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Posted on: November 12, 2014

Plano, Texas Named Top 10 Southern City For Meetings


When it comes to being the ultimate group and business meeting host, Plano, Texas, is one of the best in the South. That is the findings of the editors of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the southern states. Plano is among 10 cities on the source’s 2015 “Rising Destinations For Meetings” list.

“Plano has a lot to offer meeting planners in the way of accommodations, event planning, and entertainment,” Visit Plano Director Mark Thompson said. “Our convenient location, new hotel properties, chic shopping and dining, and variety of attractions help set Plano apart for a very special meeting attendee experience.”

The other nine cities joining Plano on the “Rising Destinations For Meetings” list this year are:

- Daytona Beach, Florida
- Hilton Head, South Carolina
- Jekyll Island, Georgia
- Little Rock, Arkansas
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Odessa, Texas
- Owensboro, Kentucky
- Rome, Georgia
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The 10 destinations were selected by ConventionSouth’s editorial team based on research on hundreds of destinations across 16 states in the South and the Caribbean Seas Region. Editor’s selections were based on each destination’s increased and enhanced offerings as a location for groups, meetings and events.

“Our ‘Rising Destinations For Meetings’ list is a very elite group of destinations,” said ConventionSouth Editor Marlane Bundock. “All destinations that made the list are enhancing their traveler experience with projects that specifically increase the level of appeal for groups and meeting planners. Each city has especially become a destination to watch within the meetings industry due to increasing its assets to meetings and groups.”

The December Issue of ConventionSouth will share this list with meeting planners along with winners from other award categories.

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