Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:12:24 GMT — Albany has been named by the editors of ConventionSouth as one of the South TMs Surprising Recreational Havens For Groups according to information released by the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau.This inaugural list was comprised by ConventionSouth TMs editorial team in order to showcase destinations in the South that offer a surprising amount of recreational opportunities such as golfing, hiking and watersports, as well as numerous places to hold meetings and events.Meeting Planners and event organizers from across the country look for unique destinations in the South to hold their meetings and events, and ConventionSouth TMs 2014 list of the ~South TMs Surprising Recreational Havens For Groups TM provides these planners with interesting insight on some of the South TMs most unique cities for recreational fun, said ConventionSouth Editor Marlane Bundock. Cities with diverse recreational offerings bring an added layer of enjoyment to a meeting or event. This allows meeting planners to create unique themes during their events, infuse teambuilding and networking activities into their events, and increase attendance and attendee engagement. By adding the element of recreation into an event, meeting planners create a more memorable experience for attendees and therefore, increase the success of the gathering.It is an honor for Albany to be included in this list, Rashelle Beasley, Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau Manager, said. We are blessed to have wonderful sporting venues, attractions, events and hotels. We strive to create an experience for our conference attendees that will leave them wanting to return as a visitor.Albany is joined by 11 other cities and counties, including:Annapolis, MarylandAuburn, AlabamaChesapeake, VirginiaColumbia County, GeorgiaJefferson Parish, LouisianaKingsport, TennesseePalm Beach County, FloridaPinehurst, North CarolinaPlano, TexasSeminole County, FloridaWichita Falls, Texas
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