Florida — the world-famous “Sunshine State,” beloved by tourists from around the world — enjoys a special status in the association meeting industry: It boasts more high-quality and unique individual destinations than many other states. And what all of them have in common are two of the things meeting planners invariably say they look for […]

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Things are different in Arizona: The mountains are sharper, the desert more dramatic and the contrasts greater. The destination is where the afternoon sky paints a reddish patina over this setting known for its Native American heritage and perpetual sunshine. Celebrating a plethora of perks — from authentic cowboys, distinctive cuisine and fashion-forward shopping to […]

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Las Vegas Remains the Crown Jewel of Event Cities; Reno Fills a Niche By

All of this is conducted against a backdrop of 24/7 entertainment, gaming and endless nightlife — the “lost weekend” cliché for which this Sin City is also known. Needless to say, association meetings and conferences are a big business in Las Vegas.

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New and Renovated Facilities With Options Galore By

As above, so below? Not so. The dark stuffiness of the casino experience — where there are no windows or clocks — makes it easy for planners to forget two of Atlantic City’s most persistent realities: its abundance of waterways, and its myriad venues for offering spectacular views thereof.

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“Mile High City” is Abuzz With Attendees Who Want to Stay Low-Key By

Colorado, a vast and beautiful state highlighted by the Rocky Mountains and featuring numerous individual destinations large and small, has become popular with meeting planners who want to escape a typical urban setting and enjoy spectacular scenery.

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The Big EasyJanuary 30, 2019
While Planners Are Drawn to New Orleans, Other Louisiana Cities Also Have Lots to Offer By

Small and large groups that repeatedly return to the Crescent City have a different kind of good time every time. That’s because New Orleans has everything planners need.

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Meet Me in TexasJanuary 30, 2019
Large Venues, Great Service Give Associations Many Options By

Texas is a big state with big options for planners. North, east, south or west, there’s a city that will welcome your group with Texas-sized warmth and hospitality.

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The Best of NevadaNovember 27, 2018
It’s Not Just All About Las Vegas Anymore By

When planners think of meeting in Nevada, they typically think Las Vegas. Yet, Reno-Tahoe — at the edge of the towering Sierra Nevada — offers its own brand of inspiration and should be on every planner’s Nevada go-to list.

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Everything’s Up-To-Date in Atlantic City By

These days, a happy, new reality is trumping old perceptions. Atlantic City is once again becoming a genuine player in the meetings game.

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Orlando Stays on TopAugust 29, 2018
An Abundance of Local Activities and Meeting Space Keeps Planners in Orlando By

When you consider destinations for business travel, Orlando would have to be among the most appealing. Certainly the city is no stranger to kudos from a variety of sources. It’s been named AAA’s top domestic summer destination, as well as one of Travelocity’s “coolest places to go in 2018 for family travel.” But regardless of the time of year and even when association travel doesn’t include family, Orlando remains a top destination.

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