SEPTEMBER 2016
 
Dear Board of Directors, Dallas City Council, City of Dallas Officials and all Stakeholders:
The Executive Update is a brief monthly summary of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau activities and accomplishments, as well as other important industry news. My team and I invite you to review this update and if you have any questions about any of the information provided below, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or my team.
Best regards,
Phillip J. Jones, President/CEO
 
SALES & SERVICES
 
 
- Participated in the Professional Fraternity Association Tradeshow; Met with over 35 Executive Directors from professional fraternities/brought back four leads with over 3,000 hotel room nights for new business.
- During ASAE Five-Star Weekend Phillip J. Jones hosted 3 CEOs: Gregg Balko, Executive Director for SAMPE; Ford Bowers, President/CEO of SPECIALTY GRAPHIC IMAGING ASSOCIATION; and Arlene Pietranton, PhD, CAE – Chief Executive Officer of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, with Ford Bowers confirming having SGIA EXPO come to Dallas for a future year.
 
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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
 
VisitDallas.com
  • Visits: 262,258/up 15.1% from Aug. 2016
  • Unique users: 232,893/up 14.5% from Aug. 2016
  • Pageviews: 512,580/up 9.2% from Aug. 2016
Social Media
Main channels total: 196,890/up 5% from Aug. 2016
  • Facebook: 136,200 likes
  • Twitter: 33,630 followers
  • Instagram: 25,650 followers
  • Pinterest: 1,410 followers
Media FAMs
18 media from France, Scotland and the United States in the month of
September, ranging from luxury to LGBT.
 
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- Hosted a reception recognizing several local women in the hospitality industry that were among the Dallas Business Journal's 2016 Women in Business Awards recipients, Tourism Award Category

- Hosted the Greater Dallas Asian Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
 
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- In 2015-16 booked a record number of room nights, with significant growth in international tourism / booked more room nights in the past three years than in the preceding ten years combined.

- The National Travel & Tourism Office ranked Dallas as #2 city in U.S. for YOY overseas tourism growth.
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- Dallas selected to host 2017 USAV Girls' Junior National Championships

- Held four high school football games during inaugural Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase

- Supported Advocare Classic between Alabama and USC at AT&T Stadium
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STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
& MEMBERSHIP
The Dallas CVB welcomes our new members:
Accommodations/Services
Event Services
 
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