Finding a venue is one of the first decisions a meeting planner makes. Its size and location can make a big impact on meeting attendance. The Sheraton Tysons Hotel—managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts—located outside of Washington, DC, is helping planners choose by offering a package for planners booking through 2020.
Visit Philadelphia, which began as a three-year experiment to increase tourism to the area, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. During the two decades of its existence, the CVB has succeeded in drawing large numbers of people to the area, with 41 million people visiting in 2015—a 54 percent increase from 1997.