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Benchmark Names Greg Champion President & COO

 The Woodlands (Houston TX)— Benchmark Hospitality International announced the promotion of Greg Champion to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). “Bringing Greg on board as a senior executive for Benchmark Hospitality is one of the most important decisions our company has made in its 35-year history,” said Alex Cabañas, chief executive officer for Benchmark. “Since… Read more »

Mobile Bay CVB Launches Rebranding Campaign

MOBILE, Ala. – In a two-part repositioning effort, the Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau (MBCVB) – the official tourism and convention marketing organization for the City, County and the Mobile area hospitality industry – announced a name change and the launch of a new brand. The MBCVB will now be doing business as Visit Mobile…. Read more »

S.P.O.R.T.S. 2015 Kicks Off In Shreveport-Bossier City LA

The Sports Events industry’s unique annual meeting know as “The Relationship Conference” kicked off a busy four day agenda on Monday, October 5th in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana. Registration was underway all day long at the Shreveport Convention Center for S.P.O.R.T.S. 2015, as delegates from across North America gathered to make connections for their events and… Read more »

“Meet” College Park & Cobb County GA

By Sabe Fink Looking for top meeting sites in the South? Then you need to meet College Park and Cobb County, Georgia. College Park: Crossroads Of The New South “Hosting a meeting, convention or event in College Park provides unique advantages to respective attendees,” said Meet College Park President Cookie Smoak. “With the world-class Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta… Read more »

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 »