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Travmar connects groups of all sizes with professional wedding planners, meeting sourcing specialists and writers that find and deliver local resources wherever they're needed.  Contact us today!

As the economy heats up, competing for the right destination and venue may require a professional's touch. has been successful since 1996 and will help you find the best.

Who doesn't need help planning a wedding? The new version of will put you in touch with experts who can help. Stay tuned as we work on our elegant redesign! Identifies Best Cities for Conventions for 2018

posted Jan 4, 2018, 2:02 PM by John Horchner

One hundred and sixty-three cities were compared across six convention site selection factors: Affordability, Ease of Access, Safety, Walkability, Promotional Appeal and a new measured factor, Weather.

The three best cities identified for large conventions are Las Vegas, Miami and San Francisco. All were in the top five last year. Seven second-tier cities were picked for mid-sized conventions using the same criteria – the top three in that category are Charlotte, Austin, TX and new comer Providence, RI. For smaller groups of less than 1000, Tacoma, WA again appears as a top pick followed by Silicon Valley and Chattanooga, TN, along with five others.

For the complete list of all 25 best convention cities for 2018, please visit:

Relaunch of - It's all done!

posted Jan 25, 2017, 1:53 PM by John Horchner   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 5:07 AM ]

After countless hours, the redesign of went live this year. Unlike in the past, when five programmers and a huge budget were required, this time we used a (very) small team and focused mainly on the content portion because programming headaches although not gone were minimized.

So, what content did we use to kick things off? Three types of “best of” lists appear on the front-page as content – along with the general search.

12 Picks for the Best Convention City in 2017
A List of 'Second-Tier' Convention Cities

The lists are fun to create and are already getting good traffic but can we really say it’s done? No, this is just a starting point. We’re missing the participation of the very groups that the website serves. For this, we’re adding several places and ways all parts of the market can comment and engage.

Meeting planners can add comments on areas they’ve visited. Meeting sourcing pros can recommend facilities. which may be incorporated into fascinating reports. 

Finally, Convention and Visitor’s Bureaus are encouraged to either claim or add their listing and include staff contacts that can show convention buyers around. Although we're proud of our “best of” lists, they can never replace a visit to a place.

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