Site Selection & Budgeting

The Bahamas: Baha Mar to Throw Open Its Doors in May

Dubbed The New Riviera, Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas, has announced that it will open its doors in May instead of March 27 as previously announced. Baha Mar will have 20,000 square feet of function space spread across 35 function rooms. There will be outdoor meeting spaces in garden, beach and...read more

Discover Jane Austen's Hampshire

Hampshire is where Jane Austen lived for most of her life and where she wrote most of her novels. When she lived in Steventon near Basingstoke (where she was born), Jane Austen wrote the first drafts of Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility and Northanger Abbey. When she lived in Chawton village...read more

World Rugby Cup Is UK's Country Wide

This September, the UK will be hosting the 2015 World Rugby Cup. (For those who don't know, Rugby football, the rougher-and-tumblier form of soccer from which American-style gridiron derives, originated in the 19th century; to the uninitiated, the most telltale difference is the lack of helmets and...read more

Corporate Event Venues: Hotels with Hot Springs

4...3...2...1. It's time to countdown to spring and resorts with hot springs are some of the "hottest" places for groups to relax and take in the spring thaw and awakening. These venues are the perfect places to get business done and yet ensure that corporate groups return to work refreshed and...read more

Capital Ideas: Save on Washington DC Event Venues

Nowhere else in the country does a budget get so much argument as it does in DC's hallowed halls of government. Inspired by this annual struggle, the late Senator Everett Dirksen said: "A billion here, a billion there—sooner or later it adds up to real money." No pithier statement was ever made...read more

Corporate Event Venues: More Indoor Rainforests

In the final weeks of winter, your guests would appreciate a change of climate and the literal change of scenery indoor rainforests offer. Fortunately, you can find indoor rainforests closer to home than expected. The Lied Jungle (Omaha, Nebraska) You'll find The Lied Jungle, the largest indoor...read more

Incentive Destinations: Crystal Springs Resort, New Jersey

Just under an hour from New York City in Sussex County New Jersey, Crystal Springs Resort is an ideal destination for team building retreats and winter meetings. The 167 acres with 4 ski hills suitable for beginners. Winter activities include Slalom sled team races, snow shoe races, low intensity...read more

Foreign Site Inspections on a Shoestring

When selecting venues, photos on websites and YouTube videos can only go so far. Site inspections are extremely important to ensure that there are no surprises. With many organizations continuing to face budget constraints, foreign site inspections aren't always possible. Despite the risks of...read more

Luxury Ski Resorts....With a Tropical Twist

For corporate groups with a mixture of ski buffs and armchair athletes, finding a resort that hits the mark for everyone can be challenging. We've combed the Internet for a couple of examples that show it can be done. Zao Onsen Ski Resort (Japan) Guests can sooth sore muscles basking in the healing...read more

Incentive Destinations: U.S. Virgin Islands

For corporate groups seeking a sun destination where Americans can travel without a passport, U.S. Virgin Islands, one of 6 inhabited U.S. unincorporated territories, is definitely a destination worth considering. With many direct flights from continental U.S., these tropical Caribbean islands are...read more
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