ConventionSouth Magazine Releases Its 2014 List Of Recreational Havens For Groups

Category:
Meetings
Release Date:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
Contact Person:
Marlane Bundock, Editor ConventionSouth – (251) 968-5316

GULF SHORES, Ala. (Sept. 30, 2013)—The Editors of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the South, have officially announced their 2014 list of the “South’s Surprising Recreational Havens For Groups.” This inaugural list was comprised by ConventionSouth’s editorial team in order to showcase destinations in the South that offer a surprising amount of recreational opportunities such as golfing, hiking and watersports, as well as numerous places to hold meetings and events. A total of 12 cities from across the Southern United States were selected.

“Meeting Planners and event organizers from across the country look for unique destinations in the South to hold their meetings and events, and ConventionSouth’s 2014 list of the ‘South’s Surprising Recreational Havens For Groups’ provides these planners with interesting insight on some of the South’s most unique cities for recreational fun,” said ConventionSouth Editor Marlane Bundock. “Cities with diverse recreational offerings bring an added layer of enjoyment to a meeting or event. This allows meeting planners to create unique themes during their events, infuse teambuilding and networking activities into their events, and increase attendance and attendee engagement. By adding the element of recreation into an event, meeting planners create a more memorable experience for attendees and therefore, increase the success of the gathering.”

ConventionSouth’s editorial team researched cities throughout the South and selected the following list of 12 cities based on several factors, including their unique and diverse recreational offerings, attractions, meeting venues and accommodations for groups. The November Issue of ConventionSouth will share this list with meeting planners from across the country that book meeting sites in the South. Cities appear in alphabetical order by city, county or region.

Albany, Georgia
Annapolis, Maryland
Auburn, Alabama
Chesapeake, Virginia
Columbia County, Georgia
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Kingsport, Tennessee
Palm Beach County, Florida
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Plano, Texas
Seminole County, Florida
Wichita Falls, Texas

ABOUT THE MAGAZINE: Celebrating 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is circulated to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country that book meetings held within the South, according to Bundock.

The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an economic development organization and non-profit authority of Moore County, North Carolina. The CVB mission is to promote the area as a destination for visitors, meetings, conventions and tours. The CVB is funded primarily by a three percent hotel / motel room occupancy tax paid by visitors to Moore County.

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