Category Archives: Destinations

Bellevue

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: Total Hotel Rooms: Number of Special Events Venues: Local Convention Centers: Local Airports: Local CVB: Smart Snapshot: Last year, when CNN Money released its list of the best U.S. cities in which to live, Bellevue, Wash., landed at No. 4. Among its many attributes, the magazine praised the city’s…

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Seattle

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: 250 Total Hotel Rooms: 32,890 Number of Special Events Venues: 284 Local Convention Centers: Washington State Convention & Trade Center Local Airports: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) Smart Snapshot: A leafy and hilly city, Seattle sits between two great bodies of water—Puget Sound to the east and Lake Washington to…

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Spokane

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: 42 Number of Special Events Venues: 70 Local Convention Centers: Spokane Convention Center Local Airports: Spokane International Airport (GEG) Local CVB: Smart Snapshot: Four hours east of Seattle is Spokane. Geographically situated between the Columbia Plateau and the Rocky Mountain foothills, it is a thriving metropolis that offers a…

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Casper

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: Total Hotel Rooms: Number of Special Events Venues: Local Convention Centers: Local Airports: Local CVB: Smart Snapshot: Second only to Cheyenne in population, the central-eastern city of Casper has numerous claims to fame. Not only was it a station on the Pony Express, the storied mail system that lasted…

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Cheyenne

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: Total Hotel Rooms: Number of Special Events Venues: Local Convention Centers: Local Airports: Local CVB: Cheyenne Area CVB Cheyenne Wyoming Smart Snapshot: Don’t forget to pack your Stetson when meeting in Cheyenne. The largest city in Wyoming (population 59,466), it has a palpable cowboy vibe. In mid-summer, the capital…

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Ogden

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: Total Hotel Rooms: Number of Special Events Venues: Local Convention Centers: Local Airports: Local CVB: Smart Snapshot: Just 40 miles north of Salt Lake City is the one-time railroad hub city of Ogden, once too wild for even Al Capone. And while today the city is more about its…

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Missoula

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: Total Hotel Rooms: Number of Special Events Venues: Local Convention Centers: Local Airports: Local CVB: Missoula Convention & Visitors Bureau Smart Snapshot: Home to the University of Montana, this city near the Idaho border has a hip, youthful vibe. Because of its fairly mild climate (compared to the rest…

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Park City

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: 23 Total Hotel Rooms: 6,000 Number of Special Events Venues: 25 Local Airports: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) Local CVB: Visit Park City Smart Snapshot: Not many mountain destinations are as world-renowned as Park City, Utah—or for so many reasons. Host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the town…

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Laughlin

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: 9 Total Hotel Rooms: 10,333 Number of Special Events Venues: 15 Local Convention Centers: Convention Center at Aquarius Hotel and Casino Local Airports: McCarran International Airport (LAS), Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport Local CVB: Southern Nevada Regional Office of The LVCVA Smart Snapshot Located at the southernmost tip of Nevada, along…

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Reno

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: 90 Total Hotel Rooms: 30,000 Number of Special Events Venues:45 Local Convention Centers: Reno-Sparks Convention Center Local Airports: Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) Local CVB: Visit Reno Smart Snapshot: The “biggest little city in the world” (as its motto goes), Reno sits near Lake Tahoe and the California border in northern…

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