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Kingston Resorts: A Top U.S. Beach Destination and a Top On-Site Staff

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Kingston Resorts’ location along the famed Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach and its nationally recognized meeting staff is what we call a win-win destination. Kingston Plantation and the adjacent Kingston…

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Anaheim and Vancouver: Cross-Promotional Cheerleaders

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As architects of meetings and conventions designed to foster creative collaboration, planners undoubtedly will appreciate the cross-promotional partnership between Tourism Vancouver and Visit Anaheim. The pairing originated at Destination Marketing Association International’s annual convention, where teams from the two destination-marketing organizations realized that both cities could benefit from a campaign focused on teamwork rather than…

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National Parks: A Natural Choice for Meetings

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A national park adventure doesn’t always require an epic trek. There are a number of options within easy driving distance of major meeting cities. Wow your group by using America’s backyard as an awe-inspiring backdrop for your next meeting or offsite event. Shenandoah National Park Billed as ‘an eastern park in the western tradition,’ Virginia’s…

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4 Grammy Nominee-Inspired Destinations

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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

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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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Record-Breaking 23 Million Visit Anaheim in 2016

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Record-breaking is becoming routine in Anaheim. For the fourth consecutive year, the city surpassed its previous high mark for visitor volume. Last year, 23 million visitors streamed into the Orange County metropolis to enjoy its signature attractions and attend events at Anaheim Convention Center, the largest on the West Coast. The total represents a 2.3…

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Meet Like a Star in Carlsbad

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Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Carlsbad has been rolling out the red carpet since the ’60s Between Hollywood stars traveling south from Los Angeles for a little R&R to international golfers converging for pro tournaments, San Diego’s North County beach town of Carlsbad and its famous resorts are proven hosts. There’s no question that…

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The Oregon Meeting Trail

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Back in the 1800s, Fort Vancouver, Washington, just north of Portland, was the finish line for The Oregon Trail. Thousands of fur trappers, pioneers, business owners and missionaries traveled 2,170 miles across seven states as part of…

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Virginia’s Perfect 10

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For more than 47 years, Virginia has lured visitors with the promise, “Virginia is for lovers.” Martin & Woltz Inc., the Richmond-based agency that created the campaign, originally considered multiple variations on that theme:

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New Mexico: State of Stunning Contrasts

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New Mexico reveals itself dramatically, in layer after layer of history, mystery, spirituality, tradition and natural beauty. Its nickname, “Land of Enchantment,” is appropriate because it offers attendees sights, sounds and experiences they can’t find anywhere else.

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