Houston Matters

How Far Should Houston’s CVB Go to Get “Heads in Beds?”

Posted on · Houston, like any big city, seeks to draw tourists to town by hosting conventions and trade shows. The bigger the convention, the more people may visit the region, shop in our stores, eat in our restaurants and stay in our hotels — supporting local businesses and boosting tax revenue along the way. But attracting really big conventions is […]

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Is Houston Becoming a Spring Break Destination?

Posted on · South Padre Island, Cancun, Fort Lauderdale – they’re traditional spring break destinations, and each year they draw crowds. But according to the travel site Orbitz, some unexpected cities are seeing enormous growth in hotel bookings in March and early April, including exotic and romantic locales like Panama City, Dublin, Paris, and….Houston? Yep, according to Orbitz, […]

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Hotel Business in Houston Has Room to Grow

Posted on · More than 13 million people visited Greater Houston in 2012. (That’s the most recent data available from the Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau). And many of those visitors, when they were here, stayed in one of the area’s approximately 700,000 hotel rooms. And yet, there could be room for more hotels in Greater Houston. We explore the current […]