March 2019

Destination/Leisure

Following New York’s Times recent online article by The 52 Places Traveler featuring Houston, the Sunday print version was published with a different headline, “Everyone is Different, and Nothing Tastes the Same”. This article was also picked up locally by Paper City.

Last month’s CNN Travel article, titled “The Top Nine Reasons to Visit Houston in 2019,” was also picked up in the Philadelphia Tribune, titled “Houston becoming a must-visit destination”.

The Boston Globe describes Houston as a food lover’s paradise and showcases the city’s long history of overlapping immigrant cultures, and ever-expanding vastness that has enabled those migrant culture to settle and thrive.

AFAR featured Houston in an article titled “How to Explore Houston’s Booming Art Scene.” This article is a result of hosting the writer, Lindsay Lambert Day, during the Urban Canvas FAM in November 2018.

Houston was featured in Architectural Digest in an article titled “These are America’s 7 Most Beautiful Gas Station Conversions,” highlights Eight Row Flint in Houston’s Heights neighborhood and is the direct result of proactive outreach to the writer, Adrienne Jordan.

USA Today’s “10 Best” results are in and The Post Oak Hotel placed #2 in the Best New Hotel category.

TripSavvy shared an article titled “The Best Destinations in 2019 for Group Travel,” as a result of hosting the writer, Wendy Altschuler, on the Urban Canvas FAM in November. 

As a result of the PR teams pitching efforts at IMM, USA Today shared travel tips in “Things to Do Around Main Street in Houston, Texas.”

8 Cool Things to Do in Houston Now on Jettsetter.com notes that the city has some of the country’s best restaurants, bars and art scene.

Travel Agent Central highlights The Marriott Marquis’s Texas-shaped lazy river in a roundup of coolest hotel pools in the world. This piece also calls attention to the Mission to the Moon package, a core message we’re focused on for the moon landing campaign.

Culturemap reports why Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson his filming his PBS show in Houston

Houston First/Meetings

Houston Chronicle features the Houston Film Commission in their story “How ‘Robocop 2’ helped save Houston.”

KHOU reported on the DNC 2020 decision and Mayor Turners comments regarding Houston’s bid.

Holly Clapham-Rosenow was quoted in the Houston Chronicle discussing the evolution of Houston’s culinary reputation. From Space City to Food City, Houston’s brand is all about delicious diversity.

Avenida Houston hosted two watch parties for the University of Houston Cougars that garnered coverage from the following outlets: The Houston Chronicle, KHOU and here, Houston Press and KPRC

Avenida Houston’s Party on the Plaza kicked off this Spring with Mexican-American rock band, La Santa Cecilia. The Houston Chronicle and here, Culturemap and 104.1 KRBE shared the event with their readers.