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ConventionSouth January 2016 Issue

Cover: Drive-In Meetings, Association Meetings’ X Factor, Cool Sites for Summer Meetings, Event Planner’s Guide to Texas

Read our how-to articles, expert advice and meetings industry insight available in each issue of ConventionSouth.

Features

    Flying Cars & “Flying” In To Your Private Treehouse Accommodations: Travel Predictions For 2030

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    From flying cars to “flying” into your luxury treehouse accommodations zipline-style, here’s a glimpse of travel trends 15 years into the future. During December, it’s not unusual to make predictions about the year ahead. But a recent survey, commissioned by Marriott Rewards Credit Card from Chase, jumped further ahead in time, asking people in the… Read more »

    Spotlight On Meeting Professionals — 2016

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    Meeting professionals spend much of their time working behind the scenes, tending to details large and small, in order to keep meetings running smoothly. They also put a great deal of energy into designing events that are fun, engaging and memorable. So it is an honor and a privilege to put these hard-working and creative… Read more »

    Life In The Talty Lane: Golf Builds Business Relationships

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    Opinions, quotes and other pointless commentary from our publisher, Talty O’Connor Golf is not exactly a new sports phenomenon. People have been playing stick and ball games since before Julius Caesar invaded Britain. He was probably shunned by the British Open selection committee. Golf, as we know it, was “officially” created in Scotland in the… Read more »

Making Headlines

    Georgia’s Rome Launches New Digital Platforms

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    ROME, GA. — In similar fashion to its ancient namesake’s early technological innovations in architecture, roads and aqueducts, Georgia’s Rome is keeping pace with modern technology. The Georgia CVB group recently announced its new Tourism App and mobile-friendly website. The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) has launched a new tourism app that coincides… Read more »

    Jekyll Island Celebrates Beach Village Opening, Island Rededication

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    JEKYLL ISLAND, GA — A weekend of special events in mid-November highlighted a number of developments on Georgia’s historic Jekyll Island. The celebration started Nov. 13, with a welcome reception in the oceanfront courtyard of the Westin Jekyll Island, a 200-room beachfront hotel with 5,350 square feet of meeting space, which opened in April. Featured… Read more »

    Benchmark Hospitality Names New Director of Development

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    The Woodlands (HOUSTON, TX)— Benchmark Hospitality International recently named Emily Smith as its new Director of Development. She will operate out of Benchmark’s regional offices in Washington, D.C., according to Jared Evans, vice president of business development and strategy at Benchmark. “I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Emily to Benchmark Hospitality International,” Evans said. “Not only does she… Read more »

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