JUN 2012

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Home ALABAMA ARKANSAS FLORIDA GEORGIA KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MISSISSIPPI NORTH CAROLINA OKLAHOMA SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE TEXAS VIRGINIA WEST VIRGINIA Planning Directory Planner Resources Meeting Site Showcase Fort Worth CVB INSIDER'S GUIDE By Selena Chavis The Fort Worth Water Gardens, near the Fort Worth Convention Center, serves as an oasis in the downtown concrete jungle. Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth and the surrounding communities like Hurst and Arlington, Texas, offer their own unique flavor, and each are experiencing growth. Whether itʼs the excite- ment of city-life and Western culture a group seeks or a quiet retreat from all the noise, the region has options to meet most any requirement. Fort Worth was recently named to Away.comʼs list of Top Ten U.S. Art Cities and a visit to the Cultural District with unveil why. Art is not the only attraction. Hugh Hunt of Hunt Conference Group said he books Fort Worth regularly due to the positive experiences he has had there. "Iʼm a big fan of Fort Worth. If it fits with my client, Iʼm going to try and go there," he said. Recently he hosted a regional conference for the Voluntary Protection Program Participantsʼ Association (VPPPA) that encompassed more than 2,000 room nights. The majority of the conference was held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, with the Omni Fort Worth serving as the headquarter hotel. "Weʼve gotten zero negative responses back from attendees," Hunt said. "That is most unusual!" Fort Worth CVB Rev Up Your Groups' Engines! Located in Denton County, The Texas Motor Speedway delivers fast-paced excitement for groups throughout the year, including races like the NASCAR Sprint Cup. 46 ConventionSouth JUNE 2012 www.con v

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