Hurricane-and Tsunami-affected Tourism Experts at Motivation Show…..

in Chicago September 27-29 to Help Jump Start Their Economies

Rebuilding Tourism After Natural Disasters Such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and Last December’s Tsunami is Critical to Saving Local Economies

CHICAGO, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ — 14 tourism groups from New Orleans, Biloxi and Alabama are participating in The Motivation Show from Tuesday, Sept. 27-Thursday, Sept. 29, in McCormick Place South. In addition, Indonesia has five exhibits spread out over a 400 sq. ft. pavilion.

The exhibitors are in Chicago because they feel The Motivation Show is a good place to meet the people who can bring groups into their areas and help rejuvenate their decimated meeting an

d travel business.

The New Orleans CVB will hold press conferences at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at The Motivation Show. The Biloxi exhibitors include the heavily damaged casino so often pictured in the news coverage of the area.

All are willing to meet with members of the news media to talk about how their areas have been affected and what they are doing to attract visitors and business meetings back to the areas. They are:

New Orleans Exhibitors
— New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
— Generations Hall
— Delta Queen Steamboat Company
— New Orleans-USA Hosts
— USA Hosts-Destination Services
— USA Hosts Performance Alliance
— USA Hosts, Ltd.
— Bonnie Boyd & Company-largest destination management company in the
South
— Windsor Court Hotel
— Neill Corporation

Biloxi Exhibitors
— Isle of Capri Casino Resort
— Mississippi Gulf Coast-USA Hosts

Alabama Exhibitors
— Corporate Space Camp
— PCH Hotels and Resorts, Inc.

Indonesian Exhibitors
— Ministry of Culture and Tourism of The Republic of Indonesia
— Puri Travel & Tourism
— Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua
— Dimensions in Bali
— Wakotobi Resorts

Background

The Motivation Show is the world’s largest incentive travel and premium exhibition-15,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors at McCormick Place South, Sept. 27-29, 2005.

Companies are always looking for new ideas to motivate their employees and customers, so new travel destinations and products often get their start in the premium/incentive market. We can arrange demonstrations and interviews regarding innovative products such as:

— Personal toy “wand” security scanner
— Cereal On the Go with cereal, milk, spoon and built-in ice to keep milk
cold
— MP3 player built into sunglasses

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