THE state of Texas, together with the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau and Dallas Fort Worth International airport ‘rode’ into the Quay Grand’s ECQ Bar last night, to host a travel industry gathering.
Phillip Jones, president/ceo, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau said Dallas had America’s sixth busiest convention market.
Dallas Convention Center which recently underwent a US$60M expansion and restoration is now connected to the brand new 1001 room, Omni Dallas hotel.
Jones said that since Qantas chose Dallas/Fort Worth as their American hub, visitor arrivals from Australia had risen by 90%.
Dallas, he revealed had the largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, one of the lures that is attracting two to three Australian conferences a month.
Pictured from left are: Mike Osbourne, Sandra Tiltman and Phillip Jones from Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.