Convention and Visitors Bureau Predicts Strong 2014

There are just two days left in 2013, and if the Charleston Convention and Visitor's Bureau is on target, there is much to look forward to in 2014. The Convention and Visitor's Burea expects the coming year to be a good one, and says it has booked more than 17,000 rooms in the last six months, almost 5,000 more than they predicted. Many of bookings are coming from area events the Bureau signs up as they try to market themselves as a premiere destination. Already, conventions are booked for USA Boxing, Hot Rod Power Magazine Tour, and the American Cornhole Organization. Events booked by the Visitor's Bureau this year through 2017 will bring in almost $14 million. And once the Charleston Civic Center is renovated, that could bring in even more conventions. For more Charleston / Kanawha Valley news, go to WSAZ.COM