Hershey Resorts: Incorporating a Destination Into Your Event

No matter where an event is hosted, there is always a story to tell. The Hershey Destination Services team at Hershey Resorts, offer six suggestions for building a destination into your overall program. History – Every destination has a unique history. Capture the feel of the city or region for your attendees by including a


What the Biggest Political Polling Mistakes in History can Teach us about Surveys

Polls have been used to try and predict the outcome of important political races for centuries. The first poll was a modest straw poll conducted by the Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper in attempt to determine the 1824 presidential election. Today, as we approach the 2014 mid-term elections, our national attention has turned the ever-increasing number of


Panama: A Unique Destination that Truly Has it All

Explore the wonders of Panama, a country full of vibrant culture, natural biodiversity and stunning architecture. Visit the world famous Panama Canal, the Gamboa Rainforest, countless islands, the World Heritage site of Old Town and the modern and exciting Panama City – all from Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama. Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama is


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Dreamforce Recap: Survey Says…It Was a Hit!

What do surveys, tie dye and Salesforce have in common? Well, we’re here to answer that for you today. The Inquisium team was in San Francisco October 4-7 at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual user and industry conference. We were the crew in purple tie dye, spreading the word about our new Salesforce Integration. The shirts and


9 Meeting Planning Mistakes to Avoid

To ensure that meetings flow smoothly and achieve desired results, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Ultimately, it is the most senior executive present who has the ability to support or pull the plug on a meeting. A carefully crafted agenda delivered at an appropriate venue are keys for the success


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5 Ways to Save on Event Costs

By MarketingProfs When the words “event” and “budget cuts” are used together, other words can spring to mind: “cheap” and “lacking.” In reality, however, it’s possible to reduce the budget for your function and still deliver great attendee experiences. Follow these 5 tips to save on event costs: Be open-minded. Just because a conference is traditionally


Millennials: We GET You! (Infographic)

One of the most important speeches I ever heard was about how each generation perceives the world. In the case of Boomers such as myself, we couldn’t wait to leave our parents’ homes to strike out on our own. So when, in some cases, the children of Boomers preferred to live at home, many of


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RFP Sourcing and Best Practices: Communication

Effective communication is key to building a trusting relationship between you and your suppliers, increasing your RFP response rates, and securing the best venue for your meetings and events.Handshake Here are a few tips for effective communication throughout the RFP process: Be up front with potential suppliers Don’t hold back information or try to play