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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 is a perfect fit for your group, but they all meet your must-haves and seem to be 95% there. If possible, now is the time to


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Webinar–How a Corporate Negotiated Hotel Program Changes the Game

Lodging costs can comprise up to 40% of a company’s total travel and entertainment expenses, providing a large opportunity for spend management. Did you know that hotels will offer lower room rates to clients in exchange for guaranteed volume? By committing volume to a hotel, clients receive many other benefits as well. However, corporate negotiated hotel programs can be complex, particularly in a


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


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


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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