Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau Selected as 2015 HelmsBriscoe Destination Partner of the Year

DALLAS – (June 20, 2016) The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau (Dallas CVB) is pleased to announce that it has been named the HelmsBriscoe 2015 Destination Partner of the Year. The announcement was made on June 8 during the Opening General Session of the 2016 HelmsBriscoe Annual Business Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dallas CVB earned the award for providing outstanding service and support to both HelmsBriscoe associates and their clients, as voted by HelmsBriscoe Associates.

"We truly value the partnership we have with HelmsBriscoe and are thrilled to receive tihs award," said Phillip Jones, President and CEO of the Dallas CVB. "HelmsBriscoe has helped increase awareness of our destination and services throughout their international network, resulting in a notable increase in the number of meetings and events held in Dallas. We are truly proud of the success we've achieved together."

A global leader in meeting procurement, HelmsBriscoe is the highest volume purchaser in the meetings and events industry, boasting an expansive and experienced network of associates – more than 1,200 in more than 55 countries.   

To learn more about HelmsBriscoe, please visit www.helmsbriscoe.com. 

About Visit Dallas

The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau's goal is to market Dallas as the ideal convention and visitor destination to the regional, national and international marketplace and to favorably impact the Dallas economy through meetings and tourism. The Dallas metro area is the leading business and financial center in the Southwest, offering visitors an unparalleled array of amenities and a central location with two major airports with more domestic nonstop flights than any other U.S. city. As the ninth-largest U.S. city, and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, the Dallas area is the top visitor destination in Texas. In 2015, Dallas partnered with CityPASS, the company that packages discounted, prepaid admission to a city's top attractions. Now, travelers to Dallas can save 41 percent off admission to the city's top attractions: the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, a choice between the Dallas Zoo and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and a choice between the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. For more information, visit visitdallas.com.

About Helms Briscoe

HelmsBriscoe is the global leader of independent site selection and RFP services for over 8,000 corporate, association and government clients that plan off-site meetings and conferences. HelmsBriscoe associates accelerate the decision making process for meeting planners by researching hotels and other meeting venues that match their clients' criteria, negotiating rates and concessions by leveraging its volume purchasing power, and facilitating the contracting process. Founded in 1992, HelmsBriscoe offers the industry's most respected network of procurement specialists, with 800 associates spanning 31 countries. HelmsBriscoe combines its highly experienced global distribution with proprietary knowledge databases of 36,000 hotels containing more than five years of rate histories, the documented experiences and insights from its associates and clients, and a proprietary electronic RFP tool. For more information, visit www.HelmsBriscoe.com.


Stephanie Faulk
Public Relations / Outreach Manager
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