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Cvent’s Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations

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Not long after announcing its top 100 U.S. meeting hotels, leading event management software provider Cvent has released its annual list of top meeting destinations. To create it, Cvent analyzed 5,000 U.S. cities from the Cvent Supplier Network. The rankings, which include 50 U.S. cities and 50 cities from around the world, are determined by…

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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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First Person with Elliott Ferguson of Destination DC

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Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC What key features does the city offer to meeting planners and attendees? Today’s meeting planners are looking for a value-added approach to the cities they choose, and D.C. is a place where sectors can thrive, including medical, bio/pharmaceutical, education and technology. D.C. is now considered a hub…

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Volunteers Offer Support in Oakland Despite Rainy Weather

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As part of Tourism Cares’ initiative to support Oakland tourism, 175 volunteers offered helping hands on March 23 and 24. Oakland was chosen for the 2017 Tourism Cares for our Cities Series and remains the only West Coast city to participate this year. In a joint effort, Tourism Cares and Visit Oakland set up volunteer…

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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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Anaheim and Vancouver: Cross-Promotional Cheerleaders

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As architects of meetings and conventions designed to foster creative collaboration, planners undoubtedly will appreciate the cross-promotional partnership between Tourism Vancouver and Visit Anaheim. The pairing originated at Destination Marketing Association International’s annual convention, where teams from the two destination-marketing organizations realized that both cities could benefit from a campaign focused on teamwork rather than…

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Record-Breaking 23 Million Visit Anaheim in 2016

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Record-breaking is becoming routine in Anaheim. For the fourth consecutive year, the city surpassed its previous high mark for visitor volume. Last year, 23 million visitors streamed into the Orange County metropolis to enjoy its signature attractions and attend events at Anaheim Convention Center, the largest on the West Coast. The total represents a 2.3…

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The Oregon Meeting Trail

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Back in the 1800s, Fort Vancouver, Washington, just north of Portland, was the finish line for The Oregon Trail. Thousands of fur trappers, pioneers, business owners and missionaries traveled 2,170 miles across seven states as part of…

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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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