Category Archives: CVBs

Category Archives: CVBs

Category Archives: CVBs

Category Archives: CVBs

Category Archives: CVBs

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Record-Breaking Year for San Francisco Tourism

CVBsDestinationsTravel

San Francisco tourism reached record numbers in 2015, welcoming a total of 24.6 million visitors for an increase of 2.7 percent from 2014.  Leisure visitors and business visitors also rose 2.7 percent, with 18.9 and 5.8 million, respectively. Tourism accounted for $9.3 billion in spending, according to San Francisco Travel.  Visitors spent $8.5 billion for an increase of 3.4 percent over…

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Destination Management Companies

Study Identifies Pros and Cons of Destination Management Companies

Case StudyCVBsMeeting Planning

The Incentive Research Foundation has published an illuminating study on the relationship between destination management companies (DMCs) and meeting planners based in the United States. Researchers examined some of the perceived strengths and weakness of each group, as well as the impact of technology and existing marketing efforts. Based on more than 200 responses from…

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Honors Roll In for Convention and Visitors Bureaus

CVBsDestinations

Todos Santos Fountain, Concord, California Smart Meetings enjoys great relationships with convention and visitors bureaus throughout North America, so it’s always exciting to see our friends in the news. This month is turning out to be a rewarding time for a few of our favorite CVBs. As its slogan suggests, “Diablo Valley, Defying Expectations” did just that when its…

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Category Archives: CVBs

Lonely Planet named Philly

Lonely Planet named Philly Best Place to Visit in the U.S.

Convention CentersCVBsEventsIndustry EventsNews

Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia is certainly an apropos destination for medical meetings, with stellar universities that help contribute to research and provide access to experts and speakers. The region is also home to numerous pharmaceutical companies that are critical to well-being and host conferences, which demand accurate reporting about compensation and travel awarded to medical…

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Live Updates: MPI Northern California’s Annual Conference Kicks Off

Convention CentersCVBsIndustry EventsMeeting PlanningSpeakers

The Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter is hosting it’s annual conference and expo Wednesday, Feb. 10 in San Francisco, and the Smart Meetings team is onsite to learn about everything new the industry has to offer. The conference, held at Moscone West, features 17 professional development sessions for meeting planners at every level –…

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