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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 …

Dollywood Wins Trio Of 2015 Golden Ticket Awards

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Dollywood continues to rack up accolades from Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards, this year earning three “best of” awards and placing in the Top 5 in seven additional categories during the magazine’s 2015 awards ceremony in New York City.

Dollywood’s three Golden Ticket Awards …

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, …

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 …

Life In The Talty Lane: My Ride On Bert

My Ride On Bert

“Bert” is as stumpy as a bull frog, as strong as an ox and as agile as a ballerina. Bert is formally known as “Fat Albert,” and she’s the huge C-130 Hercules transport plane that performs the opening act for the Navy’s Blue Angels precision fight …

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