The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is honored to have been awarded the title of Best Destination Marketing Organization for the Gulf Coast region in the Texas Meetings + Events 2011 "Best of Texas" Readers' Choice Awards. This is the Beaumont CVB's first time to win this prestigious award.

"It's such an honor for Beaumont to be recognized by our customers for our commitment to service and our dedication to ensuring a successful, memorable event," says Stephanie Molina, Director of Marketing for the Beaumont CVB.

Winners of the Readers' Choice Best of Awards are voted on by the meeting planners, event planners and suppliers who read Texas Meetings + Events magazine. The annual awards are designed to honor those who excel in the regional meeting and events industry for superb service to suppliers who help planners meet and exceed the needs of their clients. The award was presented during a recent reception hosted by the magazine at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Accepting the award was Stephanie Molina, Director of Marketing & Elizabeth Eddins, Director of Tourism for the Beaumont CVB.

The Beaumont CVB is the official destination marketing organization for Beaumont, TX. Our mission is to entice groups, conventions and meetings to choose Beaumont as their meeting destination. These groups impact the local economy through hotel occupancy taxes and tourism dollars that significantly affect the economic development of Beaumont. Tourism dollars are "new money" brought into the local economy. Media contact for the Beaumont CVB is Stephanie Molina, (409) 880-3170 or e-mail