CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — The Democratic National Convention last year in Charlotte hasn’t led to a rush of new business for the city’s convention center, but local hotels are having a good year anyway.
But last year’s DNC didn’t raise Charlotte to a new level in the convention business.
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority has booked 36 events in the city’s Convention Center In the 14 months since the Democrats met in the Queen City. Those events are expected to sell about 139,000 hotel room nights.
The Convention Center usually generates enough business each year to book about 150,000 hotel room nights.
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