Ten Southern destinations have been named 2015 rising destinations for meetings by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine. The selections follow research on hundreds of destinations in 16 states in the South and the Caribbean seas region. They were based on each destination’s increased and enhanced offerings as a location for groups, meetings and events. The 10, in […]
If you’re a meeting planner looking to accommodate groups up to 8,000 in New Orleans, look no further than the French Quarter Connection, a partnership between the New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton New Orleans hotels. The two, both on Canal Street, have 170,000 square feet of meeting space and 97 meeting rooms between them, with […]
Need a fun signature drink for a meeting in the Big Easy? Old New Orleans Rum is locally owned and operated by artist James Michalopoulos. Four varieties are available: Crystal, Amber, Cajun Spice and the oak barrel-aged Ten Year Special Edition.
April and May brought a rash of natural disasters that affected destinations along the Mississippi River, in western Alabama and in southwestern Missouri. Visit Tuscaloosa (Ala.), in partnership with the city’s media outlets, has launched Recover Tuscaloosa, an online news site dedicated to sharing positive and inclusive news about the recovery from the devastating tornados […]
By Jan Tolle MacDonald, CMP, CMM It’s my last day in New Orleans, and I will depart for Minneapolis where the expected temperature is -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Since I work for Travel Alberta, I should say -28 degrees Celsius, even though Canadians are so smart they know both systems. The irony is that Alberta is […]
If you have to make a big impression or arrange a very special small meeting for your top CEO, here’s a coast-to-coast list of 10 of the best new restaurants from one of the country’s top food critics, Frank Bruni of The New York Times. Featured restaurants include O Ya in Boston, Ubuntu in Napa […]