Save the dates – July 9-11, 2018 in Birmingham AL. Spotlight on the Southeast is a tourism conference which combineseducational 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 Southeastern gateway cities and all they have to offer as arrival and departure points.
Spotlight on the Southeast is produced through the partnership of Free Spirit Vacations and Events and RH Factor. The two organizations affiliated in 2013 after realizing the potential for expanding the regional Spotlight Conferences across the country. Together,
the team combines an exceptional conference model with many regional contacts and years of experience in the travel industry.
The first 20 operators to sign up will be included in the Spotlight pre-fam July 6-9, 2018. All operators must complete a Spotlight Qualification Form to be eligible. Details are available soon. You won't want to be left out of this awesome Southeastern experience!
Buyers must be qualified. Once a buyer registration has been received, a profile sheet will go out in order to qualify all buyers.
Who Has Attended Spotlight on the Southeast 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 Tours, Vaughan’s Southwest Custom Tours, and Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries.
Spotlight Preliminary Agenda:
July 9, 2018:
1:00pm Registration Table open - Early afternoon Arrival
5:00pm Sponsored Welcome Reception
July 10, 2018:
8:00am - Continental Breakfast
8:00am Registration and trade show set up
9:00 am Keynote speaker
10:30 am Trade Show
12:30 pm Sponsored Lunch
2:00 pm Brainstorming Session
3:30 pm Sponsored dinner and tour
7:30 pm Return to hotel
July 11, 2018:
8:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Educational Seminars
10:00 am Town Hall - Sharing of Best Practices
11:00 am Spotlight Concludes
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