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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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Los Angeles Goes Virtual

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Thanks to its new Virtual Discovery Tour, Los Angeles Travel & Convention Bureau has made it easier than ever for planners to explore this destination. With new hotels and attractions popping up every day all over the…

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CVB Marketing Genius Makes Headlines

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Seattle Convention and visitor bureaus throughout the world produce cutting-edge marketing campaigns that are winning awards and making statements. The creative genius behind CVB promotional strategies not only fuel buzz that impact tourism and meetings, but help destinations tell their unique stories. Starting Jan. 9, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will launch a new global marketing and advertising campaign that…

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Sports Venues Score as Meeting Sites

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NRG Stadium, Houston Stadiums and ballparks move from hot dogs to haute deals It all started when the Beatles performed at Shea Stadium in the 1960s: a sports venue used for nonsporting events. Today, stadiums and arenas nationwide regularly open their doors to conventions, trade shows and conferences, offering all the essential ingredients for a…

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Top Convention Center Projects Underway in 2016

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Houston convention district Convention center projects around the globe signal a very bright future for meetings and events in the new year. From San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand, and Sydney to Aberdeen, Scotland, convention center projects include major expansions and new builds that are born from demand. Houston, Texas Houston’s downtown convention district is…

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Hugs and Kissimmee

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Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate Cozy up to another side of Greater Orlando Experience Kissimmee and Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate made Florida Encounter proud during the annual meetings and events trade show Nov. 30−Dec. 2. Often overshadowed by Orlando, one of the top meeting destinations in the world, next-door Kissimmee in Osceola County has…

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Authentic Australia

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“Australians are noted world travelers—you can’t go anywhere in the world without hearing an Aussie accent—but we have some of the most incredible, varied and dramatic scenery right here. I’ve been lucky enough to see most of…

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