Sponsors and Sponsorship Opportunities

Find out more opportunities to sponsor the convention by contacting our sponsorship manager, Jim Anderson.

Presenting Sponsor


For more than 20 years, CityPASS tickets have been a premier product for travelers who want to visit a destination’s top attractions while enjoying savings of up to 50 percent. CityPASS tickets, which have a 97 percent customer recommendation rating, cover prepaid admission to top attractions in 14 North American destinations: New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay and Toronto. Excluding Southern California and Orlando, media comp tickets are available for journalists researching destination stories. For more information, visit CityPASS.com or email [email protected].

Host Sponsor

Destination El Paso

El Paso is the largest international border community in the world and is currently in the midst of a renaissance and is currently experiencing unprecedented growth and development. The city you think you know has changed dramatically in the last five years and will continue to do so due to public and private investment projects. Assets such as El Paso International Airport, recently recognized among the top airports in both the United States and Canada for outstanding customer service, a multi-purpose arena, downtown street car system, new convention hotels, museums, parks, libraries, trails and a zoo expansion will make El Paso America’s next great meeting hub. Known as the Mexican Food Capital of the Nation and only city in the state of Texas with a mountain range, our authenticity and blend of Texas, Mexican and Southwestern heritage is what makes El Paso a cultural hub.

Awards Dinner Gala

Jamestown Settlement and the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Jamestown Settlement and the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, two Williamsburg area living-history museums, offer compelling year-round experiences through films, immersive gallery exhibits and interactive living history in outdoor settings that engage visitors in the story of America’s beginnings. At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, stories of citizens and soldiers of the Revolution unfold in gallery exhibits and films, including the “Siege of Yorktown” experiential theater, and in re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm. At Jamestown Settlement, gallery exhibits and films chronicle 1600s Virginia in the context of its Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures, complementing outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, three 1607 ships, and a 1610-14 fort.  A special yearlong exhibition, “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” explores captivating and little-known personal stories of the women in Jamestown and the Virginia colony and runs from November 10 2018 to January 5, 2020. For more information, contact SATW member Susan Bak at [email protected]

Awards Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Lake Charles, Louisiana area is the South’s Premier Gaming Resort Destination with four gaming resorts and two side-by-side complexes with golf, entertainment, lazy rivers, spa facilities and a variety of dining options. Steeped in Cajun & Creole traditions, Southwest Louisiana also boasts delicious seafood from a myriad of locally owned restaurants as well as culinary experiences such as the famed Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail, the Southwest Louisiana Brews & Spirits Trail and many culinary events and cookoffs throughout the year. Home to the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, you can also reconnect with nature and enjoy nature’s bounty with walking trails, driving trails for birding, shelling along Gulf beaches and ecotours where you can glide out onto the marshes. Learn more about the Lake Charles area at www.visitlakecharles.org.

Chapter Lunch Sponsor

Explore Charleston
Charleston is home to rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant industry and beautiful outdoor setting waiting to be explored. We’re honored to be named Cone Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice No.1 Small U.S. City (2011-2018), No.1 South’s Best City in the Southern Living South’s Best Awards (2017-2018), and No.1 City in the U.S. by the readers of Travel + Leisure (2013-2019). While we agree there’s much to love about Charleston, it’s the warmth, spirit, and kindness of our people that win the hearts, minds, and imaginations of visitors from around the world. Get to know our beloved destination through the eyes of Charleston residents to discover why the Lowcountry continues to earn the affection of locals and visitors alike. Explorecharleston.com

Council Meetings Sponsor

Visit Quebec

A giant playground where beauty transcends landscapes. A warm welcome from friendly locals. A unique, creative culture with discoveries around each corner. That’s Québec, and visitors can discover it in at least 14 ways: outdoor adventures like wildlife watching, the living culture and rich history, the vibrant cities and the local flavors are only a few. QuébecOriginal, the official tourism brand, promotes this spectacular destination to the world while serving as a resource to travel industry partners and the media.

Farewell Reception Sponsor

Destination Madison

Destination Madison reflects the inquisitive thoughts, inclusive spirit and independent vibe shared by those of us who call Madison, Wisconsin home. It’s a city of five lakes where we splash in the summer and skate in the winter. Where we feel the sun on our faces as we breeze along platinum-rated bike paths. Enjoy noshing on James Beard award-winning cuisine and sipping classic brandy old fashioneds. Soak-in culture framed by Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and invigorated by diverse neighborhood festivals. Life here is an adventure. An experience. Destination Madison tells visitors from around the world that our city isn’t a place you stumble across on a map; it’s a city you seek out and return to again and again.

Media Marketplace Sponsor


AIG Travel, a member of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), provides travel insurance and global assistance through innovative product offerings. Travel Guard® is the marketing name for its portfolio of travel insurance and travel-related services. From lost luggage to a medical emergency, our 24/7 multilingual assistance team is always just a phone call away, and we take pride in our transparent and fair approach to each and every claim. Through our global service centers and a network of experienced providers, we deliver medical and security assistance to help our customers travel with confidence. AIG Travel is a socially responsible and inclusive organization that meets the diverse needs of leisure and corporate travelers alike. Learn more at www.aig.com/travel or www.travelguard.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Transportation Sponsor

Texas Tourism

The Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism (Travel Texas) is responsible for promoting Texas as a premier travel destination. The office works in concert with its partners (convention and visitors bureaus, local chambers of commerce, private travel-related organizations and associations) to promote travel to Texas in both the domestic and international tourism marketing arenas.

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Industry Partner

Thank you to all of our sponsors:


Thank you to our 2019 confirmed sponsors, partners and advertisers.


AIG, Allianz, Arkansas Tourism, Birchbark Media, CityPASS (Presenting Sponsor), Destination El Paso (Host Sponsor), Destination Madison (Farewell Reception), Explore Charleston, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (Awards Dinner), Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (Awards Reception), Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, QuebecOriginal (Council Breakfasts), Texas Tourism (Transportation Sponsor), Visit Fort Wayne and Visit Knoxville.


There are still sponsorship opportunities available. This is a great opportunity to get your brand or destination in front of SATW members. For additional sponsorship information, click here or contact the SATW Sponsorship Manager, Jim Anderson.