Tacoma has landed on a national list of the “Twelve Top Convention Cities in the USA for 2017,” a ranking compiled by MeetingSource.com For small conventions, Tacoma made the list of the Top 4.
A total of 176 convention cities were scored and ranked for five primary selection factors: Affordability, Ease of Access, Safety, Walkability and Promotional Appeal. The South Sound destination scored highest for affordable hotel rooms and walkability, summarized as 4 stars out of 5 total.
“Reviewing the list is a quick way to find the country’s top convention destinations based on five of the most important convention site selection factors,” said John Horchner, author of the study. “The information is useful for both the convention planner and their attendees, when making the difficult decision as to where to land for their next major event.”
For the local folks at Travel Tacoma, this independent endorsement can only help to attract larger scale meetings that will fill Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, along with local hotel rooms.