We’re here to help you plan the perfect event for your group and guests. From searching for the right venue to settling on a final send-off dinner spot, our local experts and sales team can help you plan the perfect trip.
Submit your RFP to our sales team and we will work with you to ensure your RFP is distributed to the South Walton meeting properties who are best equipped to accommodate your group and fulfill the requirements of your meeting.
Visit South Walton realizes how valuable your time is when selecting the perfect location for your next meeting. We create a customized itinerary to fit your needs while showcasing our piece of paradise with you. With tailored site inspections, you will view specific properties and venues, conduct business with the appropriate sales representatives, and most of all, experience the accommodations best suitable for your meeting.
What we can do for you:
- Secure accommodations at host property
- Customize an itinerary specific to your RFP or clients’ needs
- Schedule property and venue site inspections
- Arrange airport transfers
- Provide guided South Walton destination tours
- Provide you with a sample of collateral and services
- Reimbursement of travel expenses (view Rules & Guidelines)
We know South Walton and we will gladly answer any questions you have about the destination, suggest off-site venues, or provide Local Maps, Dining, Beach, Hiking & Biking, and/or Visitor Guides for your group. To request these materials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Attendance Promotional Tools
Check out our helpful toolkit that serves as an easy and cost-effective way to share the beauty of South Walton with potential attendees, create excitement and increase attendance.
We are happy to personally welcome your group to South Walton and will speak at your event or give a brief orientation presentation to educate your group about the area.
Meet The Sales Team
Director of Sales and Special Events
(850) 267-1216, ext. 8518
As the Director of Sales for Visit South Walton, Dawn Truemper leads her team’s efforts to increase group travel to the area’s accommodation partners. South Walton’s meeting and convention properties can host events ranging from an executive retreat to full-scale conventions.
Prior to joining Visit South Walton, Dawn’s experiences saw her lead hotel teams in her role as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for InterContinential Hotels Group (IHG), Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., and as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the St. Regis Atlanta.
Given her extensive experience in convention sales and marketing, Dawn understands the needs and priorities of meeting planners and is able to guide the planning process to ensure well-attended and successful meetings.
Carley McMillian, CMP
(850) 267-1216, ext. 8517
Carley carries out a variety of sales efforts to promote South Walton and increase group business including meetings, weddings and reunions as well as the leisure traveler. Carley previously served as the Visit South Walton Communications Coordinator for four years. Carley joined Visit South Walton in August 2006 after graduating from the University of West Florida with a B.A. in communications. Prior to joining Visit South Walton, Carley was a reservations manager for a property management company located on Scenic 30A for four years. Her knowledge in rental management has proven beneficial for her career as she works closely with South Walton lodging partners to promote South Walton. As a Walton County native, Carley enjoys promoting the beautiful destination she calls home.
Skylar Green, CWP
(850) 267-1216, ext. 8519
Skylar carries out a variety of sales efforts to promote South Walton and increase group business including meetings, weddings and reunions as well as the leisure traveler. Skylar successfully completed studies in Business and Hospitality Management at Northwest Florida State College and Florida State University. She worked in the fast, motivating environment of public relations in the transportation industry at Metric Engineering for 5 years while obtaining her education. Skylar is also a Certified Wedding Planner which gives her insight to the wedding industry as she promotes South Walton beaches. Passionate about the beauty of her home county and the associated blessings of our natural resources, a move to Visit South Walton was a natural fit. Skylar uses this opportunity to serve South Walton and strives to make sure all partners, stakeholders, visitors and locals are positively impacted in a way that has become customary for the TDC.