Site Selection

Above Average Experiences at a Below Average Cost By Ron Bernthal

Cities where planners can leverage less obvious costs to meet their bottom line.

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From 'Bathroom Bills' to Open Carry By Sophia Bennett

Social and political issues can cause meeting planners to avoid certain cities and states, and hotels.

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And Do the Right Thing Ethically By Maura Keller

The do’s and don’ts of familiarization trips, which can turn out to be a crucial piece of the site selection process.

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Where Expanding Convention Districts and Meetings Infrastructure Are Getting Planners’ Attention By Sophia Bennett

These cities are about to become major movers and shakers in the convention scene.

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What's New & Noteworthy From Coast to Coast By Ron Bernthal

Convention hotels have a symbiotic relationship with their nearby convention centers — one can’t live without the other.

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Drive-in MeetingsFebruary 1, 2016
Choose These Easy-to-Reach Value Destinations to Get More Mileage Out of Attendance By Karen Brost

Members will be more inclined to attend meetings if they are held in a destination that’s either easy to reach or affordable — or both.

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These Game-Changers Are Putting Their Cities on the Site Selection Map By Patrick Simms

First- and second-tier cities are partnering with upscale hoteliers to raise their profile in the convention market.

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Value DestinationsApril 1, 2015
Price Is Just One Part of the Total Value Package Planners Are Looking for By Derek Reveron

From Detroit to Oklahoma City, find out the new stories these and other select cities have to “sell.”

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Citywide MeetingsFebruary 1, 2015
Planning Challenges Grow as the Economy Improves By John Buchanan

A seller’s market and high demand are limiting availability for large meetings.

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When Cities Vie for Top Political Conventions, Planners Win By Patrick Simms

Cities in the running to host the Democratic National Convention are improving infrastructure and services that planners will benefit from for years to come.

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