FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The oldest travel writer organization in the United States, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA), arrives this week for an immersion tour of greater Fayetteville.
"We're thrilled to visit the Fayetteville region of North Carolina," says Mary Lu Laffey, MTWA President. "It's clear the region has a distinct story to tell – and we are excited to learn more."
The meeting runs from April 25-29, 2012 and the Holiday Inn Bordeaux Hotel & Conference Center is the host hotel. The conference includes 2-1/2 days of community tours, two dine-arounds to area restaurants and professional development opportunities.
"We've planned a variety of tours – to cover the range of interests of the membership, and ensure the group experiences our history, heroes and hometown feeling," says John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) president and CEO. "We're delighted we are able to bring this level of exposure to Cumberland County's tourism amenities."
The Spring 2012 MTWA Conference has more than 40 registered attendees. Tours include Fort Bragg, Zip Quest, Cape Fear Botanical Garden, a visit to The Dogwood Festival, golf at Cypress Lakes and more.
Midwest Travel Writers is the third travel writer conference hosted by the FACVB. The bureau hosted Southeast Outdoor Press Association in 2003 and Travel Media Showcase in 2006.
MIDWEST TRAVEL WRITERS
Founded in 1950, Midwest Travel Writers is the oldest travel writer organization in the country. Membership includes travel professionals, including writers, photographers and travel publicists from the 13 Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.) Outlets the journalists cover include: Country Living, Chicago Daily News, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit News, six regional AAA publications, Go Magazine, Going On Faith, Budget Travel, Home and Away and many more.
ABOUT THE FACVB
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-800-255-8217. Fayetteville/Cumberland County is America's first military sanctuary. Through the Army's Army and other volunteer groups, our citizens and businesses are dedicated to "watching over those who watch over us ©."