NEW Industry Recognition: F&D SAFE SITES
  • December 23, 2021
  • Facilities and Destinations
    Facilities and Destinations, Facilities and Destinations


    Facilities & Destinations introduces a new designation for cities and convention centers: F&D SAFE SITES. Voted on by readers, these destinations and venues are going the extra mile to ensure that visiting groups are as protected as possible from COVID-19 contagion.


    Criteria for cities includes:

    • Citywide COVID safety programs

    • CVB safe meeting support services

    • Safety practices in hotels, meeting venues and transportation hubs


    Criteria for convention centers includes:

    • GBAC STAR or related certifications

    • Staff’s sanitation practices

    • Disinfection technology

    • COVID safety signage

    • COVID testing procedures

    • Accommodations for social distancing


    Following is the current list of designees (NAMES LINK TO WEBSITES). The final list will be published in the F&D Spring issue and on



    Atlantic City, NJ

    Birmingham, AL

    Boston, MA

    Columbus, OH

    Hampton, VA

    Las Vegas, NV

    Louisville, KY

    Memphis, TN

    Milwaukee, WI

    New Orleans, LA

    Newport, RI

    Oklahoma City, OK

    Pasadena, CA

    Philadelphia, PA

    Savannah, GA

    St. Louis, MO

    Washington, DC



    Albany Capital Center

    Atlantic City Convention Center

    Austin Convention Center

    Boise Centre

    Branson Convention Center


    Connecticut Convention Center

    Cox Business Convention Center

    David L. Lawrence Convention Center

    Duke Energy Convention Center

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    Greater Columbus Convention Center

    Hawaii Convention Center

    Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

    Huntington Place

    Javits Center

    Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

    Lancaster County Convention Center

    Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

    Los Angeles Convention Center

    Mandalay Bay Convention Center

    Minneapolis Convention Center

    Monona Terrace

    Monterey Conference Center

    Oregon Convention Center

    Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Phoenix Convention Center

    Puerto Rico Convention Center

    Spokane Convention Center

    Washington State Convention Center


    The ballot for F&D Safe Sites nominations can be found here.