Conventions have been a blessing for many areas by bringing business when its most needed by the bus, train or plane load.
In 1999, more than 25,000 professional organization provided big business for America’s hospitality each year by booking rooms and space for conventions.
Beside the benefits conventions booked at the wrong time may cause the loss of regular return customers and can have the same effect on a resort hotel as bus-tourists have on fine dining.
Conventions, often seen as a modern way to increase business in downtown renewal areas as well as in far away resorts, have been around for quite some time.
During the Jackson era hotels were the place for political conventions. Almost all of the Jackson for President campaign was run out of inns and hotels.