference Center in Rockford, IL, USA.
Our unique three-day program will include 2 days of pre-scheduled journalist/exhibitor appointment sessions, local fam tours, pre tour, post tours plus numerous networking opportunities. Local Media or Editors may opt for a one-day registration option. Click here to view the Schedule of Events.
Travel Media Showcase is a one-stop, opportunity for travel journalists to:
- Meet one-on-one with public relations and communications practitioners from convention and
visitors bureaus, state, regional, and international tourism offices, attractions and theme parks, major
hotel chains and destination resort properties, airlines, cruise lines and gaming venues
- Gather new story ideas and background material on a broad range of tourism products
- Develop personal relationships with key travel information sources
- Network with other travel journalists and editors
- Schedule follow-up media visits to destinations of interest
- Sign up for participation in upcoming destination-sponsored familiarization trips
Registration is free and open to pre-qualified travel media: Editors, Staff Writers, Assignment Writers, Freelance
Writers, Photographers, Bloggers, Video and Film producers for newspapers, magazines, television, broadcast/video/film,
internet, travel guides, books.
All Journalists will be required to pre-qualify in order to receive a member id and password to register for Travel
Media Showcase. The pre-qualification questionnaire will be available on our website on January 15, 2013 and will take just minutes to complete.
All applications are subject to approval. Media must provide clippings/samples of their recently published work.
Registration is limited please apply early.
Journalist pre-qualification for registration begins January 15, 2013 and attendance status notifications will
start via email April 15, 2013 and on a rolling basis after that point.
Please allow 5-10 minutes to complete the application form. You may save your partially completed form and then return to it later.
"Always enjoy TMS... TMS is well organized and we know our time will be well spent."
Linda Fasteson, Journalist, Seekonk, MA
"TMS is much more effective at putting the travel writers in front of our product. It was a great opportunity to pitch our city and gain a better understanding of what the writers are looking to write about."
Schuyler Bull, Exhibitor, Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, NY
"TMS is an absolutely wonderful trade show. It is very well organized."
Ed Walsh, Journalist, San Francisco, CA
"First of all, congrats on another great conference. OKC was fabulous and I really enjoyed all of the contacts I made. It was a great group this year."
Susan Lanier-Graham, Journalist, Maricopa, AZ