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October 2019

Destination/Leisure

Essence featured Houston’s culinary scene in an article titled “Essence Eats: Treat Yourself to the Finest Dining Money Can Buy in Houston,” as a result of hosting writer Dwight Brown.

Houston was covered in Forbes in an article titled “Post Oak Hotel At Uptown Houston: The New It Address In Space City” as a result of hosting the writer John Oseid during the Space City campaign.

Forbes featured Houston in two articles titled “In Houston, A Hot Culinary Scene Has Some Hot New Entrants.” following writer John Oseid’s recent visit. A second article, “Part II” followed.

As a result of hosting an LGBTQ media group in October, we’re pleased to share the first piece of coverage in TravelPulse titled “Houston Making a Name for Itself as a Queer Destination.”

Oyster article, titled “8 Underrated U.S. Destinations That Should Be on Your Radar in 2020,” highlights Houston as result of hosting her during the moon landing campaign.

We’re pleased to share coverage of Houston in three separate UPROXX articles. All three articles are a result of pitching the writer, Christopher Osburn. Articles include: We Asked Bartenders To Name The Best Non-Chill-Filtered Whiskeys On The Market, Bartenders Name The Best High Rye Bourbons For Fall 2019, and We Asked Bartenders The Best Bourbons For Cooking.

Sarah Schlichter, who recently visited Houston, published two articles in Smarter Travel titled “Best Houston Restaurants” and “Shopping in Houston Guide.”

Sarah Schlichter also published an article for Trip Advisor titled “Houston for Art Lovers”.

Houston was included in Red Tricycle in an article titled “17 Winter Vacation Ideas to Book Now” as a result of hosting the writer Wendy Altschuler.

An article in Working Mother titled “The 10 Best Fall Festivals for Families to Visit in 2019,” is a result of working with the writer, Maricar Santos.

Conde Nast Traveler featured Houston in a series of articles including “23 Best Restaurants in Houston”, “17 Best Things to Do in Houston”, “11 Best BBQ Places in Houston 8 Best Brunch Places in Houston

Food & Wine raved about UB Preserv’s brunch in an article titled “Is This Houston Chef Making the Most Interesting Brunch in America? Probably.”  

Leah Shah stopped by KHOU’s Great Day Houston to discuss things to do in Houston.

Houston First/Meetings

Holly Clapham-Rosenow was named a Houston Business Journal “2019 Women Who Mean Business” Honoree.

Meetings Today shared an article titled “Space City Soars: Fifty years after Apollo 11, Houston is aiming higher than ever.” This is a result of pitching reporter Jeff Heilman and includes an interview with President & CEO Brenda Bazan.

News of Jones Plaza's renaming and renovation was shared across multiple media outlets, (as well as the attached PDF of Houston Chronicle front page story). Additional outlets include the Houston Business Journal, the Houston Chronicle (and syndicated in MSN.com, MySA and Laredo Times), Culturemap Houston, Houston Public Media, PaperCity Magazine (attached PDF), KIAH Morning Dose, KHOU 11 News at 6PM, KPRC Channel 2 News at 4pm, and 13 Eyewitness News at 5am, and Texas Non Profits.

Board Chair David Mincberg spoke with KUHF (Part I, Part II) to discuss how improvement projects like the reinvention of Jones Plaza bring tourism and conferences to Houston.

Meetings & Incentive Travel highlighted the ICCA Conference held in Houston in an article titled “Largest ICCA Congress ever held in North America kicks off”. Additional outlets include Smart Meetings, Ami Magazine.