Site Selection & Budgeting

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 more

U.S. Hotels and Resorts with All-Inclusive Packages

In Canada where I am based, hotels and resorts that offer all-inclusive packages are popular for both leisure and group travel. The request by a client to find a US all inclusive can leave event planners stumped. There is a common misperception that Club Med's Sandpiper Bay, 45 minutes from 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 more

Enchantment in Hand: Promotions in Santa Fe, NM

Among captivating locations, the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, can hardly be touched. With its galleries, working artists and artisans, opera, Native-American culture, Pueblo architecture, and wide, wide views, the city has a lively and soulful spirit all its own. Take advantage of these fall more

Six Secrets to Meetings They’ll Remember

The very best meetings make participants feel that they’re part of something special. They are events that inspire, show the big picture, and spark productivity long after the meeting ends. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants have hosted hundreds of these meetings over the years, and it really is more

London Calling: Enchanted Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath

In the midst of a baking-hot English summer, there’s no more magical place than Hampstead Heath and its grand, art-stuffed Georgian mansion, Kenwood House (otherwise known as the Iveagh Bequest) for simultaneously cooling off and receiving cultural nourishment. A featured location in many books more

What Event Planners Can Learn From Fashion Week

Fashion Week, it's the time when the world's top fashion designers and emerging designers unveil their creations around the world. For women's wear, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes place during 2 seasons, beginning in New York City during the second week of September for the Spring/Summer more

There’s an App for That: Maryland's 2014 Great Frederick Fair

It’s fair season, and folks who raise poultry, cattle, horses, vegetables, and fruit; and people who milk cows, pull tractors, bake desserts, and make jams are coming together to celebrate the biggest, the most skilled, the best looking, and the tastiest. The best fair in Maryland (says more

Treetop Trekking

Have you ever taken any of your corporate groups tree trekking? Even though Labour Day was just a few days ago and the official start of autumn is not for several weeks, the fall foliage is slowly starting to appear in many destinations. Treetop trekking (also known as treetop walking) is more

Corporate Event: 5 Gourmet Cooking Venues in France

From the feedback I have received, yesterday's blog post made a lot of people...including me.... hungry. I thought it would be interesting to continue the theme and uncover venues where groups can share the experience of creating gourmet cuisine together: 1. Auberge La Feniere Sixty miles away more
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