Founded in 1849, Waco has been hosting conventions for quite a long time—since 1856, in fact. Its central location has consistently made it a popular site for Texas groups.
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Karen Staples was recently hired as the Northeast director of convention sales for Visit Salt Lake in Utah.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as Northeast director of convention sales for Visit Salt Lake?
With the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport just 10 miles away, Grapevine is ideally located for meeting and convention groups from around the country. “We’re a four-hour plane ride from every major U.S. city,” says Leigh Lyons, director of communications at Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Condé Nast Traveler magazine has recognized Two Roads Hospitality in 19 categories in the hotel and results section for their 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
IT’S RARE TO FIND A SMALL TOWN WITH THE ABILITY to cater to travelers seeking modern, plush amenities. Sure, there are towns that are quaint and cozy, full of bed-and-breakfasts (think Napa or Aspen) that satisfy. But there’s a small, charismatic town nestled just outside of Austin that truly combines charming small-town hospitality with outdoor adventures, pristine scenery, easy access to a major airport and modern venues and hotels that are pros at accommodating everything from families to large groups of professionals.