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Assessing the ROI of CSR activities can provide a win-win-win situation for planners, clients and attendees.
With all the crises—volcanoes in Hawaii to wildfires on the West Coast—being ready to deal with a natural disaster is part of the job description.
Establishing code of conduct at events is now a top priority as nearly 60 percent of women event planners report having endured #MeToo moments.
Spacious, open-air decks with expansive vistas and a major campus for academic conferences are among the exciting new venues for meetings.
While meeting in Madrid, consider a function in a private banquet room at the Casino de Madrid, the Royal Palace of Aranjuez or the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
The group coordinator can help customize a treatment menu to fit your group’s goals or tailor “mini-treatments."
Raffles Makati and the Fairmont Makati Philippines share a building in the Ayala Center, an expansive shopping and entertainment complex.
“Medieval suppers and ‘Palace Nights’ at the Pousada itself, or at nearby venues such as the Pena Palace in Sintra, can really enrich an incentive program.”
“It’s one of those dream travel experiences that seems right out of the movies.”
DMCs such as Liberty Incentives have created Bond-themed programs that offer a fun, active way to discover the city.
The endless source of warm geothermal swimming pools are entwined in Iceland's spa culture.
Spas, golf and other sports draw groups to the Jungmun resort area, where the clifftop Shilla Hotel Jeju caters to incentive groups.
Something old is new again in Marseille. The 18th century Hotel Dieu, once a hostel for pilgrims to the nearby Basilica, reopens in April after two years of renovations as the InterContinental Marseille-Hotel Dieu.
Create mixers with passed hors d’oeuvres, strolling masseuses, mini-facials and acupuncture treatments, served amid the Himalayan-salt grotto of a coed bathhouse.
The value of Atlantic City revolves around good hotel pricing, accessibility and the overall layout with so many hotel rooms near the 500,000-sf Atlantic City Convention Center.
The Liaison Capitol Hill by Affinia in Washington, D.C. is a well-priced, design-conscious hotel for mid-market groups with a creative mindset.
Convention centers are acting as community accelerators—a complete destination experience for an entire event, including pre/post.