Posh Picnic Gear for Corporate Events

As the summer winds down, picnics are the perfect way for corporate teams to enjoy the warm weather that continues over the coming weeks. There are many ways to incorporate picnics into events, both large and small. Picnics can be used to provide a change of scenery for lunch perk participants more

Win-Win Room Block Strategies

Recently a number of scenarios relating to room blocks have been discussed on social media. They have highlighted the fact that it can be challenging to balance the needs of corporate clients with those of resorts and hotels. While clients need maximum flexibility and to keep options open more

Summer in London: Buckingham Palace and Clarence House Open Their Doors to the Public

If your group is planning a trip to London during the summer or September, they are in for a treat as some of the Royal Residences in the UK open their doors to the public. Book well in advance of their visit as the tours sell out early. Buckingham Palace As part of Royal Day Out, visitors can more

Start to Finish: 5 Ways to Set Your Meeting Apart in Columbia, SC

We’ve all read the articles. Meetings attendees are looking for destinations that offer something unique and memorable, and Columbia, SC offers a wealth of distinct experiences. Here are five ways to set your meeting apart from the rest all in Columbia, SC.   1. Start with a warm welcome. Here more

Interlaken, Switzerland for Summer Retreats

Interlaken, an exquisite Alpine location by the lake in the heart of the Jungfrau mountain region, is an ideal location for summer incentives and executive retreats. Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains create a picturesque backdrop for Interlaken which is located on the Bernese Oberland plain, more

AV Tips to Save You Time and Tears on Site

By: Gerry Small, Chief Operating Officer, AV Concepts If 30 years in the events industry have taught me anything, it’s that not all time is equal—especially when it comes to the relative value of time when planning events. Pre-production preparation is far less stressful and expensive than more

Pay Attention to the Basics to Minimize Surprises for Meeting Participants

Sometimes, it's the small details, especially unexpected situations, that can interfere with the satisfaction of event attendees and meeting participants. For meetings to flow smoothly, it's important to attend to a myriad details. Some of these items may seem basic but it is surprising more

A Once Sleepy Old-West Town Turned Into a Big Tourist Show Stopper

Until the 1920s, the Town of Gilbert was known as the Hay Capital of the World. Today, it is a community of over 230,000 residents and offers 9.8 million square feet of retail and more than 700 acres of designated open space for recreation and entertainment. The community is best known as Arizona’ more

Do Social Media Like the NBA

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. The best social media teams are teams that are given the freedom to act in the moment. When you give your people the freedom to do what needs to be done, they are going to do some amazing work. They are also going to make some mistakes. But just about more

Accessibility at Meetings: Taking a Page from ASAE

Last month (July 2015) marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), landmark legislation that radically altered how businesses, facilities, transportation companies, and many other types of enterprise accommodate individuals with disabilities. Hotels, convention centers, more
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