SARASOTA, FL – February 6, 2018 – Miles Partnership today announced the opening of its application period for 12 scholarships to the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College®, available to tourism industry professionals working in the Southeastern U.S. (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia). This year, Miles will award one scholarship in each state. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 2 at 5pm ET.
Marketing College® is an annual continuing education program comprised of a one-week session. During this week, students will participate in courses designed to teach marketing techniques from all facets of the tourism industry. Marketing College® professors are working, experienced professionals from across the U.S. who bring not only expertise, but real-world knowledge to the classroom. From June 24-29, 2018, courses will be held on the campus of the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Ga.
From the time students arrive on Sunday evening until they depart on Friday, they enjoy classes, lectures, discussion groups and one-of-a-kind networking opportunities. Courses are designed for new and seasoned industry professionals and include a wide range of industry specific topics including market research, product development, economic impact, advocacy and branding.
Students who attend all three years of Marketing College® (not necessarily in consecutive years, though STS does recommend it) will receive a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) certification, presented at a special graduation ceremony at the STS annual meeting, STS Connections.
The scholarship will cover their tuition, dorm room accommodations and most meals. Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of experienced tourism industry professionals. Recipients will be announced by Friday, March 16. Applications can be submitted here.
For more information, please reach out to Lauren Fox.
About Miles Partnership
Miles Partnership markets destinations and hospitality businesses by working with state tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, hotels and other organizations in the tourism industry to create forward-thinking digital and print content-marketing solutions.
About Southeast Tourism Society
Founded in 1983, Southeast Tourism Society (STS) is dedicated to promoting and developing tourism to and within its 12 member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.