Welcome to Travel Media Showcase 2015
We hope that you will join us in Bloomington, Indiana for the 16th 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 2015 will be held August 11-14, 2015 at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center.
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 10, 2014 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 10, 2014 and attendance status notifications will start via email January 12, 2015 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
"I LOVE that TMS is all about the writer and being cognizant of our needs as journalists. I love that I can meet with destinations who really want journalists to visit. I also enjoy that TMS is relatively small and I appreciate that there is more and more vetting of the journalists, which is better for all of us." - Susan Lanier-Graham, Wander with Wonder
"Very well done and beautifully organized. I always make some great contacts and find many new places to write about." – Janice Nieder, JustLuxe
"Far surpasses other travel media showcases in presentation and value of marketplace exhibitors." - Patrice Raplee, Positively Entertainment's Travel Excursion
"Just wanted to let you know that as a first-time TMS-er, I loved the show. Got a lot of great leads and met wonderful people. The food, the events, the timing -- all perfect." – Helen Anders, Travel Writer
"Bravo for another successful TMS! L'Auberge was an exquisite venue. The show was high energy and fun, while making great connections for next year's editorial line-up. Looking forward to following up with many of the exhibitors as well as the new journalists I met. Thank you for another great show!" – Mira Temkin, What's Happening
"Every year I am blown away by how well run your conference is. Everyone was no nice. You really bring in a great group of people. I really appreciate all of your hard work and energy you put into these events. – Linda Perry, Peachhead