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Some New & Improved Places to Host New & Improved Meetings

New or recently renovated convention center hotels have seen an increase in overall group business, a result of favorable macroeconomic trends that are currently boosting budgets for corporate events.

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Some New & Improved Places to Host New & Improved Meetings

New or recently renovated convention center hotels have seen an increase in overall group business, a result of favorable macroeconomic trends that are currently boosting budgets for corporate events.

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Why These Newly Discovered Meetings Cities Deserve a Second Thought

Emerging destinations aren’t necessarily undiscovered places — perhaps a more fitting description would be newly discovered. Sometimes called second-tier cities, there is nothing “second” about them, except that they have less traffic, are less expensive and have less attitude than their more famous big sister cities.

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Why These Newly Discovered Meetings Cities Deserve a Second Thought

Emerging destinations aren’t necessarily undiscovered places — perhaps a more fitting description would be newly discovered. Sometimes called second-tier cities, there is nothing “second” about them, except that they have less traffic, are less expensive and have less attitude than their more famous big sister cities.

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These Premier Theme Parks Check All the Boxes for Meetings and Incentives That Impress and Inspire

Larger theme parks are like small cities, making them the perfect choice for corporate events.

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These Premier Theme Parks Check All the Boxes for Meetings and Incentives That Impress and Inspire

Larger theme parks are like small cities, making them the perfect choice for corporate events.

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Security Experts Address Planners’ Top Concerns for International Meetings

Corporate meeting planners, particularly those who manage large meetings abroad, are concerned about the safety and security of their attendees and staff more than ever.

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Security Experts Address Planners’ Top Concerns for International Meetings

Corporate meeting planners, particularly those who manage large meetings abroad, are concerned about the safety and security of their attendees and staff more than ever.

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Cities Compete for Conferences, Ramping Up Expansions and Renovations

City business and political leaders around the country are figuring out how to best spend their allotted budgets to expand their local convention centers as the business climate improves.

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Cities Compete for Conferences, Ramping Up Expansions and Renovations

City business and political leaders around the country are figuring out how to best spend their allotted budgets to expand their local convention centers as the business climate improves.

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Where Opportunities for Authentic Culinary Experiences Abound

For corporate meeting planners these days, food is not only essential to creating an entertaining and engaging experience for a private dinner for 50 or an incentive party for 500, but often a destination will be chosen because of its reputation as a foodie city.

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Where Opportunities for Authentic Culinary Experiences Abound

For corporate meeting planners these days, food is not only essential to creating an entertaining and engaging experience for a private dinner for 50 or an incentive party for 500, but often a destination will be chosen because of its reputation as a foodie city.

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From Rural to Urban, a Look at Locales That Cater to Planners’ Needs

The revenue from small groups has become so important to most hotels that they are hiring small meetings sales specialists.

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From Rural to Urban, a Look at Locales That Cater to Planners’ Needs

The revenue from small groups has become so important to most hotels that they are hiring small meetings sales specialists.

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Above Average Experiences at a Below Average Cost

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

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Above Average Experiences at a Below Average Cost

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

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Pro Sports Venues Offer Winning Game Plans for Corporate Events

Planners might be surprised at the multitude of private spaces and group program options available for memorable out-of-the-box experiences.

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Pro Sports Venues Offer Winning Game Plans for Corporate Events

Planners might be surprised at the multitude of private spaces and group program options available for memorable out-of-the-box experiences.

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What's New & Noteworthy From Coast to Coast

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

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What's New & Noteworthy From Coast to Coast

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

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