Analyzes historical convention center supply trends and provides a forecast of future of projects. Presented to the International Economic Development Council in June 2010 by Tom Hazinski, HVS Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities Consulting.
Group sales managers in hotels, convention and conference center, and CVB’s need to understand the reasons for lost business. This article presents a comprehensive approach to lost business analysis that helps increase group sales.
Recently public and private sectors have partnered in development of convention hotel properties; publicly owned and privately managed. This article highlights unique features of qualified management agreements and compares them to typical contracts.
In a critique of the Brookings Institution Research Brief on Convention Centers as Economic Development Strategy, the authors challenge the validity of the its findings and present an alternative view of the status of the convention center industry.
The author discusses trends in the public support of hospitality projects, which is becomming increasing common as municipalities seek to improve their competitive position in the convention and conference center business.
Looking only at new spending and income are not sufficient to determine public sector investment in hotel and tourism projects, and a broader definition and measurement of the economic impact of these projects is necessary.
The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority retained HVS International to analyze the feasibility of developing additional full-service convention hotel capacity in downtown Columbus, in the immediate vicinity of the Greater Columbus Conventi
In a presentation at the 2001 Annual Conference of the Government Officer's Association, Tom Hazinski, Managing Director of HVS Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities Consulting describes and critically examines the theory and practice of meas