MAR 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ M A R C H 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 12 At a time when there's a great deal of emphasis on provid- ing new experiences for meeting participants, it's easy to overlook the value of having a group return to a place that has received high ratings from previous event attendees. But whether it's cost, convenience, amenities, the pleasure of being greeted by familiar faces or all these elements com- bined, meeting planners say they value the local knowledge that CVBs offer when it comes to helping groups find the best places to eat, sleep, meet, play and relax. How CVBs Help Planners Find The Best Places To Eat, Sleep, Meet, Play & Relax By Marcia Bradford Local Knowledge 2018 Meeting Industry Trends Report Note: For the purposes of this article, the term CVB includes such entities as tourism bureaus and tourism development councils, as well as convention and visitors bureaus.

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