Category Archives: Destinations

Rosen Properties Taking It Up a Notch

It’s wonderful, albeit a bit disconcerting, to visit the three Rosen full-service convention properties in Orlando. They are 12 to 27 years old, but everything about them, from the fresh smell of the immaculate common areas to the recently redesigned guest rooms, suggests that these are brand-new hotels.

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New England’s Recycled Revolution

The Industrial Revolution in the United States began in New England in the late 1700s, when a man named Samuel Slater immigrated to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, from England with knowledge of cotton-spinning. His water-powered mill established a textile-weaving industry in the New World, and the factory system in America was born. Today, New England is no longer an industrial powerhouse, but that era’s legacy lives on.

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Wine Country Walkie-Talkies and Tips

Working hard for several days in a conference room—even one with windows and loosely structured formats—can make groups ready to get up and go. Several wine country destinations have a solution: charming, walkable downtown areas lined with tasting rooms from a variety of producers.

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Southern Hospitality, North Carolina Style

When planning the annual National Business Media show, a trade show for roughly 3,000 attendees, Sue Hueg, vice president of NBM Events, regularly returns to the same place. “We’ve been going to Charlotte since 1991,” Hueg says. “Without fail, no matter when we’re there, the weather is great. There’s a lot to do, and it’s a really easy, walkable city, with good lift from the airport. The people are really friendly, and Charlotte is budget-friendly. It’s really at the top when it comes to value.”

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Las Vegas: Build It Because They are Coming

Imagine the magic you could perform with 2.2 million sq. ft. of meeting and exhibit space. That is the amount of convention space scheduled to open in Las Vegas in the next three years. This is in addition to more than 11 million sq. ft. of diverse meeting, exhibit and trade-show space already in this event oasis. These are not your grandparents’ meeting rooms, either. They are designed to be more connected, healthier and more flexible than ballrooms of yore. So, get your planning hats on, because the inspiration starts here.

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Have We Got a Cruise for You!

Themed cruises run the gamut of interests—if you have a special interest, you can be sure there’s a cruise to match it. A few examples pop to mind immediately.

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