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    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 had appreciated Port City, as… Read more »

    Sip, Shop, Savor: It’s a thing in Plano, Texas

    by D. Fran Morley I was intrigued by the invitation to visit Plano, Texas on a recent press trip. I was curious about the city, located just north of the Dallas metroplex (and about 20 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport). I’d been reading good things about Plano and its explosive growth over the past decade… Read more »

    Variety and Beauty of Beaches and Bays in South Walton, Florida

    It’s easy to use the cliché “string of pearls” when describing the 16 communities and neighborhoods that dot the beach and back bays of South Walton County, Florida. But reflecting on the days I recently spent there as part of a press trip hosted by Visit South Walton, I think it’s more apt to think… 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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