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Convention Boom in Cowtown

Record-breaking month in July.



    Convention Boom in Cowtown
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    The skyline of Fort Worth is reflected in the Trinity River Park waters.

    The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau reported a record number of booking for one month in the city's history.

    In July, the group book more than 69,000 meetings and convention room nights.

    There are repeat and new customers. The bookings are for meetings and conventions that will run into the year 2014. 

    “These outstanding results from our current sales and marketing efforts show the continued strength and vitality of Fort Worth’s meetings and convention industry,” said David DuBois, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau in a news release.  “With our new and renovated hotels; expanded Fort Worth Convention Center; and exciting attractions, restaurants and entertainment venues; we expect Fort Worth to be continue to be one of the premier meetings, convention, and tourism destinations in the nation.”

    During the 2008-2009 year, the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau saw record-breaking numbers. The group hosted 192,000 meetings and convention room nights, up 18 percent increase from the year before.