Wine tasting on Waiheke Island matched by a visit to the popular Hobbiton village movie set impressed 28 incentive travel experts during a three-day meeting this past January.
See how historic backdrops inspire forward-thinking events in Croatia.
See why Jerry Wilson & Associates Inc., an independent manufacturers representative firm, feels lucky enough to have hosted its annual sales conference four times in Hawaii since 2004.
Tech companies continue to raise the meetings and events industry bar, with DJs spinning contemporary beats, eclectic venues providing artsy backdrops and artisanal F&B menus becoming industry standard now. The Tableau Software event in Seattle last May was no exception.
How one meeting planner seamlessly leveraged culture in Jamaica for a truly memorable and hyperlocal group experience.
Foodies attending Catersource’s Art of Catering Food conference Aug. 9 to 12 got a taste of Salt Lake City’s rising food and beverage scene.
Meeting in art-centric Santa Fe, N.M., might seem out of character for a group of neurotrauma scientists, but the city offered the perfect balance of right- and left-brain activities for attendees.
Planning off-sites at atypical Washington, D.C., venues can be a bold move in a city known for its famous federal museums and art galleries.
David Beam, CEO of Insulate America, wanted his group to experience New Orleans the way the locals do.
Located about 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport and within a five-mile radius of some of L.A.’s most famous landmarks, The London offers what it calls “iconic glamour and stylish allure.”
"The people that come to this meeting are very discerning event professionals that have been wined and dined literally throughout the world."
Boston's history with sports, combined with good old-fashioned Boston pride, has prompted locally based Reebok to host its biannual regional marketing meetings close to home. The Revere Hotel was able to provide everything the event required within four different spaces among the property’s 35,000 sf of meeting space.
“I think what’s great about the hotels in Hartford is how accommodating they are to really allow a group like ours to brand itself in the community so that our brand was pretty much visible everywhere you went from the minute you checked in at the hotel."
“Everybody said it was one of the best events we ever did,” says Gorton. “They were awestruck at Universal and couldn’t believe we brought in the sand for the first night’s event. Everybody kept saying we outdid ourselves.”
For the ultimate group incentive program, book the Sofitel Queenstown in the South Island and Hilton Auckland in the North, where groups can rest after the Air New Zealand flight.
The all-inclusive property contains a 16,400-sf convention center, a spa with outdoor palapa-style massage areas, five bars and lounges, and five restaurants including Mexican, Italian and Argentinean cuisines.
For group events with heavy daytime schedules, the 408-room Turnberry Isle Miami is one of the best positioned hotels in South Florida, located on 300 acres in north Miami.
Pacific Destination Services creates a powerful program for an economic consulting firm, where families are invited too for ziplining, ATV rides and other action-packed adventures.
It took eight 52-foot trailers, 15 open pods and 36 hours to transform the 15,000-sf Tuscany Ballroom at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando into a super-sized Vera Bradley Designs showroom.
The Incentive Research Foundation hosted its 19th annual Incentive Invitational last month at the 1,002-room JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country, organized by The...
Washington, D.C. consistently rates in the top five most desirable cities to visit by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and yet the last...
Planner: Allison Jones Executive Vice President National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants Collerville, TN The 1,635-room Peppermill Resort Spa Casino has invested more than $500...
Combines wellness and warmth in Pennsylvania’s picturesque Alleghany Mountains when work needs to get done.
When Allison Mitchell began planning the Pennsylvania Automotive Association’s 2011 Fall Conference, the group hadn’t held a big meeting in two years. For the 140-pax,...
For each ‘Planner’s Pick,’ Prevue interviews a planner for their choices of compelling, high value destinations. PLANNER: SARAH AVETT Manager, Global Accounts HelmsBriscoe, Sharpsburg, GA Something...