Beaumont CVB

Family reunions benefit Southeast Texas economy

Family reunions do more than just bring people together that haven’t seen each other in years or may have never even met. They also benefit the economy.

According to Freddie Willard, director of Sales at the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau, in 2015 there were 15 family reunions that had an economic impact of $1,137,263. In 2016, Beaumont saw 19 family reunions that had an economic impact of $1,282,244. These numbers includes money spent on hotels, food and entertainment, Willard said.

Beaumont CVB receives top honors at TACVB Idea Fair

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced its winnings in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in El Paso Aug. 15-19.
“Our team continues to prove themselves year after year with award-winning initiatives, and this year is no different,” Beaumont CVB Executive Director Dean Conwell said. “With only three submissions, our team came home with six awards. To me, that speaks volumes about the level of talent we have here.”