A recent USA TODAY Reader’s Choice digital poll at 10best.com has named the best convention city in the USA. And you know us we love a good industry poll. Over a four week period via social media channels. USA Today and 10best.com invited convention participators to vote for their favorite convention destination. Voting from a list of twenty nominations voters came up with the number one convention city that landed in top spot. And the results are in.
A CVB can Help a Convention City to Land Top Spot
Tourism is one of our countries biggest businesses. If you happen to be an industry professional in a convention city that ranks big. It definitely helps.
One of the responsibilities of a Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is to attract visitors and planners to the city. Providing a “one stop shop” scenario for destination information and assistance. Amongst a whole bunch of other tasks they urge, inspire and support planners and visitors interested in their city. The CVB is also responsible to market their convention city and convention center to the masses. You know letting those in the biz and otherwise know how great a convention city they are. And help prepare and assist for meetings and business happenings. With the ultimate goal of attracting attention and business. And you just never know, maybe getting to the top spot as the number one convention city.
And the Winner of the Top Convention City is…
So drum-roll please…the best convention city in 2014 is Indianapolis, Indiana. With over 26 million yearly visitors. Ranking in the “top 25 most visited cities in the country”. And with an airport that accommodates 7 million passengers and 150 daily flights. Indianapolis, the 12th largest US city, is considered a dynamo of a destination. Including the 2012 Super Bowl this city has hosted some of the largest events to date in the US.
With the completion of a $275 million expansion, the Indiana Convention Center is one of the biggest convention centers nationwide. Located in the heart of Indianapolis surrounded by more hotels rooms (over 7100) than any other city and over 200 eateries, nightclubs and sports venues. Indianapolis is centrally located, affordable and convenient. Making it the perfect location for meetings and events. This city and convention center does everything they can to ensure your next experience is smooth sailing.
BEST Convention City Winners
Here are the winners of the top ten convention cities from the USA TODAY Reader’s Choice digital poll found at 10best.com.
1. Indianapolis, IN
2. Boston, MA
3. Nashville, TN
4. Salt Lake City, UT
5. Atlanta, GA
6. Denver, CO
7. New Orleans, LA
8. Washington, DC
9. Minneapolis, MN
10. Chicago, IL