Tag Archives: tourism

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable: More Than Just Buzzwords

Making a meeting or event eco-friendly can begin with something as simple as replacing printed programs with online apps and resources, replacing individual water bottles with refillable or reusable ones, or finding ways to reuse event materials.

It can also be as involved as holding the event somewhere that emphasizes …

A Tourist in My Own Town: Taking A Fresh Look at Coastal Alabama

Spring 2019

A Tourist in My Own Town: Taking A Fresh Look at Coastal Alabama

By Marcia Bradford, ConventionSouth Senior Editor

My experiences with the Alabama Gulf Coast go WAY back. My husband and I have lived in Gulf Shores for more than 20 years and our children were raised …

Wilmington, a Destination on the Rise

By T. Wayne Waters

It’s been something like six years since I’ve visited Wilmington, N.C. so I was happy to be coming back to the city for a recent press trip hosted by Wilmington.c. River District & Island Beaches. My earlier visit had been purely as a tourist and I …

Nashville Leads In International Popularity

NASHVILLE, TN—Nashville’s popularity with international visitors as a tourism destination is gaining ground faster than anywhere in the U.S.

According to TripAdvisor study results announced in late October, Nashville gained the greatest popularity of all U.S. cities over the past year, in terms of attracting international travelers. The evaluation of …

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 …

Top New & Renovated Awards For 2016 Announced

The Results are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Top New or Renovated Awards for 2016.

After more than 5,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 50 new or renovated meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations …

Ashley Jones joins Visit KC as V.P. of Partnership & Events

Kansas City, Mo.—Visit KC, Kansas City’s hospitality and tourism organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley Jones to its management team. Jones assumes the role of Vice President of Partnerships & Events, bringing with her 14 years of experience in destination management and community development organizations.


“Ashley …

August is COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Known worldwide for it spectacular cuisine, New Orleans kicks it up a notch for the return of COOLinary New Orleans for 2015. The New Orleans Conventions & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announce its lineup of world-class restaurants for the 11th annual Restaurant Month event, offering special …


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