• DNCC Partnering with PHLCVB and VFTCVB

     
    POSTED October 30, 2015
     

The 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee partnered with the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board to accommodate more than 35,000 expected participants. This partnership will help ensure a positive delegate experience and make sure they have a number of options to meet their needs during the event.
 
“Part of the reason the Democratic National Convention selected Philadelphia as our host city is because it has a great infrastructure,” says Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, CEO for the DNCC. “The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board are an instrumental part of that infrastructure. Together they provide hotel rooms, facilities and resources in a variety of locations that will help delegates and other participants navigate greater Philadelphia and maximize their convention experience. We are thankful for their partnership.” 


The convention is estimated to use more than 15,000 hotel rooms during the slated week in July 2016, and roughly 500 buses will be used to for transportation. To accommodate even more people, the DNCC expanded to include include properties in adjacent counties, allowing the DNCC the opportunity to work with both the PHLCVB and the VFTCB.

“It is truly exciting to be hosting a convention like the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which will provide invaluable exposure for our city,” says Julie Coker Graham, executive vice president, PHLCVB. “In addition to our superb hotel options, we are thrilled to be able to showcase to the convention delegates our walkability, our historic attractions like Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the National Constitution were signed, our many cultural institutions, our eclectic dining scene including intimate neighborhood restaurants as well as Top Chef-driven culinary experiences, and all of the other qualities that make Philadelphia one of the nation’s most sought-after cities for hosting a meeting.” 
 

Looking for inspiration for how to celebrate a landmark anniversary? Take some tips from the producers of San Antonio’s Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair (also known as Muertos Fest). Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022, the two-day festival partnered with ABC affiliate KSAT 12 for a two-hour special that aired to a national broadcast audience on Oct. 30. According to National Geographic magazine, the special introduced one of the best fall festivals in the United States to more than 100 cities across the country.

 

Have a wickedly good time at one of these haunted sites.

Although not officially declared a state until 1845, Texas was populated long before the 19th century. Its storied past has given rise to local legends and ghost sightings—so many, in fact, that Texas is consistently ranked among the most haunted states in the country. And why wouldn’t it be? After all, our oversized state has plenty of room for ghosts to roam and “stretch their legs.” Luckily for event planners, there are also a lot of places around Texas to scare up a good time for groups.

 

In 2020, COVID-19 forced the early closure of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Last year, select events were held in person. But in 2022, the rodeo was back in full force as it celebrated its 90th anniversary. Successfully staging the largest rodeo in the world relies on the contributions of 35,000 volunteers.