Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism early registration deadline is Aug. 1

The deadline for early registration for the Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism is August 1.  Early registration is available for the discounted fee of $350 – after August 1 registration will be $450.  Register online at  The tourism conference is being held Aug. 29 – Sept. 2 at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear. The focus of the conference will be on social media, creative marketing and new trends in the travel industry.
The featured speaker will be nationally-known tourism marketing expert Peter Yesawich who is chairman and chief executive officer of the Ypartnership agency. Yesawich is a frequent commentator on travel trends in such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, Newsweek and Business Week, on the CNN, CNBC and MSNBC cable television networks and on National Public Radio. Other speakers include Lee Sentell- director of the Alabama Tourism Department, Berkeley Young- president of Young Strategies Inc., David Griner- social media strategies at Luckie & Company Advertising and David Stutts – VP/Director of Brand Planning Luckie & Company Advertising. Added highlights of the conference are tourism and legislative updates, Trade Show and Silent Auction, and the Alabama Tourism Department Awards Banquet.

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