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Eye On The IslandsNovember 18, 2020
As Travel Slowly Ramps Up, Island Nations Beckon By

What’s not to like about using the Caribbean and Bahamas for memorable meeting and incentive programs?

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There are plenty of reasons why Las Vegas attracts more than 6.5 million meeting and conference attendees annually…

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Fantastic FloridaDecember 13, 2019
Everything From Sandy Beaches to Thrilling Theme Parks By

If America’s first visitors was the crew helmed by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in 1513, then it could be said that Florida has been playing host for longer than any other state. While the explorer didn’t venture far beyond the swaying palms and silken sands lining the coast, the visitor infrastructure that followed […]

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Embracing the "Big Easy" By

Known for its vibrant nightlife and idyllic music scene, New Orleans is also a beacon of sorts for meeting and events of all sizes. Lauren Caselli, owner of Bozeman, Montana-based Lauren Caselli Events, orchestrated a spectacular meeting in New Orleans for about 200 people during the off-season month of January. In New Orleans, there are […]

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A Mecca For Meetings By

For decades, Las Vegas has been the epicenter for meetings, conventions and events of all sizes. Jill Leimbach, director of meetings for the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), understands the draw of Las Vegas as the world’s leading meeting, convention and trade show destination. In fact, the NACM will hold its 124th Annual Credit […]

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As the warmth of summer settles over most of the U.S., one state is looking forward to the milder months of fall, winter and spring, when its outdoor environments are at their peak: Arizona. An enviable blend of desert and mountain settings, Mexican and Native American cultures, and iconic sights ranging from the Grand Canyon […]

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The Big Easy Gets a Face-lift By

A new $1 billion airport, a face-lift for a long-established convention center, and a fleet of new hotels offering an array of meeting spaces — the coming year promises to be transformative for one of America’s favorite destinations — New Orleans.

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Year in and year out, no U.S. meeting destination hosts more meetings and conventions than Las Vegas, and the most fundamental reason for its dominance is a simple one: Once known solely for its gambling and entertainment, over the last decade the city has reimagined and re-engineered itself into a destination tailor-made for meetings.

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Despite Some Islands Being Ravaged by Storms, Visits are Trending Upward By

Despite a difficult few years for the Caribbean Islands hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the region still managed to attract almost 30 million visitors in 2018, its second-best year ever, and the Caribbean Tourism Organization is forecasting 6-7 percent growth in tourism arrivals in 2019, as most of the damaged infrastructure in hurricane-impacted destinations returns to normal.

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Even as Things Change, What Has Long Been Great For Groups Remains the Same By

If Orlando could accommodate and impress the 26,000 attendees of the Microsoft Ignite event in September 2017 — and it did — chances are good that it can accommodate and impress attendees from any event and any industry, including those in the financial and insurance sectors, not to mention the planners who put those events together.

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