Destinations

Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Located in Abu Dhabi's Al Gharbia municipality, Sir Bani Yas Island, the largest natural island in the United Arab Emirates is an ideal eco-tourism and archaeological destination. (It is not to be confused with Yas Island, the location of Ferrari World and the Yas Marina F1 Circuit.) In 1971, a...read more

Your next meeting deserves an insider perspective.

When it comes to destination meetings, there is one common complaint: nobody gets to enjoy the destination. But what if you could give meeting attendees the opportunity to connect with the destination in an authentic, memorable way without detracting from the purpose of the meeting?...read more

Turning a Work Obligation Into a Family-Fun Weekend Getaway

Meeting planners agonize over details, from buffet options to signature cocktails, the best audio-visual options and keynote speakers. But the hard work only pays off if the meeting gets people in the door, and that’s where being family-friendly can reap dividends. Sometimes planners can face...read more

Dubai: Luxury Hotel Brand Openings on the Horizon

With Dubai's 2014 - 2015 season set to begin in 3 weeks, there are a number of hotels and resorts from major brands that have recently opened or that are scheduled to open in the next 3 years: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Set on a 200-meter private beach on the Palm Jumeirah, Waldorf Astoria...read more

Japan Travel Week in Tokyo and ITB Asia in Singapore

Two major events within the next month will give event and meeting industry professionals an opportunity to learn more about the event, MICE and business travel sectors in Asia. Japan Travel Week On September 24, 2014, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA)...read more

To Meeting Planners, Philadelphia Says: It’s a New Day

In May, the management of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and four trade labor unions signed a new Customer Satisfaction Agreement that modernizes the Center’s work rules, provides expanded customer rights, and puts the Center in the best position to retain existing customers and attract new...read more

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa: 1,300 Acres of Inspiration

Imagine the hustle and bustle of your busy schedule - the traffic, the deadlines, the broken copy machine. Now imagine none of that. If your team is in a rut at the office, there’s a cure for your creative crisis. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. is where inspiration comes to life....read more

Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: Chicago

This year, Chicago heads Cvent's list of the Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the U.S. Here are just a few of the reasons that, when it comes to meetings, the Second City is second to none.  First, in determining its list, Cvent looked at the more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on its Cvent Supplier...read more

Best Deals in Baltimore

Steamed crabs and the Inner Harbor and Babe Ruth’s statue at Camden Yards. You know your Baltimore icons but do you know where to get the best perks at a great meetings hotel? This trio of offers, two in Baltimore proper and one near Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport...read more

Millennials: More Than Just a Buzz Word—The Future of Meetings

As meeting planners and their boards focus on critical topics of membership engagement, retention and growth, it is certain that millennials will play a decisive role. It has been said that by 2021, this generation will represent up to 70% of new convention and meeting attendees and as a group,...read more
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