Cayman Cookout at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Hosted by Eric Ripert

The Cayman Cookout event at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is a wonderful opportunity to book an incentive trip for small groups. Meeting planners who are interested in participating in this unforgettable celebration of food and wine may do so by booking the “Cayman Cookout” exclusive incentive package, starting at $1,536 per night for two guests,


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Negotiating with Hotels When Sourcing Your Event Venue

What negotiating with hotels boils down to is synchronized value – in other words, you have what they want (occupied guest rooms, meeting space and food and beverage revenue), and they have what you want (a great hotel at a desirable location). If possible, do your negotiations in person or via a video chat. Conference


The Art of Gathering With Sheraton Boston

When comparing endless options for event spaces, it can be challenging to determine which venue will provide the most memorable shared experience for attendees. As you plan your next meeting, we recommend focusing on sensory elements that invite conversation and leave a lasting impression — including catering. David Reddick, director of food and beverage at


Discover More Incentives and Unique Meeting Spaces in Reno Tahoe

You dream it, Reno Tahoe has it. With inspiring meeting spaces, breathtaking surroundings, and attractive incentives, planners can kick back and let the lure of the location amp up attendance. Biggest Little Site There is no better way to experience a 24-hour town than with an immersive 24-hour site experience. Reno Tahoe is not your


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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



3 Easy Tips to Travel Light

Everyone’s been there: You’re desperately attempting to finish packing before a trip, trying as hard as you can to get that carry-on bag to close with every last thing you need crammed in it. Opening it up again at security? Forget it. Wouldn’t it be great to just pack light, without feeling as though you’re


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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