Los Cabos: Where Connections Are Made

In a place where good things naturally come together, like the desert and the sea, it makes sense that connections and networking come a little easier, too. Plan your meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, and prepare to be inspired by everything and everyone around you. Culture Los Cabos distinctive character is in everything we do and


Costa Rica: Where Team-Building and Meetings Come Naturally Year-Round

Costa Rica is a rising-star destination for meetings and incentives. With its array of attractions and activities that highlight the country’s stunning natural beauty and rich biodiversity, the opportunities for adventure are practically endless. From walking tours to zip-lining adventures, there’s an activity for every level of energy. Enhance your next meeting or convention in


More Reasons to Meet in Miami: Downtown

Downtown Miami is many things to many people: an international financial center, a bayside paradise, and an intersection of arts, culture, language, and cuisine. To meeting planners, it’s the ideal destination to host any event. Just a short drive from the airport, downtown Miami is the definition of a metropolitan cultural hub that delivers a


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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


Downtown Miami: The Ideal Meetings Destination

When it comes to a destination for your next meeting, Downtown Miami has everything needed to hold a successful, memorable event for everyone. The city’s urban core is an ideal setting as a center of culture, commerce, and constant reinvention. Unique venues, world-class hotels, outstanding fine dining and entertainment options, and an abundance of rooftop hot


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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


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


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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


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