Reunions are big business for hotels, caterers and even T-shirt makers. The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau plans to host a reunion planning workshop in February for people who are in charge of an upcoming family, class or military reunion.
The workshop is billed as a one-stop shop for how to plan a reunion, according to the bureau’s Kevin Flowers, a convention sales manager and point person for reunion-related questions for the past eight years.
Plans for the Rendezvous South trade show were unveiled at the Shreveport Convention Center, which saw a decline in bookings during the economic downturn.
Credit Kate Archer Kent
The convention business hit the skids during the Great Recession. Now, with gradual signs of economic recovery, Shreveport-Bossier convention and tourism officials want to attract larger meetings to the area.
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will be bringing in 35 meeting planners later this year to participate in a new trade show that is billed as a one-stop shop for booking a destination.