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Before the economic crash of 2008, team-building events were often passed over in favor of conferences or fun-filled parties, according to Sharon E. Sullivan, president of Sullivan Custom Planning Inc., a full-service destination management company that serves New England and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Before the economic crash of 2008, team-building events were often passed over in favor of conferences or fun-filled parties, according to Sharon E. Sullivan, president of Sullivan Custom Planning Inc., a full-service destination management company that serves New England and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Attendees Will Love This Destination’s Mix of Venues and Activities

DECA, which helps high school and college students prepare for careers in business and entrepreneurship, typically hosts around 19,000 students, parents, teachers, advisers and other stakeholders at its annual International Career Development Conference

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Attendees Will Love This Destination’s Mix of Venues and Activities

DECA, which helps high school and college students prepare for careers in business and entrepreneurship, typically hosts around 19,000 students, parents, teachers, advisers and other stakeholders at its annual International Career Development Conference

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There are plenty of compelling reasons to consider a meeting or incentive trip at sea. “From the immersive exploration experiences at each destination to the spacious comfortable suites onboard, from the exquisite cuisine at all restaurants to the expert personalized service at every turn, your attendees will be able to experience the ultimate memory-making travel […]

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There are plenty of compelling reasons to consider a meeting or incentive trip at sea. “From the immersive exploration experiences at each destination to the spacious comfortable suites onboard, from the exquisite cuisine at all restaurants to the expert personalized service at every turn, your attendees will be able to experience the ultimate memory-making travel […]

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The Proper Presentation Can Make a Meeting ... the Wrong One Can Break It

One thing Keegan Hooks has learned during her many years in the event industry is that food and beverage can be the hidden variable that makes an event highly memorable or criticized.

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The Proper Presentation Can Make a Meeting ... the Wrong One Can Break It

One thing Keegan Hooks has learned during her many years in the event industry is that food and beverage can be the hidden variable that makes an event highly memorable or criticized.

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Utilizing New and Recently Renovated Hotels

Using new or recently renovated hotels for meetings comes with many benefits — everything is brand-new or greatly improved. But there are plenty of risks involved as well…

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Utilizing New and Recently Renovated Hotels

Using new or recently renovated hotels for meetings comes with many benefits — everything is brand-new or greatly improved. But there are plenty of risks involved as well…

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Onsite Visits Sponsored by Local CVBs or DMOs Are a Win-Win For Planners and Venues Alike

Familiarization or FAM trips allow meeting planners to visit a destination and determine if it’s a good fit for future conferences or other events.

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Onsite Visits Sponsored by Local CVBs or DMOs Are a Win-Win For Planners and Venues Alike

Familiarization or FAM trips allow meeting planners to visit a destination and determine if it’s a good fit for future conferences or other events.

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Reno Has Just as Many Exciting Options as Its Glitzy Neighbor Las Vegas

The meetings, conventions and incentive trips industry has continued its own dramatic upswing, to the point where Las Vegas is now one of the biggest and most beloved event destinations globally. Reno has also seen tremendous new investment in hotels and resorts.

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Reno Has Just as Many Exciting Options as Its Glitzy Neighbor Las Vegas

The meetings, conventions and incentive trips industry has continued its own dramatic upswing, to the point where Las Vegas is now one of the biggest and most beloved event destinations globally. Reno has also seen tremendous new investment in hotels and resorts.

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Gaming Resorts Offer Meeting Attendees More Than Just Casino Action

Now that the stigma of going to a gaming resort has eased, companies are free to focus on the many benefits they offer.

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Gaming Resorts Offer Meeting Attendees More Than Just Casino Action

Now that the stigma of going to a gaming resort has eased, companies are free to focus on the many benefits they offer.

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Lower Costs, Less Congestion and the Beautiful Wilderness Entice Planners to the Area

The Pacific Northwest is a red-hot destination for leisure and business travel right now, which makes it a very smart place to host future meetings and other events.

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Lower Costs, Less Congestion and the Beautiful Wilderness Entice Planners to the Area

The Pacific Northwest is a red-hot destination for leisure and business travel right now, which makes it a very smart place to host future meetings and other events.

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Healthy Food and Beverage Options Are Showing Up More Frequently at Events

Evidence of the trend toward a healthier lifestyle is everywhere. In the event industry, the place where it shows up most frequently is the demand for healthier food and beverages.

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Healthy Food and Beverage Options Are Showing Up More Frequently at Events

Evidence of the trend toward a healthier lifestyle is everywhere. In the event industry, the place where it shows up most frequently is the demand for healthier food and beverages.

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