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    Top 5 Tips for Golf Tournament Planners

    It’s official: more and more planners are seeing the value in having a tournament as part of their event. Golf pros and meeting professionals at prestigious golf venues across the South have some advice for planners who are curious about adding a tournament to their events. Here are some of the top pieces of advice… Read more »

    Using Music to Energize Corporate Presentations

    Executives, by and large, expect your presentation to be boring. It’s why they ask for the exec summaries up front––so if they have to zone off, they’re still covered. So how do you signal to them, right away, that yours is different? One of the easiest ways is also stunningly effective: play music. Whenever I… Read more »

    2017 Readers’ Choice Honorable Mentions

    2017 Readers’ Choice Honorable Mentions In addition to the winners listed above, we received a number of write-in recommendations for this year’s ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Awards. While we receive write-in votes every year, the properties listed below received multiple write-in votes, which qualified them for our Honorable Mention recognition.   ALABAMA Bellingrath Gardens & Home Visit Mobile… Read more »

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    Florida Keys Reopen to Visitors After Hurricane Irma

    Florida Keys Reopen to Visitors After Hurricane Irma

    The Florida Keys have reopened to visitors, exactly three weeks after Hurricane Irma impacted the island chain Sept. 10. Local officials chose Sunday, Oct. 1, as the official reopening date based on the speedy completion of significant infrastructure repairs, almost total restoration of utilities, and necessity of resuming the tourism-driven economy that employs about 50 percent of the Keys workforce.

    Marriott Announces Growth Of Collection To Include 100 Properties

    The Marriott International Convention & Resort Network (CRN) recently announced the growth of its collection to 100 hotels and resorts throughout the USA, Mexico, Caribbean and now Canada.

    2017 Top Music Meccas of the South

    “Top Music Meccas of the South” Based On Reader & Fan Votes This September, ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for those who plan events held within the South, asked readers and Facebook fans to vote for the cities they felt were the best places to enjoy music and to hold a meeting or event…. Read more »

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