Sponsors and Sponsorship Opportunities

Check out the 2021 Sponsorship Brochure here or contact our Sponsorship Manager, Alan Goodin.

Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Alabama Tourism Department

The Alabama Tourism Department is the state agency responsible for inspiring and facilitating international travel to and through Alabama. With a thriving consumer interest in civil rights history, culinary excellence, unique cultural experiences and Alabama’s pristine beaches, more than 29 million travelers spent over $18 billion in the state in 2019. The Alabama Tourism Department has won top national and regional awards from World Travel Market in London, U.S. Travel Association, National Council of State Tourism Directors, Travel Weekly magazine, the Southeast Tourism Society and the Southern Public Relations Federation for its tourism marketing campaigns. Journalists researching stories about Alabama should contact Public Relations Manager Andi Martin at [email protected] or visit www.alabama.travel.


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].

Japan National Tourism Organization

As the official tourism board of Japan, JNTO is involved in a wide range of promotional activities to encourage international travelers to visit Japan. Through a variety of campaigns and initiatives, JNTO is inspiring more American travelers to visit Tokyo, Kyoto and beyond. For more information about travel to Japan, visit JNTO on its Website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


To contact the New York office of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) directly, please e-mail [email protected].  To contact its PR representatives, please contact Ann-Rebecca Laschever at [email protected].

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

Visit Milwaukee

Milwaukee is a city that cherishes its roots; you’ll see revitalized architecture throughout downtown, and a parade of summer festivals celebrate the diverse cultures that made the city what it is today. But Milwaukee is also a city that’s growing and changing. From major construction projects like a brand new arena and streetcar to the revival of streets and neighborhoods around the city, there’s a new energy in the air.

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 our 2019 sponsors, partners and advertisers. (Get listed here for 2020!)


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.


For additional sponsorship information for 2020, click here or contact the SATW Account Manager, Anna McManus.