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9 Most Zen U.S. Destinations


Everyone could use a little more Zen. The demanding modern workplace frequently imposes a hefty dose of stress. Rather than focusing on life’s strains, plan a meeting or event where free time provides an opportunity to recharge, relax and decompress. From serene lakes to charming towns full of friendly locals, there are many places offering…

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First Person with Elliott Ferguson of Destination DC

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Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC What key features does the city offer to meeting planners and attendees? Today’s meeting planners are looking for a value-added approach to the cities they choose, and D.C. is a place where sectors can thrive, including medical, bio/pharmaceutical, education and technology. D.C. is now considered a hub…

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DMAI to Become Destinations International


Palais des Congress de Montreal Following last year’s major reorganization under new President and CEO Don Welsh, Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) is making another significant overhaul. Welsh and DMAI Chairman Gary C. Sherwin, CDME, have announced that the leading association for destination marketers will soon go by another name. This July, DMAI will debut…

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8 March Madness-Inspired Meeting Destinations


NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first-round play tips off Thursday, March 16. For many, the tournament’s opening day marks an unofficial hard-court holiday. But multitasking is still possible. As you take in all the action, consider the eight first- and second-round host cities as potential destinations for your next meeting. If they can lodge, feed and…

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4 Grammy Nominee-Inspired Destinations


At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, superstars including Adele, Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Drake compete for Album of the Year honors. Headliners aren’t the only musicians vying for Grammy glory across 83 categories. A deep dive into the 2017 nominations reveals numerous talented performers and professionals, and offers up some…

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10 Most Popular Destinations in the United States


Travel search engine KAYAK calculated its 10 most-searched destinations based on more than 1 billion user searches. Although all 10 are located within U.S. borders, results run the gamut from desert to tropics, Midwest to Northeast, and the nation’s capital to theme park headquarters. These cities are not only popular travel destinations, but also ideal…

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Uber Suggests Destinations Based on Calendar Appointments


When you’re rushing to make it to an event, every moment is critical. Uber has made travel much easier, but the process of searching, copying and pasting an address remains a hassle. There are too many potential obstacles such as low battery, poor service or glitches. To avoid this issue, Uber has implemented its new…

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4 Winter Meeting Destinations for Natural Highs


Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean all your event experiences have to be inside. There are plenty of winter meeting destinations that offer great opportunity for adventure, when you’re not in meetings, of course. Our friends down in Monterey, California, know all about the opportunities that meeting in the winter affords. Winter is the peak of gray whale migration, with…

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Delta Adds 7 Destinations to Seattle Hub


Pike Place Market in Seattle For the fifth consecutive year, Delta Air Lines is expanding flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to seven new destinations. Since 2012, Delta has more than tripled flights and destinations at its Seattle hub. Mike Medeiros, Delta’s vice president – Seattle, stated, “As we prepare for another year of significant…

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Meet on Top of the World: Mountain Meeting Destinations

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Hold your next meeting at a higher altitude More event planners are finding that meetings held in the mountains are reaping unexpected benefits. For example, many are saying that such meetings generate increased camaraderie among attendees, along with additional opportunities for networking and impactful shared experiences. Fresh air and memorable natural surroundings often lead to…

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