Tennessee Department of Tourist Development to Participate in the ITMI Symposium in Nashville

During the ITMI Symposium, tour operators, tour directors, event planners, travel writers and other tourism industry stakeholders will learn about Tennessee, its world class attractions and its many natural wonders.

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Ted Bravos

Tourism professionals from around the world will be learning about attractions and points of interest as well as hotels and restaurants that can be added to tour itineraries.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

The International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) will hold its annual symposium in Nashville, Tennessee, January 26th – 30th, 2014. For 27 years, the ITMI Symposium has attracted industry professionals from around the world. It is the only travel industry conference that brings together domestic and international tour operators, tour directors and guides, event planners, destination marketing organizations, travel writers and other industry stakeholders for interactive seminars and networking.

“We are excited to showcase the unique attractions and breathtakingly beautiful natural wonders that Tennessee has to offer,” states Ted Bravos, CEO of ITMI. “Tourism professionals from around the world will be learning about attractions and points of interest as well as hotels and restaurants that can be added to tour itineraries. The connections that are made during the symposium will positively impact Nashville and the State of Tennessee for years to come.”

“It is wonderful to welcome ITMI to Nashville this year,” said Assistant Commissioner Paula Hankins, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. “Tourism is one of the most important industries in our state, which makes us always ready to roll out Tennessee’s special brand of hospitality to the travel and trade industry.”

The ITMI Symposium attracts leading tour operators such as World Strides, Smithsonian Student Travel, Destination America, Adventures by Disney, Tauck World Discovery, Globus Family of Brands, Cosmos, Collette Vacations, Princess and Holland America Cruise lines to name but a few. Group Tour Media’s editorial team will also be covering the event and delivering follow-up articles in its family of print and online publications.

About ITMI:
Since 1976,ITMI has been America’s premier training and certification program for professional tour directors, guides and travel staff. For more information about ITMI or the Symposium, contact Annemarie Osborne Annemarie.Osborne(at)gmail(dot)com (800) 442-4864 (415) 957-9489 or visit http://www.itmisf.com.

About the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development:
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is responsible for planning and implementing marketing and service programs that increase the economic impact of tourism throughout the state. Tourism is a $16.16 billion industry to Tennessee, annually contributing more than $1 billion in state and local sales tax revenue. For more information, contact Cindy Dupree (615) 741-9010 or Cindy.Dupree(at)tn(dot)gov.

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