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December 17th, 2014
Hotel Bookings Increase, New Transportation Options Debut in Dallas

Dallas Market Center today announced an increase in hotel bookings and new travel options, creating added convenience for its upcoming Total Home and Gift Market, January 14-20, 2015.

As the most centrally located marketplace, positioned in the healthiest economic region of the nation, Dallas Market Center remains the most accessible and convenient market destination in the country. With the recent additions of several new Dallas transportation options including added flights and public transportation, traveling to Dallas Market Center is easier, faster, and more affordable than ever.

The recent lift of the Wright Amendment resulted in Southwest Airlines adding 15 nonstop destinations to Love Field Airport from both coasts, while Virgin America also added gates at Love Field, allowing attendees additional options to travel to Dallas.

Hotel bookings for January Markets in Dallas have increased by nearly 20 percent, and buyers and exhibitors can find affordable accommodations with exclusive discounts and Market specials through its full-time travel agency, Market Travel®. In addition to low airfares and deeply negotiated rates for hotels, Market Travel offers discounts on accommodations, car rentals, and ground transportation to and from both Dallas/Fort Worth International and Love Field airports.

Once attendees have arrived in Dallas, traveling to Market is even easier with the recent addition of DART’s (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) Orange Line traveling from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to the back door of the Market Center. This allows visitors the opportunity to reach the Dallas Market Center in just 43 minutes for only $2.50. The Market Center Station is connected to the campus through a pedestrian bridge and is a short, ten-minute walk.

Dallas Market Center also provides shuttle service every day during market between buildings on the DMC campus and select hotels. For those opting to drive, Dallas Market Center offers more than 7,000 free parking spaces on campus. Market attendees can book their travel by contacting Market Travel at 214-744-7444 or markettravel@mcmcmail.com.

About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men’s, western, women’s and children’s apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.

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December 16th, 2014
IHRA Chairman John Grob to Receive Gift for Life’s Lifetime Achievement Award

John Grob, founder of J. Grob Associates and chairman of the International Housewares Representatives Association (IHRA), will receive the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award from Gift for Life during the organization’s Party for Life Feb. ... Continue Reading »

December 16th, 2014
AmericasMart Presents Comprehensive Market Programming in January 2015

AmericasMart® celebrates the dynamism of the home, gift and rug industry with presentations, celebrations and gatherings at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® (Showrooms: Tuesday, January 6 – Tuesday, January 13; ... Continue Reading »

December 15th, 2014
2014 Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show Attracts Coastal, Souvenir Retailers From Up, Down The Eastern Seaboard

Living up to its nickname as the “Big Kahuna,” the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show attracted souvenir, beach, surf and other coastal resort retailers from up and down the eastern seaboard to the December 7-10, 2014 ... Continue Reading »


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