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Winter Festivities in the South

It’s time to celebrate! From parades, pageants to extravaganzas and New Years Eve parties, the South is getting geared up for the the holiday season. Whether you are looking for a festival close to home or an escape during winter break, we have an ongoing list of December happenings in the South. Georgia: Savannah, GA:… Read more »

Halloween Happenings and Fall Festivities in the South

A Periodic Look At Fun Events and Activities Around the South Keep up to date with fall festivities around the South with our ongoing list! FLORIDA West Palm Beach, FL’s Trick or Treat so Palm Beach County Can Eat (Monday, October 31) NORTH CAROLINA Fayetteville, NC’s Spooky, Family Friendly Events (throughout the month of October) Bryson City,… Read more »

ConventionSouth Visits the Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Driving into the beach area of Fort Lauderdale always brings back memories. It calls to mind my college years when I got to take off for spring break with a group of friends. The sunny beaches and warm water were only part of the attraction back in those crazier days. Since then, I’ve had the… Read more »

Huntsville’s Surprisingly Good Brews

As the cliche goes, “you don’t have to be a rocket scientist” to recognize the value of the Huntsville, Alabama, area for meetings and events. Recently my husband and I discovered another great reason to visit the Space City: breweries! Huntsville and neighboring Madison have (at last count) ten breweries, which has to be the… Read more »

The South’s Top Small Markets with BIG Music

“The South’s Top 10 Small Markets with BIG Music” 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 for music and to hold a meeting… Read more »

San Antonio Sparkles

San Antonio is sparkling with new life as a number of capital projects come onboard within the city. For meetings and conferences, this means a memorable meeting location that offers everything from a revamped Henry B. González Convention Center to recreated urban spaces for outdoor special events at Hemisfair. Henry B. González Convention Center Sparkles… Read more »

Experiencing the Marriott Orlando World Center

By Marcia, Bradford, Orlando, Florida, June 9 -12, 2016 With 2,009 guest rooms, 120 suites and 450,000 square feet of event space, The Marriott Orlando World Center truly is a world onto itself. In fact, during the three nights and four days I was there, the only time I left the property was to to… Read more »

Flying Cars & “Flying” In To Your Private Treehouse Accommodations: Travel Predictions For 2030

From flying cars to “flying” into your luxury treehouse accommodations zipline-style, here’s a glimpse of travel trends 15 years into the future. During December, it’s not unusual to make predictions about the year ahead. But a recent survey, commissioned by Marriott Rewards Credit Card from Chase, jumped further ahead in time, asking people in the… Read more »

Spotlight On Meeting Professionals — 2016

Meeting professionals spend much of their time working behind the scenes, tending to details large and small, in order to keep meetings running smoothly. They also put a great deal of energy into designing events that are fun, engaging and memorable. So it is an honor and a privilege to put these hard-working and creative… Read more »