Welcome to our special section — highlighting notable convention centers as well as convention and visitors bureaus and tourist boards — containing essential information for association meeting planners.
Many of the featured CVBs, centers, and tourist boards are also winners, by the vote of our readership, of our coveted Inner Circle Award for 2005 (see listing below). Readers ofmagazine chose these winners based on their high level of service, flexible function space, and the quality of food and beverage.
Check out pages 65 through 105 for a look at some of what's new with our highlighted CVBs, tourist boards, and convention centers.
CVBs and Tourist Boards
Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association
Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau
Daytona Beach (Fla.) Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jamaica Tourist Board
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Orlando/Orange County (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
Rosemont (Ill.) Convention Bureau
San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tourism Toronto/Toronto Convention & Visitors Association
COBO Conference/Exhibition Center, Detroit
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston
Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu
Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, Va.
Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Louisville
Las Vegas Convention Center
McCormick Place, Chicago
Oncenter Complex: Convention Center, War Memorial, Civic Center Theaters, Syracuse, N.Y.
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, Calif.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City
San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, Calif.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Wildwoods, NJ Convention Center