ConventionSouth Reveals the South’s 2017 “Top Hot Spots For Winter Events”

Winter Events Hot Spots

GULF SHORES, Ala. (May 22, 2017)— After a thorough review of our entire 16 state coverage area, our editorial team selected 20 destinations that they feel exemplify the ideal “Hot Spot for Winter Events”. These destinations were posted on the ConventionSouth Facebook page for voting. Our social media followers voted the following destinations as the top 7 “Hot Spots for Winter Events.” Voting was determined based on the number of likes, shares and comments on social media. The below destinations are listed in order of top votes. The July 2017 Issue of ConventionSouth will showcase the below cities with an editorial spotlight:

1. Amarillo, TX

2. Gainesville, FL

3. Panama City Beach, FL

4. Alexandria/Pineville, LA

5. South Padre Island, TX

6. Naples, Marco Island, Everglades, FL

7. Bay Area Houston, TX

“It is with great honor that we recognize the 2017 ‘South’s Top 7 Hot Spots For Winter Meetings & Events’ as their Southern locations and seasonably warmer climates make these destinations a cold weather reprieve for groups from across the country,” said ConventionSouth Senior Editor, Marcia Bradford-Strong. “The late Fall, Winter and early Spring months are often the most popular time to hold a meeting, event or convention—especially due to the lower rates that can be found during this non-peak season. Therefore, Southern destinations like these are a top choice for meeting planners who need to boost attendance and participation rates by attracting those who seek warmer weather. Meeting planners can also feel confident that these destinations come recommended and have year-round attractions and festivals, ample meeting sites and outdoor recreational opportunities during the winter.”