2019 Congressional Summit on Travel & Tourism

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dates to be announced.

The STS Congressional Summit on Travel & Tourism is advocacy in action.  More Voices = More Impact.

STS members come together in Washington D.C. and, as a state, meet with their elected officials to discuss legislation that could positively or negatively impact their destinations and visitors.  Prior to these meetings, STS provides attendees with a list of talking points, and topic-related guest speakers, so attendees have all the tools they need for a successful visit with their elected officials.

Contact your STS Congressional State Chair - a fellow STS member - for more details about your state.

Checkout the video from STS Corporate Partner, Stowaway, to learn a little more about the STS Congressional Summit and the positive impact you can have on our industry.

What to Expect at the Summit

  • Network with Industry leaders, Federal partners, and Congressional staff
  • Work as a team. Take a stand on the issues impacting our industry.
  • Get prepared! Learn about policy changes that could impact your business.
  • Meet with representatives. Discuss the issues most important to Travel & Tourism.
  • Come together as a united front and actively participate in the legislative process.


Tuesday, July 17
  • 5:30p-7:30p Opening Reception - Gold Room/Rayburn Office Bldg
Wednesday, July 18
  • 8:30a-Noon    Policy Briefing with Breakfast - Capitol Visitors Center
  • Noon-5pm    Congressional Visits (Remember to schedule your meetings in advance with your members of Congress)
Thursday, July 19
  • Morning/Afternoon Additional Congressional Visits
  • Afternoon - Summit Concludes
  • *Travel Media Meetup at Key Bridge Marriott -  Hosted by Pineapple Public Relations - Promote your destination to travel writers