Last year, Travel South USA's International Showcase headed to "The Big Easy" – New Orleans, Louisiana, from December 1-4, 2014. There were terrific networking events, music, entertainment, shopping and some of the best Southern destinations and attractions were on site to showcase "Southern Hospitality". Hosted by our twelve state tourism offices, more than 100 qualified International tour operators from over 15 countries around the globe attended and met with 160+ Southern travel suppliers. The show was an incredible success for everyone involved and plans are already underway for next year's International Showcase from November 30 - December 3, 2015, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Official registration for this year's International Showcase, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, from November 30 - December 3, 2015, will open on Friday, May 1, 2015. Please see below for important scheduling deadlines and additional information.
IMPORTANT SCHEDULING DEADLINES
|• Friday, May 1, 2015
||Early-Bird Online International Showcase Registration Begins
|• Tuesday, September 1, 2015
||Early-Bird Online International Showcase Registration Ends
|• Wednesday, September 2, 2015
||Standard Registration Pricing Begins/Cross-Over Confirmation/Hosted Buyer Registration Deadline
|• Thursday, October 1, 2015
||Online Passport Appointment Research and Scheduling Request Available through Online Passport
NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE
|• Friday, October 30, 2015
||Deadline for Appointment Taking Registrations/Pre-Scheduled Appointment Request Deadline
|• Friday, November 13, 2015
||Pre-Scheduled Appointment Schedules Available on Online Passport
WELCOME TO CHARLOTTE!
Charlotte, North Carolina, nicknamed "The International Gateway to the South," due to its ease of accessibility from anywhere in the world, is waiting with open arms to welcome you for International Showcase! With the mountains and the coast just mere hours away, you may find any and everything to suit your fancy in Charlotte. Please join us for International Showcase in 2015 while we showcase this incredible Southern city!
To get a glimpse of what we have in store for you, check out our recap video from International Showcase 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana:
Dress for the International Showcase is professional/casual business attire. Costumes are not allowed. Comfortable shoes are recommended. The attire for evening events is casual. Please note all delegates are encouraged to wear something black and white for our closing night's event – our 4th annual Black & White "Y'ALL BALL". It is anything but formal but a fun evening of good food, conversation and great music.
Smoking is prohibited in the Westin Charlotte hotel and inside all International Showcase event venues and tours.
Weather in New Orleans
The weather is slightly chilly in Charlotte, North Carolina in early December. You may expect highs nearing 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 °C) and lows around 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 °C). The Marketplace will be kept at approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 °C).
If you have questions, need more information or assistance, please e-mail us at Intl_Showcase@TravelSouthUSA.com or call us at 404-231-1790.