Greenville-Pitt County CVB Honored with Annual Readers’ Choice Award

GULF SHORES, AL — The Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Greenville, NC) was recently honored by ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, with a 2018 Readers' Choice Award for the third consecutive year.

"ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

The Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau is among 320 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities, and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice 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. With over 7,000 voters participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has been the most successful and engaging year yet!

“We are excited to receive the ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award for the third year in a row,” stated Andrew Schmidt, Executive Director of the Greenville-Pitt County CVB. “It is an honor to be consistently recognized by our meeting planners as a destination with outstanding meeting facilities and convention services that create a quality meeting experience for attendees.”

Since creation in 2001, this is the third time that Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau has received the award, making it an even greater honor to present it with a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award. Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2018 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. “Featuring peer advice and trade secrets from our Meeting Professionals to Watch in 2019, our Awards Issue is one of the most popular must-read resources within the meetings industry,” O’Connor said. Celebrating over 35 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, according to O’Connor.

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