Explore Opportunities in Cultural & Heritage Tourism

Join us at CHAT Summit 2020 for two days of professional development where you will gain strategies in cultural heritage, preservation, community & sustainable tourism. You'll connect with leading travel & tourism industry experts while networking with peers from national & international destinations.

Meet Top Cultural Heritage Tourism Experts


During CHAT Summit 2019, some of the leading national cultural heritage tourism experts including Cheryl Hargrove, author & President, HTC partners, a pioneer of cultural heritage tourism in the U.S., provided invaluable knowledge on reframing the national conversation on this fastest growing segment of the travel industry. Summit attendees were inspired by the level of information they obtained and they gained best practices for implementing cultural heritage models in their communities.

Some of the Best Networking Takes Place at CHAT Summit


One of the best reasons to attend CHAT Summit is to meet folks who are authentically interested in forming business partnerships, hiring someone they met at the Summit, collaborating on local and national cultural tourism initiatives and to connect not only on a professional level, but personally, with fellow CHAT Summit attendees. This gathering has a cross section of tourism & travel professionals, cultural heritage practitioners, small businesses, government officials, media and the creative industry all coming together to learn, network and to become better positioned in cultural heritage tourism. Attending the Summit feels like a reunion with friends that you are happy to see again!

Top Tourism Hot Topics take place during General Sessions


Summit attendees are introduced to some of the leading tourism and travel innovators during plenary sessions. We bring a diverse pool of state and national influencers to the stage to discuss important industry issues typically not addressed at other conferences. Some past speakers have included the Roger Dow, President & CEO of U.S. Travel Association, Deidre Mathis, the first African American to open a hostel in the U.S., Richard Peterson, President, U.S. Cultural Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, and Joey Cancel, President, Food Comma Hospitality Group, and Reggie Cummings, architect of Black Travel Movement. Several Florida State Legislators were among some of our speakers at CHAT Summit.

Hear What Attendees Say About CHAT Summit!

"The quality of the speakers was phenomenal! Maintaining that same quality for 2020 would be awesome. Loved the venue also!"


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