Category Archives: Destination Galleries

An Insider Guide to SoCal

Immersing your attendees into a destination’s local culture is a time-tested way to give them a sense of place that goes beyond the four walls of the conference room. In fact, today’s attendees not only desire this immersion—they expect it.

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Nevada: Energy Boosters in the Silver State

Nicknamed the Silver State because of the importance of silver to its history and economy, Nevada features a highly diverse landscape that includes arid plains and snowcapped mountains, as reflected by its two major areas, Las Vegas and Reno/ Tahoe, respectively.

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Natural Hawaiian Splendor: Sea, Mountain, Jungle… and, Yes, Fire

Pele still wants your business. The Hawaiian fire goddess has not lost her ability to awe, as the billowing plumes of smoke and rivers of red lava that explode out of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii Island attest. Yet a month after she began to unleash her latest terrible display of power on May 2, only 8 square miles (of Hawaii Island’s more than 4,000 square miles) had been directly affected.

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Navigating Northern California

Walter Cronkite, that war-hardened journalist and New Yorker, described his trip to the West Coast this way: “Leaving San Francisco is like saying goodbye to an old sweetheart. You want to linger as long as possible.” If your group is lingering in Northern California, you have lots of options for where to meet, eat and build connected teams.

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What to Pack for a Seattle Event

As the global headquarters for hip, Washington’s Puget Sound is more than the birth place of Amazon, Starbucks Coffee Company and grunge music. The cities surrounding the base of the Space Needle are home to a state of mind with all the moods of the famously shifting Northwestern weather.

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San Diego: Casual and Cosmopolitan

For those who haven’t found their happy meeting place lately in the southernmost reaches of the Golden State, the big news is that San Diego, California’s beach city, has evolved. Don’t worry—it still has a comfortable vibe, sunny weather (average year-round temps are in the high 70s) and plenty of opportunity for sand-in-your-toes gatherings, but it now also channels an international city feel with arts, culture and a dynamic culinary scene.

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New Bay Area Hotels Lure Meeting Groups

Over the years, planners’ responsibilities have evolved way beyond logistics and the high expectations/low budget dance. They have grown to include concerns such as return-on-investment and heightened security, for instance.

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Discover the New Atlanta

Some 51 million people visit A-Town (as it’s known by locals) each year, according to Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). Many of them come to enjoy the city’s thriving restaurant scene, nightclubs, high-end shopping, as well as tourist attractions such as the 20-story SkyView Ferris Wheel and World of Coca-Cola, a museum-like exhibition hall dedicated to a certain fizzy beverage maker. It helps that Atlanta is one of the most accessible cities in the country, thanks in part to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the busiest airport in the world.

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