(Bowling Green, Ky.—August 19, 2013)—The editors of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning successful meetings and events held in the South, have officially selected Bowling Green as one of the “South’s Historic College Towns With Hip Group Appeal” in 2014. After an in-depth review of historic college towns across the South, editors narrowed their selections to one city in each state within the magazine’s 15-state coverage area.

“From preserved historic buildings and campus charm to nostalgic experiences and traditions, these college towns have a unique ability to offer groups an enriching opportunity that blends together the past, the present and the future,” said Marlane Bundock, editor and associate publisher of ConventionSouth. “Along with their historic ambiance, they provide numerous advantages to groups, such as vibrant yet retreat-like settings, walkability and access to hip entertainment, and resources for education, training and charity.”

The September issue of ConventionSouth will spotlight each of the editor’s hot picks, along with what makes these towns uniquely appealing to groups. Meeting and event planners from across the country will learn how to incorporate the historical and hip elements of each college town into their events and create a more meaningful and memorable gathering that capitalizes on the energy of each historic college campus.

“Bowling Green’s charming and progressive downtown that borders WKU is not only a great asset for meetings and event organizers, but also the nucleus of the city’s arts, music, entertainment, unique shopping, and event reception-friendly venues,” Vicki Fitch, Executive Director of the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, said.

Other college towns on the list include Gainesville, Fla., home of the University of Florida, Tuscaloosa, Ala., home to the University of Alabama and Knoxville, Tenn., home of the University of Tennessee.

Celebrating 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals across the country who are interested in booking meetings within the South.

For more details on ConventionSouth, please visit http://www.conventionsouth.com or contact Editor Marlane Bundock by phone at (251) 968-5316 or email at mbundock@conventionsouth.com

Contact: Telia Butler, PR Coordinator, Bowling Green Area CVB 270-782-0800; telia@visitbgky.com