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    2020 Meeting and Event Industry Trends Survey

    COMPLETE SURVEY AND GET ENTERED TO WIN APPLE iPAD OR APPLE WATCH!* For more than 35 years, ConventionSouth Magazine has been providing information on the Southern US convention, meeting & event market. We do this in part by conducting extensive industry research studies that benefit both event planners and CVBs. In order to continue to… Read more »

    Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa Awarded Three Palm Status

    HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Lodging Program has awarded the coastal-inspired Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa with a Three Palm Status.

    Visit Sarasota County and Bradenton Area CVB Celebrate Direct Flights

    A nonstop route from Dulles International to the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport is being hailed by Visit Sarasota County (VSC) and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (BACVB) as opening up new economic opportunities for the region. VSC and BACVB partnered with United Airlines and the airports to add the two daily nonstop flights. The two… Read more »

Making Headlines

    Orange County Convention Center Names New Executive Director

    Industry veteran Mark Tester is the new executive director of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced Thursday.

    Stonebridge Buys Le Meridien New Orleans Hotel

    Stonebridge Companies has bought the 410-room Le Meridien New Orleans hotel for $84 million, the group’s third acquisition in the New Orleans market. Le Meridien has more than 13,000 square feet of event space and is near the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and Warehouse Arts District.

    Oklahoma City’s new Convention Center to Open in 2020

    Oklahoma City’s new $288-million convention center is slated to open for business in late 2020. Said to be the largest single construction project in the city’s history, the MAPS 3 Downtown Convention Center will replace the city’s current convention center.

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