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    Check Out the South’s Small Market Meeting Destinations in our July Issue!

    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 »

    Reset, Renew and Recharge at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

    by D. Fran Morley Within minutes of checking in to my room at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, I unpacked, changed clothes and hit the beach for a long walk. That set the stage for the rest of my site visit trip: if I had even a short break, I was out the door finding a… Read more »

    Wilmington, a Destination on the Rise

    By T. Wayne Waters It’s been something like six years since I’ve visited Wilmington, N.C. so I was happy to be coming back to the city for a recent press trip hosted by Wilmington.c. River District & Island Beaches. My earlier visit had been purely as a tourist and I had appreciated Port City, as… Read more »

Making Headlines

    ConventionSouth Magazine Releases the 2018 List of The South’s Trendiest Resorts

    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.

    PCMA Leadership Change

    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.

    Event Technology App Launched

    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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