3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Event Budget

Last year’s annual offsite was, to quote your boss, “epic.” This year, expectations are soaring, but so are meeting costs — and your budget didn’t get the memo. What’s a professional meeting planner to do? We reached out to a few of our most trusted partners to find out how they’re doing more with less,


New Convention Center Transforms Los Cabos Into Meetings Powerhouse

Los Cabos has long been known for its otherworldly landscapes and unique experiences. Now, it can add “world-class meeting and convention destination” to its list of benefits, thanks to the grand reopening of the Los Cabos International Convention Center (ICC). After a significant renovation, the new ICC boasts more than 72,000 square feet of functional meeting space,


8 Reasons You Should Choose Costa Rica for Your Next Meeting

Costa Rica is an excellent destination for planning meetings and incentives. We offer an array of tourist attractions, a defining principle, and a fresh proposal marked by creativity and professionalism. This well-developed proposal has led to numerous testimonials and references that reflect excellent results from previous events in our country. Here are eight reasons you


Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority Taps SMG to Manage Venues

The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (RSCVA) Board of Directors approved a four-year operating agreement for SMG, a worldwide entertainment and convention venue management company, to operate Reno-Sparks’ four major convention and entertainment facilities. In addition to helping improve the overall customer experience throughout the destination, SMG has a current portfolio of clients and partners


Smile Again in St. Martin at Belmond La Samanna

Set beside St. Martin’s finest beach on the Caribbean Sea, Belmond La Samanna is the island’s ultimate luxury resort for incentive, corporate, and leisure travel. Elegance and tranquility mingle in perfect harmony throughout the resort. This iconic hotel will be reopening in late 2018 and is accepting group bookings for 2019 and beyond. Even though


Meet in Newport, Rhode Island, and Experience the Classic Coast

People have been meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, since before the Great Friends Meeting House opened its doors in 1699. Everywhere you look in this coastal community, there is a historic landmark, a thing of beauty, or a story to be told. There’s an energy that’s palpable, a vibe that’s unmatched, and a sense that



A New Convention Center Is Just the Beginning for Oklahoma City

It’s hardly exaggerating to say that Oklahoma City will soon be a brand-new city from a meetings perspective. Construction will begin next spring on a completely new convention center, set to open in 2020. The center will have 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 35,000-square-foot ballroom, and 50,000 square feet of additional space. Adjacent to


South Padre Island Beach Named a Best Texas Beach by USA TODAY’s 10Best.com

 South Padre Island, Texas – South Padre Island‘s beach was named a winner in the Best Texas Beach category of USA TODAY’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Award contest. The island ranked second in a competitive list of 20 nominee destinations across the state. USA TODAY’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards took place over four weeks, with voting polls closing March 28. Winners,