Monday, December 19, 2011

DCVB to Host Second Family Reunion Workshop

At their most basic, family reunions present an opportunity to reconnect with relatives. A great family reunion will be remembered long after the event has come to a close and family members have returned to their respective homes. For those looking to host a great family reunion in Durham, NC, the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau is there to help.

The DCVB will host its second Family Reunion Workshop on Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 8am-1pm at the Marriott at Research Triangle Park.  The seminar is open to family reunion planners looking to Durham as the host city for future reunions.

The workshop includes breakfast and lunch, as well as opportunities for attendees to meet with vendors and attend instructional sessions. The workshop is free but requires advance registration.  Exhibitors will include Durham hotels, attractions, printing companies and more.  Those interested in exhibiting should contact DCVB.

In Summer 2011, family reunions brought over 5042 attendees and 1683 hotel room nights to Durham.  Since these figures represent just the reunions DCVB worked with, they are only a percentage of all reunions occurring in Durham, and their resulting economic impact is even greater.

As Durham's official marketing agency, DCVB works to get the destination on the list for consideration for visitation and meeting, and these seminars are part in parcel of the fulfillment of that role.

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