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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 …

Featured Site Visit: Houston’s Expanding Convention District

Following is our continuing updates on ConventionSouth site visits from Marcia Bradford.

Downtown Houston is buzzing with activity, thanks to recent changes–added green space, an expanded mass transit system, reimagined historic buildings and new housing options–which have been in the works for several years. Like other large cities, Houston is …

KC Celebrates Series Win Along With Record Tourism Year

KANSAS CITY, MO.—As Kansas City celebrates the Royals’ 2015 World Series Championship over the New York Mets, tourism industry data reveal record overall visitor rates and expenditures in the region for last year.

Research findings issued by Tourism Economics and Longwoods International found that the Kansas City region welcomed a …

Going Green: Virginia Beach Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Standard

 VIRGINIA BEACH—The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (VBCVB) recently announced that the Visitor Information Center, located at the resort area near the I-264 entrance, has obtained LEED Gold certification for the first time in the building’s 25-year history. The facility is the first visitor center in the U.S. to …

Life In The Talty Lane: Guest Rooms Of The Future

Anticipating The Guest Rooms Of The Future: The good news is that we’re in the meetings business and we get to travel. The bad news is that we’re in the meetings business and we have to travel.

Some of us travel a little, some a lot. Regardless, we all end up …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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