Category Archives: CVBs

Show Off Your City in the 2017 CVB Selfie Contest

We want you out of the office and celebrating your city—for our fourth annual selfie contest, which is officially underway! This year, we want you to show us a hidden gem in your city—something that will surprise tourists and even some of your fellow residents. It could be an activity nobody would expect people to…

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California Travel Ban Provokes Scorn and Cancellations

California’s ban on state-funded travel to states with LGBTQ discriminating laws has set off a range of reactions in the eight affected states, including a full-blown political feud in one of them. Tennessee’s state Senate passed a resolution mocking California and calling for the state to pass a reciprocal ban. A website in Alabama speculated state-funded California collegiate sports teams might not…

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Downtown Los Angeles: The Hottest Place to Meet

Walt Disney Concert Hall Claim to Fame: It’s hot, and getting hotter The city’s central business district has been on fire for more than a decade. Once nearly irrelevant to daily—or visitor—life in L.A. (unless you were stuck having a job or business there), it’s now a nexus of hip attractions, great hotels and restaurants,…

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11 Up-and-Coming Meeting Cities that Sizzle and Satisfy

Bird’s-eye view of Columbus, Ohio Emerging destinations for event planners to explore This year’s selection of 11 emerging U.S. cities consists of premium destinations for hosting business meetings, corporate events and association gatherings. From Northern California to the Colorado Rockies, from the Midwest to New England, and from the Southeast to the Lone Star state,…

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South Bend Invests in Meetings

Hilton Garden Inn South Bend South Bend, Indiana, is not the first city that comes to mind as a major event destination. In fact, the first thing that comes to mind is the University of Notre Dame and nationally televised football games. “When many people think of South Bend they immediately associate it with Notre…

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Akron Leverages Location

Akron Civic Theatre It’s shaping up to be a very good year for Akron. Ohio’s fifth largest city grew to prominence as a 20th-century tire-and-rubber empire (Goodyear still has its headquarters there). With waterfalls and national parks, PGA golf and pro football, amphitheaters and fine-arts, Akron is prospering today as a destination for business travelers…

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Atlanta Venues Offer Historical and Cultural Experiences

Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site “Historic sites in Atlanta are very popular with educational groups and hobby groups, as their attendees typically appreciate history and love guided tours,” Vaughn says. The unique history of Atlanta and its deep cultural influence provide ample options for memorable special events. On the edge of Centennial Olympic Park…

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What’s New in Atlanta?

College Football Hall of Fame Although it’s been a top-five U.S. city for meetings, conventions and trade shows for many years now, Atlanta has no intention of resting on its reputation for its excellent variety and quality of hospitality offerings for groups. More than 12,000 hotel rooms are within 1 mile of Georgia World Congress…

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