Destinations

Christmas in Wilmington, Delaware

The Greater Wilmington, Delaware area, located 25 miles south of Philadelphia and at at roughly the halfway point between New York City and Washington, DC comes alive for the Christmas season for a series of festive events. For example, in Odessa, the historical homes dating back to the 18th and...read more

Plan An Event. Experience An Adventure.

Universal Orlando® Resort is the only place on earth offering two state-of-the-art theme parks and a nighttime entertainment complex—all in one convenient location. Our unparalleled Events team will work with you to create a unique event customized to meet your needs and exceed your guests’...read more

Event Themes to Explore: Steampunk

It's not easy to theme. Okay, maybe it is, but coming up with fresh ideas? Not so much.  Which is why steampunk, a fantasy concept composed of 19th-century, steam-powered science and sci-fi, may be the next event theme to catch on.  Steampunk is all about re-creating a fanciful future as envisioned...read more

Allen: Big City Comforts, Small Town Hospitality

Tired of feeling like just another face in a sea of meeting planners? Longing for individual attention from vendors who treat you and your meeting as unique as you are? Then look no further than Allen, Texas. Located just 20 minutes north of downtown Dallas, Allen boasts a variety of meeting...read more

Incentive Destinations: U.S. Towns Named Christmas

According to Nuwire Investor, there are 100 U.S. towns with Christmas themed names including 4 named North Pole and 7 named after Santa. Most of them are small communities. There are also 5 U.S. towns named Christmas. I profiled one of them last year; today, let's look at 2 more. Christmas, Michigan...read more

Texas Sets Store on Bitcoin

Call it the future, or maybe the currency version of Esperanto (remember that?), but Bitcoin, the virtual currency, has taken Texas by storm. The first bitcoin ATM (CoinVault) appeared in Austin in February; followed by two CoinVaults in Dallas last August. This month, however, Houston took Bitcoin...read more

Out on a Limb in Dubai, Palm Jumeirah’s Newest Luxury Properties

The thought of a conference group stranded on a desert island could be a meeting planner’s worst nightmare. But if that desert island is in Dubai, and is in the shape of a palm tree, it’s likely that the group has landed on the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s iconic man-made archipelago that is home to more...read more

Tres Bon: Promotions in Montreal

Fun-loving, alluring, sports-minded, chic: Montreal is all of these and more. Its hotels, of course, fit a variety of group profiles, budgets, and personality types. And perhaps because of the language and culture duality, Montreal seems to take that extra step to make everyone feel at home. Take...read more

4 Fabulous Christmas Event Themes

For events like Christmas parties that take place every year, it's easy to fall into a rut. Here are 4 themes to keep Christmas and holiday parties fresh and exciting. 1. Christmas in Austria Location: Pictured: St. Peter Stiftskeller - Das Restaurant, Salsburg, Austria, the the oldest restaurant in...read more

Dutch Treats—Promotions in Amsterdam

With its long experience in business and trade, Amsterdam is a city that attracts sharp dealmakers. But some event planners are signing nice deals at several of Amsterdam’s prime meetings hotels—and doing it without so much as lifting a finger to punch numbers into a calculator. To get in on this,...read more
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