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5 Green Pointers for Eco-Friendly Meeting Planners

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The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, is doing its part to reduce the Beltway’s carbon footprint. The center, which offers 250 meeting rooms comprising 265,000 sq. ft. of event space, is celebrating Earth Day 2017 by encouraging meeting planners to go green. Located about 40 miles from Washington, D.C., the conference center has 917…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Houston

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Monument Au Fantome in Discovery Green Amid all the hype about the Super Bowl, you probably heard that Houston has had a makeover. New hotels, renovations and restaurants have transformed this bustling metropolitan city into a must-visit destination. So much has changed in the last few years to transform Houston into a nearly brand new…

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What Planners Need to Know About San Francisco’s Moscone Center Expansion

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Rendering courtesy of mosconeexpansion.com Now past the halfway point, the multiyear, $500 million expansion of San Francisco’s Moscone Center is making progress toward a late 2018 completion date. We recently talked with John Reyes, executive vice president and chief sales officer for San Francisco Travel, who filled us in on construction plans and facility upgrades….

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Philadelphia Records Highest-Ever Convention Booking Year

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Philadelphia’s prestige as a meeting destination dates to 1774, when the Continental Congress assembled in Carpenter’s Hall. Centuries later, that reputation continues to thrive. The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) reported 2016 as its highest-ever convention booking year, having secured 713 events using 903,199 hotel room nights for future years. Compared to 2015, the…

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Virginia’s Perfect 10

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For more than 47 years, Virginia has lured visitors with the promise, “Virginia is for lovers.” Martin & Woltz Inc., the Richmond-based agency that created the campaign, originally considered multiple variations on that theme:

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Downtown Meetings in the Heart of the Urban Jungle

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San Francisco skyline 8 cities revamped their downtown districts to better accommodate attendees When you want to get to know a city, it’s best to start at its heart: the downtown district. Downtowns in America are booming, with billions of dollars being put forward for renovations and new construction to make them more meeting-friendly. Whether…

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San Francisco Sets 2016 Tourism Records

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Moscone Center No doubt bolstered by the Super Bowl, which took place in the Bay Area last February, San Francisco achieved 2016 tourism records for the seventh consecutive year, according to San Francisco Travel. San Francisco drew a total of 25.1 million visitors in 2016 for an increase of 2.3 percent over 2015. Visitors to San Francisco city and county accounted for $9.69 billion…

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