Harris completes training at Southeast Tourism Society

Published 5:05 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Julia Harris, Community Affairs Director for the City of Bainbridge, and Executive Director of the Bainbridge Convention and Visitors Bureau just returned from a week-long training on the campus of North Georgia University in Dahlonega where she attended the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College.

Since October of 2014, she has overseen communication, social media, public relations, marketing, and tourism for the Bainbridge area. 

For more than 25 years Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College has been providing a continuing education program for the travel and tourism industry. 

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Since its inception in 1992, the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College has hosted tourism professionals, for one week, each  year, at the University of North Georgia. Students participate in a curriculum of courses designed to teach marketing techniques from all facets of the tourism industry.

Marketing College professors are industry-related professionals from across the U.S., noted as experts in their field, who bring a working-knowledge of current trends, data and implementation for tourism and travel.

Upon completion of the three-year Marketing College curriculum, students receive a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) certification, presented at a special graduation ceremony at the annual STS Conference.