Category Archives: Destinations

Meeting Planners’ Guide to Golden Olympic Venues

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Olympic Day is celebrated annually on June 23rd. Meetings professionals can infuse the Olympic spirit into their next event by selecting a venue that has hosted the world’s greatest sporting competition. London, England (1908, 1948 and 2012) Dive into the London Aquatics Centre, located within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Spaces can accommodate anywhere…

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11 Up-and-Coming Meeting Cities that Sizzle and Satisfy

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Bird’s-eye view of Columbus, Ohio Emerging destinations for event planners to explore This year’s selection of 11 emerging U.S. cities consists of premium destinations for hosting business meetings, corporate events and association gatherings. From Northern California to the Colorado Rockies, from the Midwest to New England, and from the Southeast to the Lone Star state,…

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Baja Convention Managers Named

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Mexico City and Madrid firms have been awarded a contract as a private joint venture to manage the convention centers of Los Cabos and La Paz in Baja California Sur, the lower half of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Trade Fair Institution of Madrid (IFEMA) and Actidea, S.A. de C.V. were declared winners of an international bidding…

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Pittsburgh Forges Ahead as a Meetings Destination

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The City of Bridges is making a big splash. Pittsburgh was once the world capitol of steel. Today, it’s a major destination for international business travelers and environmentally concerned meeting planners. Visit Pittsburgh, the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, touts the area as walkable, affordable and livable. It’s situated amid the Alleghany Mountains and boasts…

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Asheville

Asheville Emerges as a Cosmopolitan City

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Asheville is known for arts and crafts, outdoor adventures and equally adventuresome people. Set among breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has thrived as a destination for trailblazers since at least the 1800s. Over the past decade, it has also emerged as one of North Carolina’s most cosmopolitan cities. The biggest challenge for…

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

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Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations. The list highlights cities rich in history, architecture and natural beauty. See if your favorites made the cut and discover new cities you’ve never explored before. 1….

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Portland, Oregon

Why Meet in Portland?

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Portland, Oregon, is all about progress. The forward-thinking city—known for its modern urban planning, environmentally friendly ordinances, and diverse population—is a top destination for business meetings. Travel Portland, the city’s convention and visitors bureau, boasts more than 175 hotels and over 21,000 guest rooms. With its many pathways and bridges, Willamette and Columbia rivers, and…

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Oakland vs. Cleveland: Which NBA Finals City Wins for Meetings?

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The Golden State Warriors are rolling, with a 3-0 lead in the NBA championship series. But the Cleveland Cavaliers are comeback kids, so anything’s possible. In fact, Cleveland could be called the “comeback city” for tourism, conventions and professional meetings. Let’s look at how these world-champion cities stack up as meeting destinations. Since Game 4…

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Major Meeting Venues: Ohio

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Akron Clarion Inn & Conference Center Accessible to Canton and Cleveland; driving access to Pro Football Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum; indoor pool; fitness center; restaurant; 239 guest rooms, 14,000 sq. ft. of event space. Hilton Akron Fairlawn Hotel & Suites Located across from Summit Mall for shopping; 20…

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