Tag: Meetings

Southern Destinations Dial Up Their F&B Experiences

According to a survey released in late April 2017 by AAA, an estimated 22 million Americans expect to take a culinary-focused vacation in the next 12 months. Survey results showed that 75 percent of Americans feel that food and dining are an important part of their travel experiences and four in five say they have… Read more »

10 Tips for Managing Your Time

Written By Contributing Editor Sherri Middleton Time seems to fly when you are having fun and it apparently flies faster when you are on a tight deadline. It’s that way for me anyway, so I thought I’d spend a few of my precious minutes to jot down some of the best time management advice I’ve… Read more »

Life In The Talty Lane: Golf Builds Business Relationships

Opinions, quotes and other pointless commentary from our publisher, Talty O’Connor Golf is not exactly a new sports phenomenon. People have been playing stick and ball games since before Julius Caesar invaded Britain. He was probably shunned by the British Open selection committee. Golf, as we know it, was “officially” created in Scotland in the… Read more »

A Changing Landscape: Meetings Industry Building Boom Continues

A meetings-industry construction boom is taking place all over the South. Here’s an overview of what’s happening where and when . . . On Target For 2016 ALABAMA Huntsville: As part of a $70 million downtown redevelopment on the site of a former Holiday Inn, the Centre at Big Spring will include a new 150-room… Read more »

A Welcome Evolution In Meeting Space Design

A Welcome Evolution In Meeting Space Design by Marcia Bradford Years ago, as a conference attendee, I often felt frustrated that I was visiting a beautiful resort area or interesting city, yet ended up spending most of my time in a windowless meeting room. There were many times when I headed home disappointed that I… Read more »

Nomination Call For Meeting Pros To Watch, 2016

Who will stand out as the meeting pros to watch in 2016? The Clock Is Ticking on the annual countdown to nominate and recognize the top meetings industry professionals to watch in the coming year. It’s time to make your nominations in for ConventionSouth’s Meeting Professionals To Watch In 2016. Industry peers help us identify… Read more »

Gaining Traffic Traction With Millennials At Your Event

The data is in and it confirms what most of us suspected: Millennials do have different expectations as meeting attendees, purchasing decision makers, students and communicators. Their expectations drive how they perceive an event and whether or not they will attend. First, an event has to be in a progressive city with culture, entertainment and… Read more »

Meeting Space For Tomorrow

By Marcia Bradford In case anyone hasn’t noticed, there’s a meetings-industry construction boom going on throughout the South. Existing facilities in large urban areas, mid-sized cities and small towns are adding convention and event space. New hotels are opening up or under construction in almost every meetings destination. Cultural, recreational and athletic venues are creating… Read more »

Voting Open For 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards

Nominations are complete and voting is now underway for the 2015 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Awards. Nominations for the annual awards, which closed October 11, are also selected from readers’ suggestions during the year. Those nominations are grouped state-by-state on the final ballot for the most creative and professional CVBs, conventions centers, hotels and other meeting sites across… Read more »

Large Event Facilities Offer Flexibility To Groups Of All Sizes

By Ashley Wright From convention centers in large metropolitan areas that offer the hustle and bustle of urban life to expo halls in smaller towns with a slower pace and hometown charm, the South is filled with a variety of large event spaces that can meet the needs of almost any meeting planner.   Large… Read more »