Courtney Peter

Game Changers: Sporting Incentive TripsMeeting Planning

Anyone who has attended a Super Bowl party or a pregame tailgate gathering knows that sporting events have a way of bringing people together. The game-day playbook involves frenzied anticipation, spirited debate, camaraderie and indulgent food and drink—plus the communal experience of watching a live event unfold, a relative novelty now that many consume recorded,…

Inspired Itineraries: Fresh Ideas for Incentive TravelMeeting Planning

The meeting planner’s unofficial code includes a pledge to mold every event into a special experience—and thanks to planners’ finely honed ability to think both creatively and logistically, the success rate is high. But when it comes to incentive meetings, expectations are raised from special to unforgettable. Whether an incentive group is celebrating a job…

New Frontiers in SustainabilityGreen Meetings

Hotels and convention centers are pushing green meetings standards ever higher Gone are the days when a collection of recycling bins could pass for a sustainability program. Having long passed the buzzword phase, environmental responsibility concerns now permeate the business landscape, including the meetings and events industry. In the current climate, wastewater reuse and compost…

Connecticut Convention Center

Connecticut: Compact But DiverseDestinations

Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford Connecticut perfectly encapsulates New England’s environmental diversity. “Our state is compact, yet there are many different types of meeting venues and hotels in picturesque locations,” says H. Scott Phelps, president of Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. “The size makes it easy for groups to meet and day-trip to numerous off-site attractions,…

Rhode Island: America’s First ResortDestinations

Billed as America’s First Resort, Newport has spent nearly four centuries honing its image as a posh New England seaside playground. “Newport may be best known for its legendary mansions and quaint, coastal New England vibe, but this 378-year-old city is constantly reinventing—and reinvigorating—its world-class appeal,” says Andrea McHugh, marketing and communications manager at Discover…

Massachusetts: Find History in the HarborDestinations

The Langham, Boston Boston, New England’s undisputed urban anchor, doubles as a premier meetings destination. Packed with historic sites, harbor scenery and distinctive event spaces, it promises to revolutionize your next meeting. Boston Convention & Exhibition Center boasts greater network bandwidth than any domestic convention center across its 516,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space….

Everybody Wins With All-InclusivesDestinations

All-inclusives offer a streamlined option for planners and premium experiences for groups An ideal environment for a corporate retreat, meeting or incentive trip immerses attendees in unforgettable experiences without leaving them mired in logistics. Wish-list qualifications include a perennial favorite destination, luxury amenities, top-tier food and beverage offerings, and standout activities. A planner determined to…

6 Modern Luxury Hotels that Let Groups Stay in StyleHotels & ResortsNews

The Art, a Hotel, Denver While the desire for luxury is constant, the definition is constantly evolving. To ascend to the upper echelon of the modern luxury market, hotels and resorts must not only cultivate excellence in design, service and amenities, but also remain vigilantly attuned to changing tastes, technologies and expectations. Properties that offer…