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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sep 27 - African American Tourism Conference at the Avery

We are proud to announce our third annual conference focusing on the growth of the African- American niche of the Tourism Industry in South Carolina at the beautiful facility of the Avery Research Center in Downtown, Charleston, South Carolina.

South Carolina's Tourism Industry generates $16 Billion dollars for the state's economy. 

How can focus on the African- American niche of the Tourism Industry increase this number? 

The purpose of the conference is two fold: 
  1. Educate Tourism Industry officials about the benefits of supporting and promoting this niche
  2. Educate residents, community based organizations, and enterprises from historically disadvantaged communities about the resources available to for businesses & non-profits servicing this industry 

The day will include a series of industry specific workshops, think tank, luncheon, and reception. 

Here are the topics of the day:
  • Economic Impact- Over $500 Million 
  • Think Tank: Local & State Public Policy Agenda
  • Marketing strategies to attract African- American visitors to your business, festival, or attraction
  • Regional strategies for Convention and Visitor bureaus to attract visitors interested in the history & culture of African- Americans
  • Grants and small business loans for tourism related non- profits and businesses looking to attract visitors
  • Message from the State of South Carolina

We will continue to send out notices for this year's conference. 
Spread the word. Register today. Seating is limited.

For a copy of the 
2012 & 2013 Annual Report on 
SC African- American Tourism 
contact Kwadjo Campbell