Are you a destination marketing organization, convention and tourism bureau, publication, or brand seeking influential travel professionals with unique vision and voice, who understand business results with ROI?
Meet SPOTLIGHT SOJOURNS. We creatively showcase real travels, authentic experiences, and genuine connections to inspire, engage, unite a sophisticated, sparkling community of travel dreamers, travel do-ers, and travel providers.
At SPOTLIGHT SOJOURNS, our distinctive vision and voice are backed by 20+ years of global travel, including researching, designing, and delivering incentive programs and corporate events for Fortune 500 clients.
Our stories are lyrically written by Marilee Sonneman Kostadimas, CMP, DMCP, award-winning strategist and visionary; and evocatively photographed by Paul Kostadimas, in-demand strategic consultant and published photographer.
Collaborating with DMOs, CVBs, and hospitality partners for two decades, we at SPOTLIGHT SOJOURNS understand the supplier side with acuity and empathy. We know how to achieve concrete business results with ROI – investment, impact, influence.
Together's let's Explore, Experience, Inspire the journey and shine the spotlight on your destination, your business, your brand.
“We together used social media to invite others to see St. Louis through Marilee’s eyes. We’re delighted with the reach of social media exposure.”
-Explore St. Louis
“A skilled strategist, Marilee is able to bring people together behind a grand vision and inspire others.”
-Meeting Professionals International
“A masterful story teller who has an innate ability to draw readers in.”
-Bespoke Social Co.
“Tuned into our brand, exuberant, supremely poised.”
-Global Solar Power Producer
“Inspirational and knowledgeable … able to captivate a multi-generational audience.”
-Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Arts, San Jose State University
“A unique style of regal accent.”
-Global Hotel Management
“Brings professionalism, quality, and integrity to every interaction.”
-Black Box Meetings
“Seriously THE BEST.”
-Global Meetings & Events Producer
“We struck GOLD!”
-Direct Marketing Agency
“Highly recommend using Marilee and her team.”
-Global Hotel Alliance
"She is among the very best at what she does, producing real and measurable results."
-Executive Communications Consultant
"On behalf of the Convention Industry Council and the entire meeting industry community, please accept our gratitude for lending your expertise and precious time on the CIC Manual 9th Edition."
-Events Industry Council
"Creative solutions and recommendations that are not just 'off the shelf' AND she plays well in the sand box with all of the players."
-Global Meetings & Events Manager
"A creative solution-oriented professional who understands that it's all about keeping the 'end in mind."