Site Selection & Budgeting

U.S. National Parks Offer Stunning Settings for Outdoor Adventures

Corporate groups in North America don't have to travel to Dubai to explore deserts, Scandinavian countries to view breathtaking glaciers, or the Caribbean for pristine beaches. U.S. National Parks are some of the best-kept secrets for awe inspiring outdoor adventures. Beaches at Biscayne more

North America Association Planners Say Yes to Middle East Meetings

The Middle East region is the fastest-growing international association market according to the International Congress & Convention Association. Yet with the bulk of bookings coming from Europe and Asia-based associations to enjoy the region’s central geographic location, modern infrastructure, 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

4 Luxury Beach Resorts in Latin America

Corporate groups in the U.S. and Canada in search of unique adventures at luxury beach resorts need look no further than Latin America. Set in lush environments on the beach its an opportunity to relax and explore between meetings. Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort (Costa Rica) Los more

Opportunities Bloom: Meeting Promotions in Bali, Indonesia

Lotus flowers float in waters devoted to Devi Saraswati, goddess of wisdom and the arts, whose temple in Ubud, Bali, is famous. Those brilliant blossoms, a sacred symbol to Hindus, epitomize Bali's gentle beauty and exoticism. Temples, spas, beaches, and shopping are fabulous on the more

Historical Hotels for Summer Retreats in Europe

For some executive retreats and meetings, secluded settings in tranquil surroundings, ideally in the countryside or near a body of water, is what teams require to relax and bond enough to focus, without distractions, on the pressing business issues at hand. In Europe, there are a number of more

Top 50 Destinations: What Gives the Meetings Industry Wings?

Cvent just released its 2015 list of the Top 50 U.S. Meeting Destinations, with Orlando, Vegas, and Chicago once again jockeying for meeting supremacy. (This year belongs to Orlando, which regained the top spot it lost in 2013.) Cvent's list is based on activity that was tracked from July 2014 more

New Florida Hotels with Waterparks

For summer meetings, the opportunity for participants to bring family members is a definite plus. Resorts and hotels with waterpark facilities ensure that children will be kept busy and content when parents are in meetings. Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World Four Seasons Resort at Walt more

Destin, Florida Perfect for Summer Retreats

Today, I'll explore another beach destination where U.S. companies can travel without a passport for incentive trips and corporate retreats. In Destin, located on Florida's Emerald Coast, groups won't even have to leave continental U.S. Within easy reach of Destin are 13 beaches with more

Planner Smarts: Selecting the Best September Event Dates in NYC

Ah, event date selection, it’s one of those subtle but essential little skills they don’t teach you in event school, and it’s one that’s only learned by sifting through a myriad of elements including attendee preferences, guest schedules, venues, availability, even the local culture and so on. more
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