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Spotlight on Shreveport and Bossier City

Spotlight on Shreveport and Bossier City

Shreveport and Bossier City market themselves as “Louisiana’s Other Side” to accentuate their location near the state’s western border with Texas. More specifically, Shreveport-Bossier is in the northwest corner of Louisiana where I-20 and I-49 converge. The Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) is served by four airlines. “Our team believes Shreveport-Bossier stands out because of our… Read more »

36-Acre Sawyer Yards Arts & Entertainment Complex Coming To Houston

36-Acre Sawyer Yards Arts & Entertainment Complex Coming To Houston

By Austin Dressman – VisitHoustonTexas.com Houston is ranked No. 3 by Travel + Leisure in “America’s Most Cultured Cities 2015”. The city’s cultural dominance will soon be reinforced with the creation of the 36-acre Sawyer Yards arts campus, one of the largest art destinations of its kind in the country. With the help of Jon Deal, developer of… Read more »

Game Changer: Sports Events Emerge as Key Business Segment for Destinations Industry

Game Changer: Sports Events Emerge as Key Business Segment for Destinations Industry

By Selena Chavis In recent years, the potential of the sports events market has garnered notable attention from destination marketing groups, carving out a respectable, sustainable niche. While meetings and events are rebounding across the board following a few turbulent, lean years, the sports events industry has maintained a strong, steady presence, propelling its way across a… Read more »

Chattanooga Choo Choo Transformation Continues

Chattanooga Choo Choo Transformation Continues

The $8 million Chattanooga Choo Choo complex renovations are now in phase two. Renovations to the historic site and building include two new restaurants and additional performance venues. Building 1 is being updated, including new furniture and soft goods in the rooms, lobby and meeting space renovations, and resurfacing of the indoor pool area. Building… Read more »

Exhibition Industry Sees Highest Quarterly Increase In Eight Years

Exhibition Industry Sees Highest Quarterly  Increase In Eight Years

Based on strong performances in both the first and second quarters of 2015, the business-to-business exhibition industry is having a very good year, according to a report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR). During the second quarter of 2015, the industry posted a year-over-year gain of 3.8 percent, which is the second-highest rate… Read more »

If You’re Not Meeting Here, Meet Nashville & Tennessee

If You’re Not Meeting Here, Meet Nashville & Tennessee

Songwriters have been inspired for generations by this breathtaking destination, which is truly one of the top music meccas of the United States. Long-standing legendary music venues, such as the Grand Ole Opry, and historic homes of legendary artists, such as Elvis Presley’s Graceland, are just some of the must-see stops in Tennessee.   From… Read more »

Meeting Site Selection Guide To Georgia Venues

Meeting Site Selection Guide To Georgia Venues

When Georgia’s On Your Mind — or to learn why it should be — our 2015-2016 Site Selection Sourcebook has you covered. Here’s a preview: From the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia to the bustling culture of downtown Atlanta to Middle Georgia’s scenic Lake Country all the way down to the beautiful Golden… Read more »

Texas Meeting Planning Guide, 2015-2016

Texas Meeting Planning Guide, 2015-2016

Go Big At Your Next Meeting. Go Texas. Texas offers a choice of exciting meeting locations as big as the state itself. With several diverse geographical regions, groups can explore the Old West in Big Bend Country, relax in the beauty of Hill Country and have fun in the sun on the Gulf Coast. San… Read more »

It’s Winter-Spring Meeting Planning Season (Hint: Florida)

It’s Winter-Spring Meeting Planning Season (Hint: Florida)

With the approach of the Fall season, it’s time for final planning of those Winter and Spring meetings and conferences. Which means a look at all those popular event venues of the Sunshine State. Florida Teeming with natural beauty and outdoor adventure, Florida has almost 1,200 miles of coastline from Pensacola to the Florida Keys,… Read more »