Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions . . . we've got answers.

Where is the conference?
Tourism Academy 2020 will be held in Philadelphia, PA. The venue is the beautiful Philadelphia Marriott Old City, which is located within walking distance to parks, dining, nightlife, and Philly's beloved historic attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross house, and much more.

The hotel's address is:
Philadelphia Marriott Old City
One Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

When does early bird registration end?

We will offer early bird registration for $850 until February 21, 2020. Regular registration will be $950. 

How can I get budget approval to attedn Tourism Academy?

Please visit our "Convince Your Boss" page to download a letter template, find testimonials, and more. 

Will there be any pre-conference activities on Monday, May 11th?

We definitely recommend arriving early or staying post-conference to explore Philadelphia. The conference hotel is located in Old City, a quick walk to many of the city's most famous historic attractions, along with dining, shopping, and nightlife. On Monday morning, we will be hosting the 2nd annual Tourism Academy Golf Classic to raise funds for the Destinations International Foundation. More details coming soon on that. We will also coordinate a fun group activity on Monday afternoon. We'll post details soon and reach out to attendees with more information.

What is Tourism Academy all about?

What began as the iDSS users conference has evolved into Tourism Academy.  New technology supports and drives digital success in the destination marketing industry. It is critical for today’s forward-thinking travel and tourism professionals to understand what's coming around the bend, and Tourism Academy fills this educational need.

What is the 2020 Tourism Academy Hashtag?
#TourismAcademy20. Use it well my friends.

Who is behind Tourism Academy?

Tempest and a collection of its strategic partners come together to curate the biggest trends and ideas in digital for travel and tourism industry professionals.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia. If you have additional questions, please email or call us at (800) 274-8774 ext 5.