Perspectives on travel and tourism in Fort Worth from President & CEO Bob Jameson: 

 

We held our Annual Meeting in February and celebrated the advancement of tourism jobs and economic impact in Fort Worth. We showcased the $3.3 billion impact in 2023 and the more than 30,000 hospitality jobs supported by visitors who travel to our city. Dickies Arena was honored with the Hospitality Award, with remarks from visionary entrepreneur Edward P. Bass and arena President Matt Homan. Keynote Rohit Bhargava, a bestselling author and speaker, inspired the audience to think about the future of Fort Worth in non-obvious ways. Click here to see recap videos and photos from the event. Learn how you can be a part of the Fort Worth story by becoming a sponsor at the 2025 breakfast.

 

Fort Worth was voted the No. 1 city in America to host sporting events by Sports Business Journal in the category without power five pro teams. Congratulations to our Fort Worth Sports Commission for their hard work and dedication to promote the city as a destination for sporting events. Fort Worth has hosted recent events such as NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, US Gymnastics Championships, the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball 1st and 2nd rounds, the Bassmaster Classic, PBR World Finals, the 2022 WTA World Finals, USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships and many more. Thanks to our incredible partners like Dickies Arena, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Cowtown Coliseum, the Fort Worth Convention Center and our hotel community, Fort Worth is continuing to garner national accolades as a sports destination. And with fans and visitors as great as ours, it’s easy to see why. 

 

Our convention calendar is full of meetings this spring and summer – meetings that support jobs and our local economy. This spring, we’ll host the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, Common IT professionals, and the American Physical Society, all coming to Fort Worth for the first time. A very warm welcome to these groups as they gather downtown and explore districts around the Unexpected City. You can help keep our meetings business strong for years to come by voting yes on Proposition A on the May 4 local elections ballot. Stay tuned for information about how this initiative will support the expansion of our convention center for even more business without using your property taxes to do it.