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    Hotel Crescent Court Renovation Exceeds Expectations

    In late March, ConventionSouth Contributing Editor Shannon Rasmussen visited the newly renovated Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. Read about her experience below. 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… Read more »

    Relationship Building 101

    Relationships are a fundamental component to client retention. Destination professionals offer tips on building the kind of rapport that keeps meeting planners coming back. “I believe learning as much as you can about an organization is critical. Meeting professionals and organizations appreciate us doing our research. Building rapport is not an overnight process but finding… Read more »

    Awe-Inspiring Amenities at the Barnsley Resort

    Exploring the grounds of the 3,000-acre Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Ga. has been one of the highlights of 2018! I came for the Grand Reveal event yesterday showcasing the brand new, breathtaking Inn at Barnsley Resort and Georgian Hall, but I stayed to experience many of the awe-inspiring amenities that the resort has to offer…. Read more »

Making Headlines

    ConventionSouth Magazine Releases the 2018 List of The South’s Trendiest Resorts

    The results are in for ConventionSouth’s list of the South’s Trendiest Resorts. In early March, ConventionSouth Editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 60 trendy resorts that exceed expectations. From those resorts, ConventionSouth readers and Facebook fans were asked to vote for their top picks.

    PCMA Leadership Change

    In December, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced that Deborah Sexton, who has been the organization’s president and CEO for more than 12 years, would be stepping down after the Convening Leaders event in Nashville in January. PCMA’s Chief Operating Officer Sherrif Karamat was selected as the new president and CEO.

    Event Technology App Launched

    MeetingPlay recently announced the launch of the next generation of its mobile app and event engagement platform. MeetingPlay’s new Gen 4 elements include: Augmented Reality (AR): MeetingPlay combined AR with gamification at Marriott’s CPC to educate attendees about Marriott’s 30 brands and create brand ambassadors following the Marriott / Starwood merger. MeetingPlay created designated AR tokens spread throughout the… Read more »

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