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Roanoke Selected As Virginia’s
"Southern Hospitality City"
By ConventionSouth Magazine Editors

2013 SouthernHospitalityCitySeal


The Editors of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the South, have officially announced their Hot Picks for the 2013 "Southern Hospitality Cities." The list is comprised of one city from each state in the South (15 states total) and cities were selected based on in-depth research that focused on the following categories:

  • Historical/Quintessential  Tourism Areas
  • Service Standards, Politeness
  • Visitor-Friendly Traditions
  • Community Pride

"It is with great honor to recognize Roanoke as Virginia’s ‘Southern Hospitality City’ and one of 15 ‘Southern Hospitality Cities’ from across the South," said ConventionSouth Editor/Associate Publisher Marlane Bundock.  "Southern hospitality is a unique quality that destinations in the South have, and it’s more than just politeness, it’s a complete state-of-mind that collectively becomes a community-wide state-of-being. This includes a destination’s charming history and traditions. From its quintessential ambiance to its genuinely cordial people, Roanoke especially stands out as a destination with Southern hospitality. Meeting planners from across the country who are seeking a charming destination where true Southern hospitality makes their attendees feel safe and welcomed will find that Roanoke is an excellent option for their meetings and events."

Consider the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge for your next meeting or conference.  Let the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau staff assist you with your planning needs.


Catherine Fox
Director of Public Relations & Tourism
(540) 342-6025, ext. 114

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The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 Shenandoah Ave NE Roanoke VA 24016
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