• Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau LAUNCHEd NEW SERVICES MICROSITE

     
    POSTED January 21, 2016
     

The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau (FWCVB) recently unveiled a new services microsite for meeting planners due to increased meeting attendance and a high number of requests. FortWorth.com/Plan offers tools and tips that allow clients to plan and promote a meeting seamlessly. 

“We wanted to create an online environment that is a one-stop shop for our customers,” said Nannette Eiland, FWCVB director of services. “The number of meetings serviced by the FWCVB has increased 28% in the past five years and we expect that number to continue to grow.”

The new site would offer clients with the exact tools for success along with appealing content to get their attendees excited about visiting the Fort Worth area.  Services of the new microsite include:

·         Easy to navigate tools menu

·         Dynamic video content

·         New marketing materials

·         Social media tips and best practices

·         New high-resolution destination photography

·         A “responsive” design that automatically fits any size device

·         Google maps, Yelp reviews and Open Table links

The City of Forth Worth has also begun discussions with developers to add a new convention center hotel downtown in a response to increased convention and hotel bookings. Meeting planners are encouraged to share and tweet their thoughts about the new site to @VisitFortWorth with the hashtag #SeeFortWorth. 

Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN) announces that SPINCon 2019 will take place November 3-5, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa. Registration for the three-day event is now open for senior-level planners with at least 10 years of full-time planning experience.

 

CWT was recently awarded a $450,000 grant by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, one of only six Minnesota companies selected this year.

The grant comes from the Job Creation Fund, which targets companies that are creating high-paying jobs in the state, while making the needed capital investments to support that growth. CWT is aiming to recruit 75 people over the next three years. It’s currently renovating its leased spaces at 701 Carlson Parkway to make way for the new hires.

 

The Orvis Fly-fishing endorsement at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa can be attributed to “a broad range of fly-fishing gear and equipment, talented and engaging guides, and a sustainable approach to fishing neighboring private waters on Ranch Creek and the Fraser River,” according to Brad Johnson, lead Orvis fly-fishing guide at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.