By D. Fran Morley For nearly 25 years, starting in the early 1990s, I lived in Fairhope, Alabama, just a few miles down the road from the “Queen of Southern Resorts,” the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa at Point Clear, a 550-acre resort complex on the shore of Mobile Bay. Over the years, I attended events, meetings… Read more »
Several Southern Properties Among Historic Hotels of America’s Top 25 Most Haunted Historic Hotels for 2018 Looking for a spirited spot to stay? Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels, has just named the Top 25 Most Haunted Historic Hotels for 2018. ConventionSouth would like to give a shout-out… Read more »
Small Markets in the South are packing a punch and producing big time results when it comes to meetings and events. You can learn about the characteristics that make these destinations appealing in the July issue of ConventionSouth. Additionally, here’s some Bonus Content about some Small Markets in the South: Small Market Appeal: Cool Downtown… Read more »
The results are in for ConventionSouth’s list of the South’s Trendiest Resorts. In early March, ConventionSouth Editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 60 trendy resorts that exceed expectations. From those resorts, ConventionSouth readers and Facebook fans were asked to vote for their top picks.
In December, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced that Deborah Sexton, who has been the organization’s president and CEO for more than 12 years, would be stepping down after the Convening Leaders event in Nashville in January. PCMA’s Chief Operating Officer Sherrif Karamat was selected as the new president and CEO.
MeetingPlay recently announced the launch of the next generation of its mobile app and event engagement platform. MeetingPlay’s new Gen 4 elements include: Augmented Reality (AR): MeetingPlay combined AR with gamification at Marriott’s CPC to educate attendees about Marriott’s 30 brands and create brand ambassadors following the Marriott / Starwood merger. MeetingPlay created designated AR tokens spread throughout the… Read more »
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