“We must go beyond simply accepting equal opportunity; rather, we must value and embrace diversity as a strategic competitive advantage.”
For a more cultural experience, a longboat ride up the Lemanak River will take attendees to Ngemah Longhouse, where they will meet members of the entire village under one roof.
Columbia is promoting the entire destination experience to meeting planners now, versus just the meeting facilities.
Google is building a new HQ in the West Loop, spurring the development of a bunch of cool new venues.
New rail service from the airport to Union Station launches at the end of the year.
A private island, cooking school, wine academy and the largest spa in Venice make the JW attractive for incentive programs.
Its this 1920s-era Key West that the 100-room Gates Hotel will bring back for meeting planners and their groups when it opens in April.
The art show is designed to show Singapore’s creative, cultural side.
These 14 turnkey experiences allow attendees “to go beneath the surface, behind-the-scenes and hands-on to discover Baltimore’s unique story.”
The Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds combines the scenic beauty of the Northern California coastline with distinctive architecture and historic venues.
The Grand Salon lobby was restored back to its 1889 glamour.
For arrivals, the staff can set up entire street parades to transport guests instead of using traditional coaches.
InterContinental’s Insider Collection For Meetings program highlights a destination’s authentic local flavor.
Detroit more than doubled its hotel night bookings for meeting delegates in 2014 over 2013.
“The ART is reflective of Denver’s new role as the West’s new epicenter for visionary thinking, synergistically paired with distinctive and exceptionally effective actions.”
Venturing offsite, groups can also go pick out seafood at a nearby seafood market and see it cooked before them in the local hawker (or open-air complex), true to Hainan culture.
On St. Thomas, groups can stay at Bluebeard’s Castle Resort, a historic property that dates back to the 1600’s when pirates were in their heyday.
For active groups, the resort can arrange zip lining activities, fishing and golf tournaments, and even laser tag.
“There’s absolutely a shift today among all of the European DMOs when it comes to seeing the value of sharing information.”
The Hilton São Paulo Morumbi is helping groups get in on this year’s Brazil Carnival, with their new “Pacote Fantasia” package.
The Silk Road’s recent designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the building of a new highway make it more attractive to groups then ever.
The Brewery Conference Centre has been an iconic element of Central Stockholm’s skyline since the mid-19th century when it functioned as the Munich Brewing Company, a local watering hole for Stockholmers producing 60,000 bottles of beer per hour at its height.
“We really do try to have fun and take advantage of the Victorian town of Breckenridge while being active on the mountain.”
New infrastructure, culture and a variety of meeting options at The Westin Kansas City are elevating meetings.
Stuttgart’s electromobility industries define the very concept of innovation.