Critics question tactics luring conventions to Raleigh
Director of Convention Sales Laurie Okun said Raleigh has used incentives, including price cuts on rooms, to sway some groups to choose Raleigh over East Coast competitors.Posted — Updated
"When it was a hole in the ground or less, you have to offer some kind of incentive because people are booking conferences on a virtual dream,” Okun said.
The National Agents Alliance, which includes about 1,600 insurance agents, will be the first to convene at the center on Friday. The Burlington-based group previously held conventions in Atlanta and Dallas. Misty Thebeau, with National Agents Alliance, said the group wanted to bring money to Raleigh.
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