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"Why does he hang out with those retarded gorillas? Because any one of them, if he asked them to, would take a bat to their head. That’s called loyalty."
Specialized spa experiences pamper visiting groups to the newly opened The Grove Resort & Spa.
Last year, the City of Austin started requiring ride-hailing companies, both ride-share companies and taxis, to fingerprint its drivers, and both Uber and Lyft pulled out in protest.
"We're looking to find more incentive destinations within the U.S. and Canada, so we can rotate every other year with international destinations."
"Every gifting opportunity, whether it's a small or grand gesture, is a chance to make an extraordinary impact and stand out in the crowd."
For a fun foodie experience, Susie’s South Forty Candy Factory in Midland is the Guinness World Record-Holder for the largest piece of toffee.
“Planners are constantly seeking out wellness-centric experiences to encourage mental and physical well-being among attendees."
“You can get a hot breakfast at the Westin in St. Louis for $40 and a similar breakfast at the Westin in Times Square will cost $75.”
Work with your event planner to create a focal point for your theme party. Not only can you use it for promotion, but it will help keep the event in the minds of attendees long after it ends.
Millennials might snub their noses at golf, while many aging Boomers prefer to skip the adrenaline-pumping activities on the agenda. We turned to experts in three cities—Atlanta, Greenville and Naples—for ideas.
“In our case, Zika did not fall under force majeure. We ended up staying with our original resort and moving the meeting to September, which is the end of winter there."
Red flags for compliance departments include five-star ratings, resort or gaming destinations, such as Phoenix or Las Vegas; and on-site facilities, such as golf, a nightclub or a spa.
Silversea's wellness activities include yoga and pilates classes, both on board and on shore, and a free spa massage treatment.
Think of your sponsors as the spokespersons for your event and partner with them every way you can, from including them in planning focus groups or committees to having them hand out awards
The Punjammies Pajama Bar lets attendees choose from lounge pants, tops and robes that they can take back to their rooms and then home.
Tampa's Heights Market will feature eateries headed up by local chefs along with two event spaces and a rooftop social area.
Registration, hotel and F&B are complimentary; space is limited. Qualified meeting planners will receive 5.5 CEUs from the CIC.
Channel Marlon Brando if you must and realize that there is always a solution. Don't offend the individual who put you in the stressful situation or freak out on those who can help you get out of it.
The Global Meeting Planning Summit opens on Monday, May 22, with site visits of the host hotels, Hotel 50 Bowery and Dream Downtown, followed by an evening reception on the rooftop of The Knickerbocker Hotel.
A new web site breaks down each property according to which category it falls under, exclusives or buyouts (or both), as well as other criteria.
In the Covent Garden section of London is Rules restaurant, the oldest in the city and the site of a famous scene from the 2015 James Bond film Spectre.
The Lee County area is known for its shelling, with the Gulf current refreshing its beaches with a regular supply of everything from coquinas to cockle shells.
Dubai has become a favorite haunt for Bollywood stars, and many of them vacation here and will make appearances at the new theme park.
Today's meeting attendee, just like the Eataly customer, is increasingly sophisticated and has the same high expectations.
A highlight of our tour of Kissimmee was a hardhat lunch and wine tasting at the new Island Grove Wine Company.