Journalist Activities

Networking & Social Functions

Journalist-Only City Tours

Hosted by Myrtle Beach CVB
Myrtle Beach Area
Recommended Dress: Casual

Opening Night Celebration with South Carolina's Own Darius Rucker

Opening Night Reception Hosted by Myrtle Beach CVB and South Carolina Tourism
House of Blues
Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 6:30pm -9:00pm
Recommended Dress: Business Casual


Signature Meal Functions

Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Monday, February 25, 2019 - Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Recommended Dress: Business Attire
  • Welcome Breakfast - A Taste of South Carolina Breakfast
    Hosted by South Carolina Tourism
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Grand Ballroom - Myrtle Beach Convention Center | 8:00am - 9:15am
    Take a bite into South Carolina and learn about all of the award-wining culinary initiatives SCPRT has been cooking. You’ll see and hear about the various programs, marketing efforts and how they’ve created the recipe for success!
     
  • The Power of Storytelling
    Media Breakout Session 
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    106 - Myrtle Beach Convention Center | 9:30am - 10:40am

    Join Travel South USA Board Member and Mississippi Development Authority, Tourism Division Director D.Craig Ray to kick off the first ever Domestic  Showcase Media Marketplace with award winning travel journalist Larry Bleiberg.  
     
    Whether it’s sand-boarding down dunes in Peru or marching in a Mardi Gras parade, Larry throws himself into his work, bringing passion, polish and professionalism to travel and lifestyles journalism. He’s served on a Pulitzer Prize team, is an eight-time Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award winner, has been honored for editing the best newspaper travel section in North America, has served in several Society of American Travel Writers leadership roles, is a columnist for USA Today and Better Homes & Gardens and has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, BBCthe Washington PostDelta SkyAfarWestwaysSouthbound, CNNAARP and others. He helped produce several National Geographic books and created CivilRightsTravel.com. A former editor with Time Inc.'s Coastal Living and Travel Editor of The Dallas Morning News, Larry's happiest when chasing his next story.
     
    You’ll leave this lively session thinking creatively about how to both present and find your top stories in today’s ever-changing media landscape, ready to rock your Travel South marketplace experience for success in the coming year!
     
  • Breakfast - All Delegate Networking Breakfast
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Ballroom - Sheraton | 7:30am - 8:30am
     
  • Opening Program - A Taste of South Carolina
    Hosted by South Carolina Tourism
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Ballroom - Sheraton | 8:30am - 9:00am
    Take a bite into South Carolina and learn about all of the award-wining culinary initiatives SCPRT has been cooking. You’ll see and hear about the various programs, marketing efforts and how they’ve created the recipe for success.
     
  • Luncheon: You Think You Know Kentucky Bourbon?
    Hosted by Kentucky Tourism
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Ballroom - Sheraton | 12:30pm - 1:45pm
     
  • Biz Over Breakfast
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Exhibit Hall - Myrtle Beach Convention Center | 8:30am  - 9:15am
     
  • Luncheon: Heavenly Harmony in the Mountains
    featuring Adam DeGraff
    Hosted by West Virginia Tourism
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Ballroom - Sheraton | 12:30pm - 1:45pm
    There are moments that arrive like an epiphany. So epic, they make you see things differently. Join us as we marvel at the unexpected wonders found in Almost Heaven, West Virginia. When you get here, it will all seem so clear.

Journalist Reception and Dinner

Hook & Barrel
Hosted by Myrtle Beach CVB and South Carolina Tourism
Monday, February 26, 2019 | 6:30pm – 9:00 pm
Recommended Dress: Casual

Shuttles will depart MBCC at 6:15pm


Jazz It Up Louisiana Style

Final Night Reception Hosted by Visit Baton Rouge  and Louisiana Office of Tourism
Ballroom - Sheraton
Tuesday, February 26, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Louisiana Office of Tourism and Visit Baton Rouge invite you to an authentic Louisiana experience.

Jazz it Up Louisiana Style with some of Louisiana’s signature Creole and Cajun dishes, specialty cocktails, live entertainment, and a few surprises as we dance the night away and look forward to exploring Baton Rouge in 2020.

Join us as we bring the flavor, spice, and soul of Louisiana as we “Laissez les bons temps rouler.”