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2007 Tourism Leadership Summit

( 2007 Tourism Leadership Summit

ORLANDO, Florida — The third annual Tourism Leadership Summit, featuring some of travel and tourism’s best and brightest minds, is scheduled for the 19th to 21st of September, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando.

Organized and presented by Skål International Orlando, the program is open to any senior executive in the industry worldwide. It is unique in that its emphasis is on personal development of the attendee with attendance limited to no more than 200, allowing participants excellent networking opportunities with fellow decision makers.

Among the many travel and tourism industry leaders scheduled to present are:

• Peter Yesawich, Chairman&CEO of Ypartnership (formerly Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown&Russell), one of the world’s leading marketing, advertising and public relations agencies serving travel, leisure and lifestyle clients. Yesawich is a frequent commentator on travel trends in such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, Newsweek and Business Week, and on the CNN, CNBC and MSNBC cable television networks.

• His Excellency Akel Biltaji, Senator in the Upper House of Parliament and Special Advisor to His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Royal Kingdom of Jordan. Senator Biltaji’s many responsibilities include advising King Abdullah II on Tourism Promotion, Foreign Direct Investment and Country Branding.

• Randy Williams, President&CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

• Gary Sain, President&CEO of the Orlando/Orange County Convention&Visitors Bureau, and former chair of the Association of Travel Marketing Executives..

• Jürgen Thomas Steinmetz, Founder, Publisher and President of eTurboNews, with more than 255,000 subscribers to its daily travel industry email newsletters.

A complete list of speakers, program schedule and registration details are at the event’s secure website, Registration fee is US$399 per person for a non-Skål member, and US$349 for members of Skål International. To encourage early registration, the Tourism Summit, in conjunction with sponsor AirTran Airways, is offering two roundtrip coach tickets on AirTran in a draw eligible to anyone who registers by the 31st of July.

President of Skal International Orlando is Robert Van Bergen, Vice President&General Manager of Ginn sur Mer, a 2,000 acre (809 hectares) luxury resort community currently under development by Orlando-based Ginn Resorts at the West End of Grand Bahama Island. Skål Orlando was recently honored from among 110 Skål Clubs in North America as its “2007 Skål Club of the Year.” Program chair for the 2007 edition of the Tourism Leadership Summit is Frederick Corrigan, President of Travel Marketing International.

For more information, contact Frederick Corrigan at +1.407.671.9400 (office), +1.386.405.5650 (cell), or email ##

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