Author: Rebecca Woodland

Convention Sales Manager, Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rebecca is a fan of historic hotels, walking tours, wine, bicycling adventures and beach vacations. Enthusiastic museum-goer, theater-buff, and Bed & Breakfast devotee who prefers tearooms, cafés & local eateries. She enjoys ballroom dancing, ballet, and singing with her church choir. She's also a credentialed Group Fitness Professional and holds instructor certifications in LaBlast® Fitness, Zumba™, Spinning® Aquatic, Barre Basics, and other Group Xercise formats. 

In her career as Convention Sales Manager, Rebecca works diligently to secure future convention and meeting business for Beaumont. Her markets include Social, Military, Educational, Religious and Fraternal organizations. Her expertise, talent and polished flair afford 'a little something extra' to her client's meeting experience.

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau  sales team creates relationships with local meeting organizers whose role is to host the district, region or state association’s meeting or convention in Beaumont. Therefore, the sales team is tasked with educating the locals about the benefits of working with the Beaumont CVB when planning their meeting or overnight event. To build local awareness about these complimentary CVB services, the Beaumont CVB hosts a biennial Holiday Open House at the Beaumont CVB. Through this experience, the CVB has the knowledge on how to

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau  sales team creates relationships with local meeting organizers whose role is to host the district, region or state association’s meeting or convention in Beaumont. Therefore, the sales team is tasked with educating the locals about the benefits of working with the Beaumont CVB when planning their meeting or overnight event. To build local awareness about these complimentary CVB services, the Beaumont CVB hosts a biennial Holiday Open House at the Beaumont CVB. Through this experience, the CVB has 3 tips to make your

Registration is the first point of contact with your meeting attendees and a smooth check-in process keeps excitement levels high and sets the tone for a great event. Straight from the Horse’s Mouth Create your registration form that requests ALL the information needed for Name Badges during your registration procedures. When the attendee provides their own contact details & any other information needed directly through the registration process, it saves you time and improves accuracy. Whether this is done manually or even better through an electronic software program, this

Making meetings  in Beaumont, Texas the best they can be is what the Beaumont CVB Sales & Service Team is all about. Our clients’ success is of utmost importance to us and nothing makes us happier than seeing them satisfied. But don't just take our word for it, look at what some of our clients are saying:   "During three out of the last fifteen years, our local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America has had the pleasure of hosting meetings of the VVA Texas State Council, which consists of more than 35 chapters from all over the State of

While Beaumont dealt with two weeks of unprecedented flooding, damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, the City of Beaumont has bounced back and is quickly recovering; particularly as it relates to the meetings and convention business, per the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Convention Sales Team. Hurricane Harvey did have some immediate impact on conventions in Beaumont, “Most of the late August and September events were either postponed or rescheduled,” stated Freddie Willard, Director of Sales. “We had two softball tournaments cancelled

Meetings Mean Business And we want You to Host A Meeting in Your Home Town Are you a member of any group that has district, regional, state or national overnight meetings?  Why not Bring it to Beaumont – Texas With A Little Something Extra? And the Beaumont CVB can help! If your business or industry has a convention or trade show -- Bring it Home to Beaumont! If your association has a conference or board meeting -- Bring it Home to Beaumont! If your club or organization has workshops or trainings -- Bring it Home to Beaumont! If your veterans’ group, class or family has

Did you know that Beaumont has some home-grown delicacies that can help you to customize your convention so that your meeting in Beaumont is made-to-order? Here are three signature food concoctions to use when planning a great convention in Beaumont, Texas With A Little Something Extra. Signature Drink The “Beaumont Mary” is a cocktail the Beaumont CVB suggests to meeting planners to offer as a signature drink; particularly at hospitality receptions or a brunch meetings. This special Bloody Mary drink uses a local seasoning to give it our own flair. Tex Joy Steak Seasoning is

Need help in finding the perfect meeting location for your next convention while searching for a good deal for sleeping rooms for these meeting attendees? Look no further than the Beaumont CVB. By choosing to connect with the CVB’s Convention Sales Team, you have secured a valuable and complimentary partner to assist you in the meeting planning process. Want to know more? Read on to meet the Beaumont CVB Sales Team & learn how they can help you! Freddie Willard, Director of Sales Originally from Anahuac, Freddie soon came to Beaumont where she has a background in hotel sales,

While sporting tournaments like softball, baseball, soccer and tennis are mainstays, Beaumont is a hot spot for youth meetings and events. It has become a huge draw for faith-based youth groups, in part because Beaumont delivers affordable accommodations, family-friendly attractions , and offers easy accessibility between venues, restaurants , hotels, churches, and other entertainment options that youth love. Because Beaumont sits comfortably on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas, we are able to offer to youth groups a customized experience that is Texas friendly and bayou fun! Close enough for

With today’s limited budgets and fewer staff, smart meeting planners reach out to their local CVB and tap into a valuable partner resource so their conferences are more successful. If you're in charge of planning a meeting, don't do it alone! Instead, partner with the Beaumont CVB and see how we can help make your meeting a success. Who We Are As the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), our mission is to promote and market Beaumont, Texas as a premier visitor and convention meeting destination for the purpose of positively affecting the city's economy.