tourism

Behind the Scenes: Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference

The saying that keeps running through my head after helping with the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference, held Sept. 14 – 16 in Breckenridge, is the one that involves not judging someone until walking a mile in his or her shoes. That is certainly true where meeting planners are concerned.

Meet Kristin Cox

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Kristin Cox was recently hired as sales association at Conference Chicago.  

1. What are you most looking forward to as the new sales associate for Conference Chicago? I’m most looking forward to cultivating new relationships within the hospitality industry and learning more about sales techniques in the meeting industry.

Meet Michelle Revuelta

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Michelle Revuelta was recently hired as the vice president of media relations for Choose Chicago.  

Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau Recognizes Staff Achievements, Makes New Hire

The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (announced that several staff members have received new certifications and also made a new hire.

A Western Slope Food Journey with Sheraton Denver Downtown Chefs

What happens when you meet up with two chefs and the food and beverage director from the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Colorado’s largest hotel (1,231 hotel rooms, 82 suites and 133,000 square feet of meeting and event space) on a food journey to find some of the Western Slope’s best growers and food producers? You catch a glimpse of how a large property is dialing into local for groups and leisure travelers and how a food team works together to brainstorm and make buying decisions.

Whitney Peak Hotel Reveals Renovation

The Whitney Peak Hotel is ringing in their incredibly successful first two years of operation with a newly-completed renovation. In order to meet the growing demand for meeting space in a non-smoking, non-gaming environment the Whitney Peak Hotel’s renovation has more than doubled the hotel’s meeting capacity.

LACC Reports Record Year

AEG Facilities, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, provides venue management and other specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. This management has recently gained attention from its management of the Los Angeles Convention Center, as its 2015–2016 fiscal year yielded exceptional results. LACC reported a successful financial and operational year-to-date with the venue exceeding revenue expectations and nearly tripling the prior year’s profits.

Arlington CVB Study Shows Positive Tourism Results

Almost 14 million visitors spent an estimated $1.4 billion last year in Arlington, Texas, according to a study conducted by Longwoods International. This study was prepared for the Arlington Convention & Visitor’s Bureau with a mission to provide an overview of Arlington’s tourism business in 2015. It included information about overnight and day visitors, how much visitors were spending and other relevant trends.

Winnebago County Sees Tourism Growth

Tourist spending in Rockford and Winnebago counties has continues to rise year after year—in 2015 it reached $349.91 million, a 3 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism.

"We are delighted to see such strong results again this year for the tourism economy in Winnebago County," says Roberta Holzwarth, board chair, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Sustained economic growth is crucial as we transform our region.”

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