December 2-5, 2014
This year, Travel South USA's International Showcase is headed to "The Big Easy" – New Orleans, Louisiana! There will be terrific networking events, music, entertainment, shopping and some of the best Southern destinations and attractions included to showcase "Southern Hospitality". Hosted by our eleven state tourism offices, join more than 90 International tour operators from over 15 countries around the globe and over 160 Southern travel suppliers as we partner to grow international visitation to the southern United States.
WELCOME TO "THE BIG EASY"
New Orleans, also known as "The Big Easy, has been strongly influenced by many different cultures. New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, music (particularly jazz), incredible Creole and Cajun food, and let's not forget Mardi Gras! New Orleans is commonly referred to as the "most unique" city in the United States. Come join us and find out for yourself!
IMPORTANT SCHEDULING DEADLINES
|• May 1, 2014
||Early-Bird Online International Showcase Registration Begins
|• August 31, 2014
||Early-Bird Online Registration Deadline & Cross-Over Confirmation/
Hosted Buyer Registration Deadline
|• September 1, 2014
||Standard Registration Pricing Begins
|• October 1, 2014
||Online Passport Appointment Research and Scheduling Request Begins/
No Refunds After this Date Following Scheduling Request Begins
|• November 1, 2014
||Pre-Scheduled Appointment Request Deadline
Deadline for Appointment Taking Registrations following Request Deadline
|• November 15, 2014
||Pre-Scheduled Appointment Schedules Available on online Marketplace Passport
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 3rd 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 Hyatt Regency New Orleans hotel and inside all International Showcase event venues and tours.
Weather in New Orleans
The weather is temperate in New Orleans in early December. You may expect highs nearing 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 °C) and lows hovering around 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 °C). The Marketplace will be kept at roughly 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.