Welcome to Travel Media Showcase 2017
We hope that you will join us in Cabarrus County, North Carolina for the 18th 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 in a highly organized and business-like format involving pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and fam tours.
Travel Media Showcase 2017 will be held August 22-25, 2017 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte/Concord Golf Resort & Spa. 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 such as: 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 November 15, 2016 and will take just minutes to complete.
All pre-qualified media are encouraged to apply for participation via the online application form. If you have not been pre-qualified please click on the link on the left hand side of the page to do so.
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 on November 15, 2016 and attendance status notifications will start via email on February 1, 2017 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.
What Past Attendees Are Saying about TMS:
"Everything was wonderful and much above expectations. Overall this was not only a wonderful experience but a productive one." - Mindie Burgoyne, TravelHag.com
"Enjoyed the overall professionalism and organization of the show. Very beneficial to us as it was a one-stop place to meet many potential destinations. Nice to chat with fellow journalists and compare ideas." - Pat Johnson and Regina Fraser, Grannies on Safari
"As always, it was well managed with a lot of thought given to helping journalists find destinations with great stories. Definitely a top drawer event." - Kathleen Walls, American Roads
"I LOVE that TMS is all about the writer and being cognizant of our needs as journalists. I love that I can meet with destinations who really want journalists to visit. I also enjoy that TMS is relatively small and I appreciate that there is more and more vetting of the journalists, which is better for all of us." - Susan Lanier-Graham, Wander with Wonder