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Find out how you can attend and give the travel industry a strong voice on Capitol Hill.

April 8, 2011

NTA and the Southeast Tourism Society are combining our established congressional events to produce one informative, powerful Grassroots Congressional Summit for Travel, in Washington, D.C., May 11-12, 2011. (That’s also National Travel and Tourism Week—what a perfect way to support the industry.)

Give the travel industry a strong voice on Capitol Hill. Join your colleagues for two days full of GR education and Hill visits:  

Wednesday, May 11

  • 11:30 a.m.—Congressional Tourism Leadership Luncheon at Johnny’s Half Shell Restaurant (Sponsored by Sports Leisure Vacations). Learn about the issues that are affecting travel and your business from the Congressional leaders who are the strongest advocates for tourism. (444 North Capitol Street)
  • 2–4:00 p.m.—GR Informational Exhibition
    Discover the role of federal agencies in supporting the tourism sector. (Dirksen Senate Office Building G50)
  • 5:30—Reception at Sonoma Restaurant for Summit attendees and members of Congress. (223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE)

Thursday, May 12
All day—Capitol Hill visits will be scheduled for Summit participants to meet with legislative leaders on tourism issues.

Register today! The $50 registration fee for the Summit includes the luncheon, travel exhibition, the reception and Hill visits.

We do not have a host hotel for the event. All events will be in the vicinity of Capitol Hill. Click here to use the NTA member search and find NTA member hotels in the area.

Visit the Grassroots Congressional Summit for Travel Web page for more details.

Available Sponsorships:
Leadership Luncheon-$2,500 SOLD
Registration Bags-$500 + 100 bags
Notepads-$500 + 100 notepads
Lanyards or Name badge holders-$250 + 100 lanyards/badge holders
Ink Pens-$250 + 100 ink pens
Insert in registration bag-$500 + 100 of your marketing pieces

For more information on sponsoring, please contact Karla DiNardo at 859.226.4232 or

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