STS Chooses Jackson For 2023 Conference
September 12, 2022
The Southeastern Tourism Society (STS) announced at their Connections 2022 annual meeting held in Concord, North Carolina, that Jackson, Mississippi, will be the site for Connections 2023.
“We are so excited to bring STS Connections to Jackson in September 2023,” said Suzanne Moon, VP of Operations for STS. “We look forward to showing the members the great museums, dining and adventures to enjoy in the area. We know the city of Jackson and the state of Mississippi will make sure it will be a conference for all to remember and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of STS.”
The selection committee traveled to Jackson for a site visit last month and expressed how impressed they were with the city’s offerings. Additionally, they were overwhelmed with warm hospitality. These two elements coupled together sealed the deal.
Each year, travel and tourism experts, visionaries and curators come together from the thirteen states and the District of Columbia to share industry insights. It’s an opportunity to learn, network, and celebrate tourism.
“I am extremely proud of the success of our Sales Team. Securing one of the largest and most respected regional tourism promotional organizations is an honor for the City With Soul, said Dr. Rickey Thigpen, President & CEO of Visit Jackson. “Education, advocacy, recognition and networking are the focus of the STS Connections Conference. Visit Jackson shares that value system and is elated to welcome the 40h Anniversary conference to Mississippi’s capital city in September 2023. We, along with our strategic partner, Visit Mississippi, will ensure that we demonstrate Southern Hospitality like never before.”
On September 14, 1983, a small group of industry leaders from the Southeast gathered for the purpose of organizing the Southeast Tourism Society (STS). Those charter members shared the mutual belief that regional promotion of tourism, via a partnership between states, would create a powerful marketing alliance unparalleled throughout our country. More than 39 years later, their vision continues as STS is an established leader amongst tourism organizations.