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2023 Miles Scholarship Program for STS Marketing College

Miles Partnership Opens Annual Scholarship Program for 14 Industry Professionals to Attend STS Marketing College®

SARASOTA, FL – February 7, 2023 – Miles Partnership announced the opening of the application period for its annual scholarship program to the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College®. Miles will award 14 scholarships for the 2023 session, selecting one tourism industry professional in each of the 14 STS member regions: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The 2023 application period for the Miles Scholarship Program for STS Marketing College will be open through Friday, March 17, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET.

Marketing College® is a premier one-week intensive education program designed for both new and established tourism professionals. During the program, students will attend lectures and discussion groups, and have one-of-a-kind networking opportunities throughout the week. Courses focus on industry-specific topics such as market research, product development, economic impact, advocacy and branding. Marketing College® professors are seasoned industry members from across the U.S. who

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Miles Partnership Announces Debbie Johnson as Senior Vice President of Client Services

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 26, 2023) — Miles Partnership, a leading tourism marketing consultancy, announced that Debbie Johnson will join the company as Senior Vice President of Client Services.

In this new role, Johnson will work closely with Miles’ account services teams to ensure continued client satisfaction and growth while developing and maintaining senior-level relationships across the industry. She will be responsible for understanding and managing client contracts and products, with a focus on identifying new opportunities. 

“We are thrilled that Debbie is joining our leadership team,” said Miles Partnership Senior Vice President Laura Libby. “She brings a deep knowledge at all levels of the tourism industry and strong connections across the country. Debbie’s experience and skills will support Miles’ continued growth.”

“I am excited to join an organization with such a stellar reputation,” said Johnson. “I look forward to working with the team and providing excellent services to Miles’ clients around the world.”

Johnson has more than 25 years of tourism experience, most recently serving as Director of

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Community Engagement Global Best Practices

It's Time for DMOcracy - Recommendations and Resources from a Major Global Study

Time for DMOcracy is the largest-ever global research and education project on community engagement in tourism. Led by Group NAO and Miles Partnership in Europe and North America, respectively, it is an international study that defines global best practices in building successful, resilient and enduring partnerships with local residents, community groups and businesses.

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