Dallas is Best Texas City for Destination Conventions
According to the recently released study from CVENT.com, the most popular city in Texas for destination conventions is Dallas. In the nation Dallas ranked eighth, one up from last year, behind attraction cities such as Chicago, Las Vegas, and New York City.
With two great airport hubs Dallas is convenient for attendees from across the country. The attractions in Dallas have also been expanding as a great sporting destination, a shopping hub and growing dinning scene.
Dallas currently boasts 141 hotels and 1,270,979 square feet of meeting space, and the benefits of new convention center hotel is attracting even more conventions.
The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau’s executive vice president and CFO, Matthew Jones has seen the numbers grow. “Last year was a record year, and this year is a record year as well,” he says. “We plan to have booked around 650 conventions and meetings this year. Right now, we’re looking at almost $900 million brought to the city for just this year.”
Source: Culture Map Dallas, Sept 1, 2013.
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