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Showcase 2013 Sunday events Little Rock City Tours Sunday, Februar y 17, 2013 1:00pm – 4:00pm As the state’s capital and its cultural core, Little Rock is celebrated for its hospitality and the warmth of its people.  It is also home to dozens of museums and cultural attractions, including the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Central High School, Heifer International, a vibrant performing arts scene, the River Market downtown entertainment district, an incredible park and river trail system, plus an array of activities, restaurants and shops to suit every taste and pocketbook. The Little Rock CVB and their tourism partners will offer an eclectic mix of attractions for you to enjoy on Sunday afternoon. There are three traditional escorted tours that will require pre-registration and a leisure tour if you prefer to venture out on your own. If you get into Little Rock a day early or decide to stay over a few days after Showcase to see what the city has to offer, check out the Little Rock...with a Twist tour. Visit www.TravelSouthUSA.org/Showcase for detailed city tour information.

Clinton Presidential Center Opening Night Reception

Sunday, Februar y 17, 2013 7:00-10:00pm Recommended Dress: Casual

When in Little Rock, what could be more appropriate and fun than an opening night event at the Clinton Presidential Center, America’s newest Presidential Library! With more than 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, a full-scale replica of the Oval Office and reconstruction of the White House Cabinet Room, the Clinton Library chronicles American history at the turn of the 21st century, and the life and work of our 42nd president, William J. Clinton. To add to this elegant setting, throw in some great food, an incredible band, and it won’t take you long to see why we say – Little Rock is BIG – on hospitality, culture and FUN!

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Marketplace and Appointments Monday, Februar y 18, 2013 Tuesday, Februar y 19, 2013 At Travel South Showcase, it’s ALL about the appointments. Our key objective is to create the maximum number of opportunities to connect Suppliers and Buyers. Buyer delegates will receive a full book of pre-scheduled appointments with the Suppliers they most want to see at Showcase. For Supplier delegates, maximizing the amount of pre-scheduled appointments is an art in itself. While Travel South Showcase guarantees* a minimum of 25 pre-scheduled appointments for each Supplier book, savvy Supplier delegates are only limited by their imagination in finding creative ways to take full advantage of the pre-scheduled appointment opportunities. Visit the Appointments section at TravelSouthUSA.org for more information about maximizing appointments. *On average, Suppliers receive approximately 25-30+ prescheduled appointments…up to a maximum of 48. In order to receive the guaranteed number of appointments, Supplier delegates must submit at least 50 Buyer requests in the online Passport prior to 5:00pm on February 1, 2013. Suppliers can make up to 70 requests but those that do not meet the minimum threshold of 50 requests will not be guaranteed a specific number of pre-scheduled appointments during Marketplace. Travel South Showcase gives you the flexibility of requesting your appointments on our web site allowing you to change and update your requests up until the minute they are scheduled. Again this year, you will see which companies have requested your organization, allowing you to continually update your requests in order to gain more mutual appointments.

Showcase 2013 Monday & Tuesday EVENTS Dine Around Night Dinner on your own

Monday, Februar y 18, 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm With more than 500 restaurants, Little Rock has a welldeveloped and exciting restaurant and dining scene, with an abundance of offerings and price points.  From award-winning fine dining, to innovative fresh and casual concepts with locally-sourced produce, Little Rock is sure to have something to tempt your taste buds! A great selection of restaurants, all with their own unique neighborhood vibe, have been selected to create your evening’s culinary adventure. Dine Around districts include Downtown/River, Market/North, Little Rock’s Argenta District, Riverdale, Hillcrest/Heights and West Little Rock.

Travel South USA Y’all Ball Final Night Reception

Tuesday, Februar y 19, 2013 7:00pm – 10:00pm Recommended Dress: Casual

Join Travel South as we bid farewell to our invited guests from across North America. During the three days of Showcase, southern destinations, attractions, hotels and state tourism offices will share our authentic experiences, history and culture with our invited guests. At the Y’all Ball, we’ll give them a proper Southern send off as we look forward to working with each tour operator in the year to come.

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Supplier & Travel Service Provider Accommodations The Peabody Little Rock Hotel Three Statehouse Plaza Little Rock, AR 72201 800-914-3202 Supplier /Travel Service Provider Hotel Rate: $159.00 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 424 West Markham Little Rock, AR 72201 501-372-4371 Supplier/Travel Service Provider Hotel Rate: $151.00 Visit www.TravelSouthUSA.org to secure your reservations.

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Buyer & Editorial Media Accommodations Buyer and Editorial Media delegates will be housed as guests of Travel South USA on the nights of February 17, 18 and 19, 2013 at The Peabody Little Rock Hotel. Travel South USA will pay for room and tax only. Buyer and Editorial Media delegates will be responsible for all other incidentals. Reservations will be processed through the Travel South USA office. Please complete the housing portion of the Buyer / Editorial Media Registration Form to secure your hotel reservation. Delegates arriving prior to February 17, 2013 or departing after the morning of February 20, 2013 will be responsible for all charges, including room and tax. Travel Buyers who no-show forfeit their registration and will be charged for ONE night of accommodations.


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Registration fee is $325.00 until January 4, 2013 Beginning January 5, 2013 registration fee increases to $395.00 $250 for second delegate from same company with shared accommodations Buyer Spouse / Guest registration is $395.00 Payment may be made by company check or online via credit card

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A minimum of 25 pre-scheduled appointments is guaranteed Up to a maximum of 48 pre-schedule appointments available Discounted rates at host hotels Online directory and profile of Buyers Registration includes social functions, airport transfers, downtown tours and all activities that are part of the official program

All Inclusive Pricing • Booth - One Delegate - $1295 (includes one booth and appointment book) • Booth - Two Delegates - $995 per person (up to two delegates from one organization sharing a booth and appointment book) • Booth Share- $995 per person (double) or $695 per person (triple) (up to three delegates from 2-3 organizations sharing one booth and appointment book)

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The word Showcase says it all. - All In One Destinations

I always book business on the floor which makes me come back year after year. - Clayton County CVB

The quality of appointments FAR EXCEEDED the expectations I’ve experienced at similar shows. More value than I could have hoped for. - St Bernard Parish Tourist Commission

Great networking opportunities, business meetings and fun all rolled into one. Wouldn’t miss this event for the world! - Examiner.com

A wonderful opportunity to meet suppliers throughout the Southeast US. - Sweet Magnolia Tours


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