Bowling Green, Ky.—December 21, 2015—Bowling Green is no. 4 on the ConventionSouth Top 12 List of “The South’s Cool Spots for Summer Meetings.” ConventionSouth, a leading meeting planning resource for over 30 years, is a magazine based out of Gulf Shores, Ala., and has a readership of more than 18,000 meeting professionals across the country.

Earlier this month, ConventionSouth editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 60 meetings destinations that are well-fit for summer meetings as they offer escape from summer heat. From those 60 “Cool Spots,” fans were asked to vote for top picks. Bowling Green reached the fourth slot on the list. The complete Top 12 list includes:

1. Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2. Greeneville, Tennessee

3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

4. Bowling Green, Kentucky

5. Huntington, West Virginia

6. Chattanooga, Tennessee

7. Gulf Shores, Alabama

8. Outer Banks, North Carolina

9. Virginia Beach, Virginia

10. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

11. Alexandria/Pineville, Louisiana

12. Hot Springs, Arkansas

 “The 2016 list of the ‘South’s Cool Spots For Summer Meetings’ provides these planners with interesting insight on some of the South’s milder temperature destinations,” ConventionSouth Editor Marcia Bradford said. “By offering a place to stay cooler during the hot summer months, meeting planners can boost attendance and create a more comfortable experience for participants and therefore, increase the success of the gathering.”

The Top 12 cities will be featured in the January issue of ConventionSouth.

“This is very exciting news and we can use this in 2016 sales and promotional materials to market Bowling Green,” Telia Butler, Public Relations Manager at the Bowling Green Area CVB, said. “Our sales and marketing teams will be able to tout another feather in Bowling Green’s cap of unique hosting opportunities.”

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