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Category Archive: Convention Destination

  1. Why CVBs Are Invaluable

    Published on by Cynthia Schmidt

    When you think about visiting a new place, what do you look for? For most people, the answer is an experience. They look for the attractions and points of interest, restaurants and accommodations, and any other resources the area has to offer. A convention and visitors bureau is a gold mine not only for packets Read More

  2. Let’s Be Courageous and Revitalize Downtown

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    I would like to thank the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau board and community liaisons who attended our Annual Retreat last week at High Point University. These leaders are engaged and charged with moving the needle forward in High Point. Most of all, they understand that to make our city vibrant, we need to Read More

  3. High Point CVB Unveils Vision for Downtown

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    The recent High Point CVB board retreat resulted in an overall vision which involves a variety of organizations across the city working in unison.  All of the partners and board members contributed to creating this vision. Not only were many of the ideas amazing, but they were truly beyond anyone’s expectations.  We unveiled this vision Read More

  4. 7 Tips to Keep Meetings Exciting

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    Many companies and organizations are currently planning for next year’s annual meeting. Keeping recurring events like the annual meeting fresh and new is no easy accomplishment in today’s dynamic business climate where out with the old and in with the new is the expectation for nearly every occasion. Events must evolve with the times to Read More

  5. High Point – Setting a Hallmark for Hospitality

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Here in High Point, we are fortunate to have 75,000 people who come twice a year to spend a few days with us during the Furniture Market. However, many folks who live in High Point don’t realize we also have more than 100,000 visitors that come year round in addition to those that come during Read More

  6. Small Meeting Destination – Creative Team Building Ideas

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    When it comes to team building, the now-cliché “trust fall” from many years ago is long gone. These days, team building can take many forms: competitive cooking challenges, spirited bowling matches, golf outings and arcade games. A 2014 survey of meeting trends shows that team building continues to be a strong trend. Destination Hotels and Read More

  7. Meeting Trends for 2014: More Technology, Creativity and Engagement

    Published on by Nancy Bowman

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s 2014 Meeting & Events Trends report predicts a modest rise in business-related meetings and events this year, continuing a recent pattern of steady 1 to 2 percent annual growth. In its new report the global travel agency also discusses key trends that are shaping the events and meetings management industry. http://www.carlsonwagonlit.com/en/global/news_and_media/news_releases/2013/20131119-cwt-meetings-events-advises-2014-trends.html Highlights Read More

  8. The Importance of Face-to-Face Meetings

    Published on by Nancy Bowman

    As trade shows, sales meetings and conferences re-emerge in a world of tighter budgets, they are undergoing a seismic shift. Today face-to-face group meetings are designed with a well-defined purpose and a commitment to quantifying results. A study by an event marketing association found that last year 70 percent of event planners measured the activity Read More

  9. Top 10 of the Coolest Things You May Not Realize About the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    We are the only marketing organization for High Point as a tourism and convention destination and focuses on the critical task of bringing visitors in times other than the Furniture Market. We promote our city through our website, social media, collateral marketing materials, a statewide presence at tourism events and trade shows, an aggressive sales Read More