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    Three Reasons Tier-Two Cities Make Your Event Better

     
    POSTED October 30, 2018
     
  • Sponsored

    Three Reasons Tier-Two Cities Make Your Event Better

     
    POSTED October 30, 2018
     
  • Sponsored

    Three Reasons Tier-Two Cities Make Your Event Better

     
    POSTED October 30, 2018
     
  • Sponsored

    Three Reasons Tier-Two Cities Make Your Event Better

     
    POSTED October 30, 2018
     
  • Sponsored

    Three Reasons Tier-Two Cities Make Your Event Better

     
    POSTED October 30, 2018
     

Sponsored by Destination El Paso

Choosing a city for your event can be a difficult task. With budget constraints, travel logistics and the sheer number of choices available, it can be easy to default to a larger, more-familiar city to host your event. However, it’s the tier-two cities that prove to be a treasure trove of unique experiences, and they’re often more accommodating and affordable than their larger counterparts.

Don’t be afraid to challenge the norm! Here’s what you can gain by getting off the beaten path when booking your next host city.

You'll Be Treated Like Royalty

It can be difficult for cities in larger markets to give your event the attention it deserves. But in tier-two cities, every event is important, and their DMOs work particularly hard to make sure you and your attendees are more than satisfied.

Large-market cities will always have a bigger, “more important” event to take care of. So if you think they’ll kick off your event with something fun like a personalized greeting at the airport, you might be mistaken.

Your Budget Will Feel Like Double

Cities in secondary markets can also offer lower rates for nearly every aspect of your meeting or event. Hotel rooms, meeting and event spaces, transportation, food and beverage, entertainment … it’s all more affordable in these cities.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a tier-two city that doesn’t strive to make your event as cost-effective and successful as possible. For example, secondary-market DMO Destination El Paso utilizes incentives that can often save you money, giving you the extra room in your budget to make your event even better!

Your Guest Will Have Something to Email Home About

Hosting your event in a tier-two city means your attendees can see places they may have never seen before, and that’s a great way to build some excitement. For example, did you know there's a secondary market in Texas with the largest urban state park in the nation? It’s true! In El Paso, you can take a ten-minute ride from the Downtown convention center and hit the trails at Franklin Mountains State Park. Or you could spend an afternoon sipping on margaritas in a hotel with ties to the Mexican Revolution. Or maybe even check out some ghost tours and learn the exciting history of Wild West cowboys, outlaws and gunslingers.

Goodbye, same ol’ Texas. Hello, unique adventure!

Sponsored by Destination El Paso

Visit El Paso can help you deliver unforgettable experiences on any budget. Whether you’re interested in the area’s colorful past or its big-picture future, there’s something for everyone. Visit El Paso proudly offers free meeting planning services to include locating affordable accommodations, transportation options, and additional meeting venues. We also provide complimentary welcome and promotional items to qualifying groups.

With its casual college town vibe, thriving music and arts scenes, and independent cowboy culture, Denton is a city of originals. So, it only makes sense that planners looking for a unique location would choose the north Texas city.

 

The City of Arlington has had several reimaginations over the years. It was a frontier outpost and the site of the historic Battle of Village Creek. Thanks to its rich soil fed by the waters of Trinity River and its proximity to the Texas and Pacific Railway, it was an agricultural center and market town for neighboring farms. And, most surprising of all, it was once the largest gambling destination in the country, drawing the famous and infamous, including Clark Gable, Mae West, Al Capone, and Bonnie and Clyde.

 

Texas’s Big Bend Country is a beautifully orchestrated mix of extremes—from mountains to plains and deserts to forests. Named for the curve the Rio Grande River makes as it traces the border of Texas and Mexico, it’s home to Big Bend National Park, an 880,000-acre wilderness playground that is ripe for engaging outdoor activities and team-building exercises. When traveling to the region for a retreat or conference, here are some spots to stay.

Lajitas Golf Resort