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This year, the International Tourism Safety Association is offering a free trip to someone living outside the United States of America to attend the 26th International Tourism Security Conference! 


The conference will be held April 28-May 1, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

To Win: Write an essay on: What Tourism Security Means to Your City/Country (500-700 words).


​All essays must be received no later than March 15, 2019.  Please email your essay to Jerri Gray at or Sherry Jones at


Participants must:

  • Submit essays in English (additional consideration will be provided to those individuals who may not use English as their first language)

  • Have a valid passport and VISA if selected as a winner of the essay contest


ITSA will cover the following expenses:

  • One round trip economy class (coach) airfare from/to your place of residence

  • Hotel room accommodations at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino from Saturday through Thursday (April 27-May 2, 2019)

  • Ground transportation

  • Conference registration

  • Conference related meals


Good luck and we look forward to your participation!

​​(Note: This is a non-academic essay. Although academic essays are welcome, the essay is actually designed for tourism practitioners. This contest is only open to people who live outside the United States.)