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Three Tips to Immerse Attendees in the Host City

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Incorporating the host city into the framework of the meeting is an effective way to enhance the content of the conference. With travel trends showing tourists’ increased interest in living like a local while visiting a destination, there is no better way to encourage attendees to take advantage of all a city has to offer. Whether you’re breaking out of the meeting room, socializing offsite or utilizing a local food truck as the event caterer, giving your meeting a local twist invites meeting goers to immerse themselves into the community. 


Host in Local Hotel

While attendees might flock to the flagship or host hotels, consider a boutique hotel as overflow to showcase the destination. In Lubbock, the DoubleTree by Hilton offers the best of both worlds by giving the comfort and familiarity of a well-known property as well as incorporating local flair through design and cuisine; meanwhile, just a few streets over, the Cotton Court Hotel pays tribute to the area’s cotton and music history. 

Lubbock’s local hotels feature great event spaces

Add Local Cuisine

Cuisine is a tasty way to connect attendees to your host city, and locally sourced ingredients featured at Lubbock’s The Nicolett or at local food trucks do just that. In Lubbock, impress guests with the original food truck, the chuckwagon! Our western roots are on display for all to devour. For a nightcap, include a signature cocktail; you might learn an intriguing story like the creation of Lubbock’s classic Chilton.

Try adding a signature cocktail to your event

Choose Location-Specific Oddities

Bring the culture of the region to life with attractions like the Buddy Holly Center and the National Ranching Heritage Center. You might even find a quirky yet charming local favorite at places like Prairie Dog Town!

Bring attendees to local Lubbock attractions 

With specialty items like coffee, honey, and destination stickers, CVBs are a great resource to partner with to highlight the destination as well. 

Each host city exhibits a unique character, giving insight to the nature of the community. Here people are eager to showcase the West Texas way of life.