Tourism Manager Completes STS Marketing College

Gainesville Tourism and Trade Manager, Vicki Wineland, completed the first portion of a three-year professional development program that will lead to certification as a Tourism Marketing Professional (TMP).
 
Wineland was one of 232 tourism professionals enrolled at the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College in July.  The week-long program turns the facilities of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Ga., into a laboratory to teach tourism marketing each summer.
 
“In the tourism industry, TMP certification carries a lot of weight,” said Bill Hardman, President and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society, a 12-state organization that promotes travel and tourism in the Southeast.