We hope that you will join us in Lake Charles, Louisiana for the 15th 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 2014 will be held August 5-8, 2014 at the L'Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, LA.
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, 2013 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 November 15, 2013 and attendance status notifications will start via email January 15, 2014 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:
"Our sincere thanks to you and your wonderful staff. We attend so many of these things and all too often they are a drag that gives us little of value. The time at TMS gave us the opportunity to meet with some 30 reps and gather information that will keep us going for quite a while." - Bob & Sandy Nesoff, Travel Columnists
"Great event at TMS Rockford!!! I had so much fun and made a lot of great contacts. So many stories in my head from that event." - Deb Thompson, Just Short of Crazy.com
"Thanks for another great TMS! You guys are the best. Of all the trade shows I attend TMS is the best organized. I always get a lot of good story ideas." - Ed Walsh
"I'm back to reality after spending another week on the road following TMS. Can't thank you enough for all you did to make TMS a really special event. In addition to the marvelous informative and educational visit to Rockford, I made a number of excellent contacts for possible future FAM trips and articles. You two and all your staff were terrific. I appreciate all your efforts and look forward to seeing you in Lake Charles next year." - Chuck Miller, The Traveling Guy
"I just completed my survey. I meant every word. It was a spectacular success and just wonderful. I don't know how in the world you will be able to top it." - Cynthia Calvert, Editor and Owner - Tribune Newspapers
"I just wanted to thank you and tell you what an amazing show the Rockford TMS turned out to be. The connections I made will be invaluable in creating content for my travel columns for the next year. So many of the little touches like the flowers and T-shirts were exquisite. In addition, I've got everything lined up for a trip to Cancun in December, but meeting the ladies from X-Caret will assist in my editorial. Thank you for a well-planned, well-executed show. Can't wait for Lake Charles next year!" - Mira Temkin
"Thank you again for all your efforts prior to and during this week's Travel Media Showcase 2013. You made this event a most rewarding professional experience and I am happy to report that a large percentage of my meetings with exhibitors resulted in solid potential opportunities which we at Simon and Baker Travel Review and Luxury Travel Review are already following up." - Josette King - Travel Journalist & Photographer