Southeast Tourism Society hosts Domestic Showcase in Little Rock, Arkansas

ATLANTA, GA (Feb 12) - Southeast Tourism Society (STS) is thrilled to announce that the 2024 Domestic Showcase will be hosted in Little Rock, Arkansas at the Statehouse Convention Center on March 20-23. This regional appointment-style marketplace offers a unique platform for tourism professionals to engage directly with group tour professionals and southeastern suppliers, fostering discussions geared towards enhancing tourism across the Southeast.

In partnership with the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau and Arkansas Tourism, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, STS extends an invitation to delegates for two days of networking and fun exploring the culture, food, art, history, and outdoor recreation of Little Rock.

“Working with STS is an existing part of LRCVB’s plan to increase tourism for our city,” said LRCVB President & CEO Gina Gemberling. “Hosting them here puts our city on the map for hundreds of group tour buyers and travel journalists to showcase everything Little Rock has to offer for group and leisure travel.”

“Arkansas is proud to host this distinguished group of travel industry professionals and travel media,” said Shea Lewis, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. “Attendees will be able to experience first-hand what Arkansans have known all along – that The Natural State is one of the best destinations in the world for outdoor recreation and adventure. We look forward to sharing the attractions and dining experiences that make Arkansas so unique.”

A key highlight of the event includes the PR Media Marketplace.  STS member destinations and attractions will meet with highly credentialed travel journalists to generate earned media results.

Aligned with STS's dedication to advancing tourism education, keynote speakers Stephanie Stuckey, Chair of Stuckey's, and Brian Jewell, Executive Editor of The Group Travel Leader, Inc., will deliver captivating presentations during educational sessions. Their insights into group tour and travel trends, coupled with forecasting future opportunities, are poised to not only benefit tourism in the Southeast but also contribute positively to Arkansas' tourism industry.

“On behalf of the STS Board of Directors and staff, I would like to express our gratitude to the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau and Arkansas Tourism for hosting the 2024 Domestic Showcase event,” says Monica Smith, President & CEO of STS. “Domestic Showcase is an incredible educational and networking experience allowing the participants the opportunity to meet and connect with fellow professionals from the travel and tourism industry.”

About Southeast Tourism Society The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the development of travel and tourism professionals and organizations within the southeast region. The association’s mission is to empower a diverse network of tourism professionals through Education, Advocacy, Recognition, and Networking.  Member states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, plus the District of Columbia.

About the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Little Rock, charged with marketing and selling the city as a meeting, sports and leisure travel destination. The LRCVB also manages the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, River Market, and multiple parking facilities. For more information, visit 

About the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism protects and promotes our state’s natural, cultural and historic assets, contributing to a thriving economy and high quality of life. It is made up of three divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism.

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