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Spotlight On The Southeast

3rd Annual Spotlight on the Southeast  

July 11-13, 2016  

Asheville NC     


Save the dates – July 11-13, 2016 at the Doubletree  in Asheville NC.   Spotlight on the Southeastis a tourism conference which combineseducational seminars, networking functions and a trade show. Operators are primarily domestic (including Canada) and range from small operations to large receptive companies (and everything in between). The ratio of suppliers to
operators is never more than 2.5 to 1.

Spotlight is casual and intimate. We don't just network - we build relationships at Spotlight. There are three days of interaction in which to conduct business.  The goal is to build lasting relationships. New tour itineraries to off-the-beaten-path destinations are highlighted, using the closest Southeastern gateway cities and all they have to offer as arrival and departure points.

Spotlight on the Southeast is produced through the partnership of Free Spirit Vacations and Events and RH Factor.  The two organizations affiliated in 2013 afterrealizing the potential for expanding the regional Spotlight Conferences across the country. Together,
the team combines an exceptional conference model with many regional contacts and years of experience in the travel industry. 

The first 20 operators to sign up will be included in the Spotlight pre-fam July 8-11, 2016.  Details are available soon. You won't want to be left out of this awesome North Carolina experience!

New this year, buyers must be qualified.  Once a buyer registration has been received, a profile sheet will go out in order to qualify all buyers.  

Who Has Attended Spotlight on the Southeast in the Past?  Tour Operators like All Aboard America, America 4 You,  Around and About Tours, Custom Holidays, Detours of Arizona, Fancy-Free Holidays,  Free Spirit Vacations & Events, Friends & Neighbors Tours, Getaway Tours of AZ,  Great Western Tours, Leisure West Tours & Cruises, Main Street Tours, Mirage Tours, New World Tours, Palm Spring Tours & More, RH Factor, Shebby Lee Tours,  Sports Empire, Sports Leisure Vacations, Synergy Tours, Talbot Tours, Travel Alliance Partners, Trapper Travel & Tours, World Span Tours, Vaughan’s Southwest Custom Tours, and Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries.

We were invited to come do our thing at one of their nights out hosted by Highland Brewing Company.  Everyone was so nice and thrilled and had a great time, many of them had never had a photo done on green screen.  We had selected images that were depictions of the lovely area we live in, Western North Carolina. 

Earlier Event: July 9
Black Mountain Comic Con 2016
Later Event: July 15
Ancient City Con 2016