Travel South USA



What is Travel South?

Travel South USA is the official regional destination marketing organisation for the southern United States. The non-profit organisation promotes travel to and within its member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Travel South USA serves as an information source for journalists, tour operators, retail travel agents and other travel professionals.

When’s the best time to go to the South?

The south of the USA is full of year-round destinations. As each state’s geography can be quite different, there is no ‘best’ time to travel. It should be noted however that summer can get quite hot, and winter quite cold, depending on which parts of the south you might travel to.

What's the best way to get there?

Accessibility has never been easier, with easy connections from Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, LAX and San Francisco.

The easiest way to get between destinations in the South is on a self-drive road trip, utilising the far-reaching and efficient highway system.

Does Travel South host famils?

No. Each year TS hosts an international showcase, when product and marketing managers to meet with TS delegate. As part of the Hosted Buyer Program, these managers can be part of the “Super Famil”, touring the state.

Does Travel South run agent events or roadshows?

Travel South will be running a sales roadshow in 2020. Please register your interest to learn more.

Does TS offer agent discounts?

Travel South does not have specific agent discounts, but is happy to review requests on a case-by-case basis.

Where can I experience that famous Southern hospitality?

Everywhere! Southern hospitality is all about welcoming visitors into a family-style environment with shared meals and communal stories. Each state has their own variation, but the south is warm and welcoming all over.

Where can I discover more about the South’s history?

The stories of the south stretch back centuries, and the easiest ways to start to explore our history is through online platforms like The U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Additionally, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, or the Blues Highway are great ways to learn about how the South celebrates its history and culture.

Where can I sample some delicious Southern BBQ?

Southern Barbecue is different across different states, with sauces, meats and flavours varying wildly. We encourage guests to sample locally in every town and city they go to to get the full experience in the South.

How can I enjoy music experiences in the South?

The South is the birthplace of a number of genres of music like Rock n Roll, Blues, Gospel, Soul and R ‘n’ B. Live music is a tradition in nearly every part of the south, but often centres on Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans. Visiting classic recording studios, and venues like Sun Studios, Stax, and the Grand Ole Opry is a huge honour for guests and artists alike.

What if I am an outdoor enthusiast?

One of the surprising parts of the South is the breadth of incredible landscapes in National, State and Local parks. From the bayous by the ocean to the Great Smoky Mountains, there is a diversity in the landscapes and views you’ll see.

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