Wichita Falls Named 1 of 12 “Surprising Recreational Havens for Groups”




Marlane Bundock, Editor


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ConventionSouth Magazine Releases Its 2014 List Of 
“South’s Surprising Recreational Havens For Groups”


GULF SHORES, Ala. (Sept. 30, 2013)—The Editors of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the South, have officially announced their 2014 list of the “South’s Surprising Recreational Havens For Groups.” This inaugural list was comprised by ConventionSouth’s editorial team in order to showcase destinations in the South that offer a surprising amount of recreational opportunities such as golfing, hiking and watersports, as well as numerous places to hold meetings and events. A total of 12 cities from across the Southern United States were selected.


 “Meeting Planners and event organizers from across the country look for unique destinations in the South to hold their meetings and events, andConventionSouth’s 2014 list of the ‘South’s Surprising Recreational Havens For Groups’ provides these planners with interesting insight on some of the South’s most unique cities for recreational fun,” said ConventionSouth Editor Marlane Bundock. “Cities with diverse recreational offerings bring an added layer of enjoyment to a meeting or event. This allows meeting planners to create unique themes during their events, infuse teambuilding and networking activities into their events, and increase attendance and attendee engagement. By adding the element of recreation into an event, meeting planners create a more memorable experience for attendees and therefore, increase the success of the gathering.”


ConventionSouth’s editorial team researched cities throughout the South and selected the following list of 12 cities based on several factors, including their unique and diverse recreational offerings, attractions, meeting venues and accommodations for groups. The November Issue of ConventionSouth will share this list with meeting planners from across the country that book meeting sites in the South. Cities appear in alphabetical order by city, county or region.

Albany, Georgia

Annapolis, Maryland

Auburn, Alabama

Chesapeake, Virginia

Columbia County, Georgia

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Kingsport, Tennessee

Palm Beach County, Florida

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Plano, Texas

Seminole County, Florida

Wichita Falls, Texas


ABOUT THE MAGAZINE: Celebrating 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is circulated to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country that book meetings held within the South, according to Bundock.