2018 Congressional summit on travel & tourism

July 17-19 in Washington, D.C. 

The STS Congressional Summit on Travel & Tourism builds on our reputation as a national industry leader in Washington. 

At this year's event, in addition to our Congressional visits, we will be hosting a Retirement Dinner for our President & CEO, Bill Hardman, who will be retiring this year after 21 years of leadership at Southeast Tourism Society.  (The dinner is an optional add-on when registering)

REgister Here

$275/Congressional Summit & Hardman Retirement Dinner
$175/Congressional Summit Only
$125/Hardman Retirement Dinner Only


Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway  
Arlington, VA  22209 



Tuesday, July 17
  • 5:30p-7:30p Opening Reception - Gold Room/Rayburn Office Bldg
Wednesday, July 18
  • 8:30a-Noon    Policy Briefing with Breakfast - Tentatively at Capitol Visitor's Center (Location To Be Confirmed)
  • Noon-5pm    Congressional Visits (Remember to schedule your meetings in advance with your members of Congress)
  • 6:30pm Cocktail Reception prior to Hardman Retirement Dinner at Key Bridge Marriott hotel (Optional item that's part of dinner pricing)
  • 7pm Bill Hardman Retirement Dinner at Key Bridge Marriott hotel (this is an optional add-on event to Congressional Summit registration.
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 (Optional Item/Event - more details & pricing will be posted soon)

At the summit you will:

  • 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.