FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2023
CVB Contact: Alana Cooper
Abby Tingle and Addison White Earn Travel Marketing Professional Certification
Monroe-West Monroe, LA – The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) celebrated the graduation of Abby Tingle, Discover Monroe-West Monroe Social Media & Website Manager, and Addison White, Discover Monroe-West Monroe Multimedia Content Developer, at the STS Connections Conference in Jackson, MS.
Tingle and White both earned their Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) Certification at STS Marketing College. STS Marketing College is a three-year program that teaches marketing techniques from all facets of the tourism industry. Marketing College is a week-long program held yearly at Mercer University in Macon, GA.
“It’s been a great three years strengthening my skills as a tourism professional and developing a strong network of industry professionals. I am excited to put into action all that I have learned to help the Ouachita Parish tourism industry continue to grow,” said Abby Tingle, Discover Monroe-West Monroe Social Media & Website Manager.
STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Roswell, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting travel and tourism within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
“I would like to thank Discover Monroe-West Monroe, and all of the wonderful leaders, instructors, and support staff at STS Marketing College for this opportunity that has been provided to me. The wealth of knowledge provided by the instructors will be invaluable for my career going forward and the connections made along the way will last a lifetime” said Addison White, Discover Monroe-West Monroe Multimedia Content Developer.
For more information, please visit monroe-westmonroe.org or southeasttourism.org.
Discover Monroe-West Monroe promotes Ouachita Parish as a destination for leisure travel, conventions, meetings, and sporting events creating a positive economic impact for our local community through increased visitor spending and sales tax collections. For more information about Discover Monroe-West Monroe, visit www.monroe-westmonroe.org.