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Inaugural Spotlight on the Mid Atlantic

October 27-29, 2017

Baltimore MD

A Star Spangled Banner Post-FAM

October 29 - November 1, 2017

Save the dates – October 27-29, 2017 in Baltimore MD!   Spotlight on the Mid-Atlantic  is a tourism conference which combines educational seminars, networking functions and a trade show. Operators are primarily domestic (including Canada) and range from small operations to large receptive companies (and everything in between). The ratio of suppliers to operators is never more than 2.5 to 1.

Spotlight is casual and intimate. We don't just network - we build relationships at Spotlight. There are three days of interaction in which to conduct business.  The goal is to build lasting relationships. New tour itineraries to off-the-beaten-path destinations are highlighted, using the closest Southwestern gateway cities and all they have to offer as arrival and departure points.  

The first 20 operators to sign up will be included in the Spotlight post-fam, October 29 - November 1, 2017, hosted by numerous Mid-Atlantic partners.  Details will be available soon.  

Who Has Attended Spotlight on the Southwest in the Past?  Tour Operators like All Aboard America, America 4 You,  Around and About Tours, Custom Holidays, Detours of Arizona, Fancy-Free Holidays,  Free Spirit Vacations & Events, Friends & Neighbors Tours, Getaway Tours of AZ,  Great Western Tours, Leisure West Tours & Cruises, Main Street Tours, Mirage Tours, New World Tours, Palm Spring Tours & More, RH Factor, Shebby Lee Tours,  Sports Empire, Sports Leisure Vacations, Synergy Tours, Talbot Tours, Travel Alliance Partners, Trapper Travel & Tours, World Span World Span Tours, Vaughan’s Southwest Custom Tours, Worldwide Pilgrimages, Lead USA, and Nagel Tours.  

​Spotlight Preliminary Agenda:
October 27, 2017:                          
1:00pm      Registration Table open - Early afternoon Arrival
5:00pm      Welcome Reception sponsored by Dover Downs Resort and Casino,

                  Kent County, and Delaware Office of Tourism

October 28:, 2017:                         
8:00am -   Continental Breakfast sponsored by ABA
8:00am     Registration and trade show set up
9:00 am    Keynote speaker
10:30 am  Trade Show
12:30 pm   Lunch sponsored by Northern VA Marriott Hotels
 2:00 pm    Brainstorming Session
3:30 pm    Reception and Progressive Dinner sponsored by 

                 Visit Baltimore and the Baltimore Tour Association
9:30pm    Return to hotel

October 29, 2017:                         
8:00am      Koffee Klatch and Continental Brearkfast

                  sponsored by Arlington CVB
9:00 am     Educational Seminars
10:00 am   Town Hall - Sharing of Best Practices
11:00 am   Spotlight Concludes