Vermont Tourism Summit dinner on Wednesday, April 11-12 Equinox Resort in Manchester

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Award Nominations and Entries Due February 11
Join us in celebrating the success of our tourism industry peers! The Vermont Tourism Summit is seeking nominations for the Christiane Skinner Tourism Champion of the Year, and entries for the SMART Award for Creative Marketing in Tourism. The submission deadline for both awards is Sunday, February 11th.
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is also seeking nominations for their hospitality awards, presented at the Vermont Tourism Summit: Chef of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, Borden E. Avery Innkeeper of the Year, and Tourism Partner of the Year. Learn more about the Vermont Chamber of Commerce awards.
All of these awards will be presented at the Vermont Tourism Summit dinner on Wednesday evening, April 11 at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont. One ticket to the Awards Dinner is included with full conference registration. Additional tickets are available to purchase for one day only registrants and others interested in only attending this event. Learn more.
Register by February 9 and Save!
Early-bird pricing is available online through Friday, February 9th. Full conference and one day only options are available, as well as a discounted rate for students. Review all registration options and pricing, then click here to sign up


Highlights of this year's Summit include: 
  • Sixteen workshops on pertinent industry topics. Review the schedule.
  • Keynote Address on the Power of Personal Engagement.
  • Panel discussion on the Vermont Brand.
  • Industry update from the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing.
  • Pre-conference and evening social events.
  • Awards Dinner co-hosted by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) Guest Service Excellence Training Session.
Sponsor registration is also open. Check out our new levels, new entitlements, and new opportunities for exposure! Learn more
Planning to attend? Overnight accommodations are available at the Equinox Resort at a discounted group rate. Make a reservation
Seeking Silent Auction Donations
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far to the 35th Annual Vermont Tourism Summit silent auction! We seeking additional items, and invite you to donate. 


The Vermont Tourism Summit contributes to a scholarship fund through proceeds raised at the conference through our silent auction. Proceeds also help to minimize the cost for students to attend the conference, and support educational programming. 
Businesses who contribute items to the auction receive exposure for their company to conference attendees from around the state and communicate their support of tourism in Vermont. It is a great way to showcase products and services! Auction donors are listed on the Vermont Tourism Summit website (, on the auction item bid sheet, and in the final printed program provided onsite to all conference participants. We hope you'll consider making a contribution!


If you are able to make a donation to the auction, click here to fill out the submission form
We appreciate your continued support of the Vermont tourism industry!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:00pm