Back In The Game: How Convention Centers Are Staging a Comeback For Trade Shows and Indoor Sports Events

As trade shows once again fill convention centers, the old rules for planning, safety, and communication no longer apply. Grab a seat at the table for a conversation with top facility managers, cleaning and safety experts, and event planners to share the new best practices every event prof should know. Learn how to implement smart safety protocols, co-create new processes, and instill confidence within your team as large-scale in-person events make a …

Big Cypress Lodge Expands Event Options

Big Cypress Lodge recently added the 7000-sf Mississippi Terrace, an outdoor lodge and social gathering spot overlooking the Mississippi River.

Andretti Indoor Karting And Games Readies To Open

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games is set to open in March, bringing high-speed electric superkarts, laser tag, mini golf, virtual reality (VR) gaming, arcade games, a ropes course, unique dining, and legendary event space.

Four Sites Added To Civil Rights Trail

Four new attractions and one new city were added to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail (USCRT) in February. According to Lee Sentell, director of the Alabama Tourism Department and chairman of the USCRT Marketing Alliance, these destinations further enrich the trail experience and the story of the Civil Rights Movement.

Holiday Themed Lighting & Entertainment

During a recent visit, I had the opportunity to view the results of The Hotel Crescent Court’s $33 million renovation as it neared its April completion.

Throughout the weekend was there, the Crescent and its spectacular staff never missed a single detail. From the valet crew that greeted me upon …

2019 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

The results are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. 

After more than 7,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 337 meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2019 December Annual Awards Issue.

2020 New or Renovated Award Winners Announced

The editor’s picks are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Top New or Renovated Awards for 2020.

After hundreds of nominations and an editorial review, this is our elite list of the top 58 new or renovated meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them …

2019 Readers’ Choice Honorable Mentions Announced

In addition to the winners of RCA awards, we received a number of write-in recommendations for this year’s ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Awards.

While we receive write-in votes every year, the properties listed below received multiple write-in votes, which qualified them for our Honorable Mention recognition.

The Following Are State-by-State 2019 Honorable Mentions:


Montgomery …


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