American Tourism Society Chooses Czech Republic for October Conference

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The American Tourism Society (ATS) will hold its Annual Fall 2011 Conference in the Czech Republic spa town of Luhacovice, on 23-27 October 2011.

The conference will be followed by a product development tour to Moravia and Slovakia from 27-30 October.

David Parry, ATS Chairman and Chairman, Academic Travel Abroad, said, we are confident that our US-based ATS members will find that, true to our mission of Presenting Tomorrows Destinations, this conference will showcase another region in the Czech Republic and Slovakia that Americans are less familiar with, but which has great tourism potential for this market.

ATS will bring its ATS Tourism College Program to students at Zlin University. The well respected ATS Tourism College has received much praise from the host countries of the past three conferences in Egypt, Germany, and most recently, Kosovo in October 2010.

The ATS Tourism College program consists of three tracks, the first where ATS tourism professionals spend a day teaching students at the local university tourism programs; the second, the students are invited to attend the ATS conference sessions; the third are the educational sessions at the ATS Conference focusing on how to promote and sell to the US market, geared to the local and non-US travel professionals.

Following the Fall 2011 ATS Conference, there will be an optional product development tour to the picturesque regions of Moravia and Slovakia from 27-30 October 2011. Delegates on this tour will start from Luhačovice to Bratislava with visits along the way to Spa Pieťany and the Tatra Mountains.

Pavel Kosar, Director of Czech Tourism North America said, We are thrilled to work with ATS and bring the acclaimed conference to the Czech Republic for a second time, but to a totally different area. Czech Tourism is especially pleased that the ATS delegates will be able to experience and tour the beautiful region of Eastern Moravia starting with Luhačovice, the biggest Moravian spa town with a distinct architecture and the iconic town of Zlin, famous for the historic Tomas Batas factory and museum.

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