Whether it’s faith-based, boomer groups or other types of travel, see what is coming up in the travel conference scene for the rest of 2012. This quick guide to the upcoming 2012 tourism conferences can help you plan out the rest of your year.
• GOF Conference
When: August 21-23, 2012
Where: Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill, S.C.
Who will come: Faith-based travel planners and travel industry members
For more information: www.gofconference.com
• Western Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus
When: September 19-21, 2012
Where: Hilton Eugene and Conference Center in Eugene, Ore.
Who will come: Tourism associations from Western United States, as well as information systems, marketing firms, research firms and other sponsors
For more information: www.wacvb.com
• Boomers in Groups
When: September 28-30, 2012
Where: Crown Plaza Airport Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis.
Who will come: Group travel leaders involved in boomer travel, as well as travel industry members
For more information: www.boomersingroups.com
• Small Market Meetings Conference
When: October 28-30, 2012
Where: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Fla.
Who will come: Meeting planners interested in second- and third-tier destinations and travel industry members interested in marketing their meeting destination
For more information: www.smallmarketmeetingsconference.com
• Southeast Tourism Society Fall Meeting
When: October 31 – November 2, 2012
Where: The Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach, Va.
Who will come: Travel industry members from the Southeast interested in professional development seminars and networking
For more information: www.southeasttourism.net/FallMeeting.cfm
• Travel South International Showcase
When: November 26-29, 2012
Where: Marriott Atlanta Marquis, Atlanta, Ga.
Who will come: Travel industry members from the South, as well as international tour operators and group leaders
For more information: www.travelsouthusa.org