Event Basics: Making the Most of Your Site Visit

The RFPs have been analyzed and you have narrowed down your selection to two or three cities with two to five hotels at each destination. No destination or hotel...

10 Surprising Reasons to Meet in Greater Palm Springs

There are plenty of reasons to meet in Greater Palm Springs. These 10 just might surprise you. Easy Air Access. SmarterTravel.com named Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) one of its 10 Most Stress-Free Airports in America, and for good reason. Far from frenzied, PSP offers 21 nonstop routes from 10 airlines, connecting from more than


Checklist

Evaluating Hotel Proposals When Sourcing Your Venue

Evaluating hotel proposals is a time-consuming and multi-step process. On top of being fair to all concerned, it is important to remember that the destination, convention center and hotel(s) are going to play a very big part in the overall success of your event. Create an Assessment Criteria Spreadsheet Before the first proposal hits your


New Experiences and Unique Meeting Spaces Await Groups in Daytona Beach

Midmorning trainings at the conference center, early afternoon beach exploration, an evening event at a museum, late-night team-building at the beachfront Bandshell — the day’s possibilities are endless for your group meeting or convention in Daytona Beach, Florida. With 600,000 square feet of flexible, creative meeting space, more than 12,000 guest rooms available on and


Notebooks

Event Planning Basics: Writing the Perfect RFP

It may seem like a relatively easy task with the onset of electronic or eRFPs. But it can actually create confusion, clutter, and competitiveness among the hospitality sector if the RFP is not written clearly and the target venues are not adequately defined. So let’s reel the tape back to the beginning. Reviewing what RFPs


Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves: Discover Durham

When you meet in Durham, North Carolina, you’re meeting the soul of a city and community ready to connect. Perhaps you’ve heard about Durham’s celebrated food scene, top-notch universities, and startup culture. Maybe you’ve heard that professionals and visitors alike partner with us to immerse themselves in Bull City culture — making each meeting and


Booming Boise’s Growth Keeps Visitors Coming Back

Boise, Idaho, has had another year of growth. New restaurants, wineries, and breweries and expanding attractions have kept visitors on their toes — or rather, on their feet exploring what’s new. On your next visit to Boise, be sure to visit these sizzling new hot spots. Eat Need to jump to start your morning? Neckar


The Top 10 Reasons Why Meeting Attendees Love Oklahoma City

With a brand -ew convention center, Omni headquarter hotel, and 70-acre downtown park on the horizon, in addition to nationally recognized restaurants and museums, Oklahoma City is delighting meeting planners from around the world with its new offerings and plenty of top attractions and experiences others are known to love. From culture and history to ease and


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Finding the Perfect Venue for Your Meetings and Events

Before filling out your RFP to hotels and venues that will not meet your requirements, do your homework to save time for both you and the potential venue partner. Remember, while it may not take much effort to send out an eRFP, it does take a lot of time for the hotel to respond and


Destination planning

Choosing the Perfect Destination for You and Your Attendees

You have fallen in love with a destination and want to hold your next meeting there. But will attendees love it too? Are there other cities or regions that can suit everyone’s needs even better? With so many wonderful countries, cities and venues to choose from, this selection process can seem like fetching a needle