Site Selection & Budgeting

#IMEX14: 8 Must See Tradeshow Booths

Eye-catching designs that grab the attention of attendees is just one component of compelling tradeshow booths. Effective off-line and on-line marketing and activities that engage attendees are also essential. I interviewed representatives from a number of the exhibitors that stood out at this...read more

Learning the 'Dhow' of the Arabian Gulf

For visitors to the Arabian Gulf, one of the "must-do" experiences is climbing aboard a traditional wooden sailing vessel called a dhow. For centuries, the dhow has been a lifeline to the sea for the region’s people, and is one of the region’s most iconic images. Conference attendees in the Gulf can...read more

Savvy Roommate and Rooming List Strategies

When it is necessary to stretch a budget for a business meeting, internal conference, sales rally, or team building retreat, opting for villas, suites or double occupancy rooms with 2 beds can result in significant savings. On some properties, while there is a shared living room and kitchenette,...read more

Holland: Great Venues to View the Fall Foliage

Groups from Canada and northern U.S. states will be right at home in The Netherlands during the fall season, where there are plenty of venues that are perfect for taking in the seasonal transformations. Het Glazen Huis Glasshouses are the perfect vantage point from which to view fall foliage. Het...read more

Nice for MICE: 4 Overwater Bungalows in Asia

Overwater bungalows, canal villas, and lagoon suites are the perfect way to enjoy the ambiance of a resort with lush, natural environment. Here are 4 with meeting facilities. Tanjong Jara Resort (Malaysia) Facing the South China Sea on Malaysia's east coast, Tanjong Jaya Resort is a cluster of 99...read more

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

Say "Hello" to the Newest Promotion Hub Filters

Are you in a constant search for the best deal? Does that search seem endless because of a never-ending list of criteria? Well, you’re in luck! The 10 most frequently used filters on the Supplier Network have been added to the Promotions Hub, making it easier for you to scope out the best deal that...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

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

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 Palm...read more
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