All posts by Cynthia Dial

Advice for Planners Seeking Authenticity

The directive for planners is simple: Seek what is genuine, what is real, what is original — not what is manufactured.

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Advice for Planners Seeking Authenticity

The directive for planners is simple: Seek what is genuine, what is real, what is original — not what is manufactured.

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Welcomes All to Enjoy This Bigger-Than-Life Destination

Well-known for its passion and its pride, the vast state of Texas is no stranger to visitors, who are always shown a good time, made to feel at home and are forever welcome by a Texas-size hospitality that envelops all.

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Welcomes All to Enjoy This Bigger-Than-Life Destination

Well-known for its passion and its pride, the vast state of Texas is no stranger to visitors, who are always shown a good time, made to feel at home and are forever welcome by a Texas-size hospitality that envelops all.

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Exclusive Experiences Make Great Rewards

Here are some destinations that appear custom-designed to incentivize, along with info from some of the industry’s key, in-the-know players.

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Exclusive Experiences Make Great Rewards

Here are some destinations that appear custom-designed to incentivize, along with info from some of the industry’s key, in-the-know players.

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Making Meetings Memorable Can Be as Easy as Booking the Venue

Every destination is special, every destination is different, but not every destination has the basic component meeting experts might deem the “p” factor. Translation: perfect for planners.

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Making Meetings Memorable Can Be as Easy as Booking the Venue

Every destination is special, every destination is different, but not every destination has the basic component meeting experts might deem the “p” factor. Translation: perfect for planners.

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The Ins and Outs of Planning a Meeting With a Theme

Guided by such parameters as goals, budgets, demographics and destinations, the lengthy and detailed procedure is demanding and sometimes overwhelming. But it need not be.
Armed with the following input from in-the-know players of some of the nation’s top DMCs, the future for theme-plotting planners can be simple. So relax, enjoy the process and find inspiration in the words of Albert Einstein: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

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The Ins and Outs of Planning a Meeting With a Theme

Guided by such parameters as goals, budgets, demographics and destinations, the lengthy and detailed procedure is demanding and sometimes overwhelming. But it need not be.
Armed with the following input from in-the-know players of some of the nation’s top DMCs, the future for theme-plotting planners can be simple. So relax, enjoy the process and find inspiration in the words of Albert Einstein: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

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Spectacular Beach Resorts — Awash With Rewarding Experiences

What can be said about a meeting planner’s selection of a waterfront location, lengthy stretch of beach, over-the-sea sunsets and teambuilding activities?

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Spectacular Beach Resorts — Awash With Rewarding Experiences

What can be said about a meeting planner’s selection of a waterfront location, lengthy stretch of beach, over-the-sea sunsets and teambuilding activities?

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From Culture to Cowboys, This Welcoming and Diverse Land Beckons U.S. Planners

Canada is a treasure trove of destinations.

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From Culture to Cowboys, This Welcoming and Diverse Land Beckons U.S. Planners

Canada is a treasure trove of destinations.

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As Meeting Complexity Rises, So Does the Pressure to Think Outside the Box

Here’s a peek into the inside scoop from the perspective of professionals, who share their challenges and their tips. So, pour a cup of coffee, keep reading and keep in mind — you’re not alone.

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As Meeting Complexity Rises, So Does the Pressure to Think Outside the Box

Here’s a peek into the inside scoop from the perspective of professionals, who share their challenges and their tips. So, pour a cup of coffee, keep reading and keep in mind — you’re not alone.

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Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

With the seller’s market still applying pressure in 2018, planners must find ways to cut costs without sacrificing the all-important ROI for attendees and stakeholders.

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Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

With the seller’s market still applying pressure in 2018, planners must find ways to cut costs without sacrificing the all-important ROI for attendees and stakeholders.

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A Larger-Than-Life Destination Made for Memorable Meetings

Planners seeking a Southwestern flair find an impressive range of options in Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

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A Larger-Than-Life Destination Made for Memorable Meetings

Planners seeking a Southwestern flair find an impressive range of options in Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

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