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TN Convention, Visitors Bureaus Recognized by ConventionSouth

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development; Oct. 29, 2013:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, presented Tennessee convention & visitors bureaus with 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.

The winners included Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau; Gatlinburg Convention Center; Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center, Kingsport; The Park Vista, a DoubleTree by Hilton, Gatlinburg; The Peabody Memphis; Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism; Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Visit Knoxville: Knoxville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

This is the first time Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau has received the award.

Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best.

More than 6,500 voters participated this year in the selection process, the highest vote count ever recorded.

Each bureau will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2013 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. The issue will showcase some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation.

Celebrating over 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South.

For a complete list of winners, visit

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