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    2017 Readers’ Choice Honorable Mentions

    2017 Readers’ Choice Honorable Mentions In addition to the winners listed above, we received a number of write-in recommendations for this year’s ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Awards. While we receive write-in votes every year, the properties listed below received multiple write-in votes, which qualified them for our Honorable Mention recognition.   ALABAMA Bellingrath Gardens & Home Visit Mobile… Read more »

    Exploring Louisiana’s Northshore

    By Senior Editor Marcia Bradford During previous trips to New Orleans I have often glanced at the long causeway dissecting Lake Pontchartrain as I followed I-10 southward into the heart of the Big Easy and thought I’d like to check out the area. In mid-September that idea became a reality and I found there are… Read more »

    Technology Trends That Will Drive Future Events

    Today’s conventions and trade shows are not your fathers’ events. So much has changed, and event technology has been one of the most dominant change agents, driven mostly by the advent of metrics to measure trade show investment dollars. Now, event technologies that were not available 20 years ago, or if available, not widely-used, can… Read more »

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    Florida Keys Reopen to Visitors After Hurricane Irma

    Florida Keys Reopen to Visitors After Hurricane Irma

    The Florida Keys have reopened to visitors, exactly three weeks after Hurricane Irma impacted the island chain Sept. 10. Local officials chose Sunday, Oct. 1, as the official reopening date based on the speedy completion of significant infrastructure repairs, almost total restoration of utilities, and necessity of resuming the tourism-driven economy that employs about 50 percent of the Keys workforce.

    Marriott Announces Growth Of Collection To Include 100 Properties

    The Marriott International Convention & Resort Network (CRN) recently announced the growth of its collection to 100 hotels and resorts throughout the USA, Mexico, Caribbean and now Canada.

    2017 Top Music Meccas of the South

    “Top Music Meccas of the South” Based On Reader & Fan Votes This September, ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for those who plan events held within the South, asked readers and Facebook fans to vote for the cities they felt were the best places to enjoy music and to hold a meeting or event…. Read more »

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