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The “Year of Literary Heroes” is underway in Britain in recognition of the country's most treasured writers.
Every month, ConventionPlanit.com holds an incentive-driven contest for meeting planners that results in valid tips for other planners.
The eight main pilgrimage routes of Camino de Santiago cut across the country like arteries, pumping seekers into the UNESCO World Heritage city of Santiago de Compostela and its cathedral where the remains of St. James the apostle are purportedly held.
Whether small- or large-scale personalization or new planner perks, Michelle Lardizabal, VP of sales, USA, for Club Med Resorts gave us the scoop.
Green meetings are on the rise, the verdict is still out on whether they, and other global sustainability initiatives, can help catch the rising tides.
There are more than a few holes in the old adage that “the customer is always right.”
Forty years ago, today’s concept of sustainable development did not yet exist, but this didn’t stop the Puntacana Resort & Club from building a reserve that is considered a model for sustainability by today’s standards.
Settling into the local life has become a sought-after luxury for attendees, and Norma Bock, meeting industry director for the Quito Tourism Board, says this culturally rich destination in the Andes is happy to deliver.
Oahu meetings offer luxury that is as authentic as its natural bounty and aloha spirit.
Luxury has an ever-evolving definition in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.
Crystal Cruises can't seem to stop itself when it comes to pushing the boundaries on what they can do for groups at sea.
Sweden’s archipelagos are so diverse and plentiful that you can actually rent an island for your event, and many planners do.
Two new luxury hotels expand the VIP experience for groups visiting Vancouver.
A luxury vibe is rolling into in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Fla., via a wave of new high-end and hyperlocal restaurants and hotels.
Forget the red carpet. A green carpet rolls out to meet Vancouver attendees.
The fall of the iconic Riviera Hotel and Casino, the first high-rise and one of the only remaining casinos from the city’s infamous mob days, marks the steady rise of Las Vegas as a formidable meetings destination.
Tips from Cinderella’s sidekicks for launching a staunch “boo” at ill-fated political banter.
As one of the Caribbean’s go-to destinations for yachting and high-end resorts, Pure Grenada offers groups a head-to-toe luxury experience.
Hidden travel fees are on the rise from every direction, with recent estimates from IdeaWorks showing a near $68 billion annual profit for global airlines just from ancillary fees.
In short, creative brainstorming sessions require unabashed full frontal thinking.
A private, five-mile stretch of the Tarryall River summons tranquility, clarity and a bit of nostalgia and the groups who embark on this fly-fishing retreat at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs are likely seeking just that.
Celebrity Cruises adds another "notch" to its belt buckle with Celebrity Edge. And with it...a magic carpet ride?
The history and mystery of the U.S. government is on full display at the International Spy Museum.
Bulova works with planners to ascertain the demographics of corporate gifts recipients.
The Monterey Peninsula hints at what golfing groups can expect from Pebble Beach courses: twists, turns and jaw dropping dramatic backdrops.