As summer winds down, one might think tourism would too; but as it turns out, the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors' Bureau said business is great.
They point to this weekend's Jehovah's Witness District Convention at the American Bank Center as an example.
"It's a wonderful location to be here, and we really do appreciate this venue," said Joey Doctor, a Jehovah's Witness.
Close to 4,000 delegates will be here for the two-day event, the second such convention for the group in Corpus Christi this year.
While repeat conventions are vital to our economy, the CVB reports new and first-time conventions and events are planning to make Corpus Christi their destination; and the CVB said that means a major economic impact.
"One of the ones coming up that we're excited to have is a first-time convention, the South Texas Oil Field Expo, exploring on Eagle Ford Shale," said Colette Rye with the CVB. "They're actually bringing the oil field industry here. They're expecting anywhere from 10,000-15,000 people."
The CVB said one of its biggest events was last month's Games of Texas, anticipating 7,000 athletes. It actually brought in more than 20,000 people, who pumped more than $7.5 million into our local economy.
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