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Visit Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA

5/1/2015 - 12/31/2016

Schedule a site visit through the sales team at Visit Huntington Beach and received domestic round-trip airfare.*Sign a contract within 45 days of your site inspection and receive $1,000 or more towards the master folio of the group with a minimum 10...

In the Spotlight

Spotlight Homepage

The June 5-4 Supreme Court decision guaranteeing the right of same-sex marriage was a major victory for many who have campaigned for the LGBT equality cause for decades. One advocate fought the battl...

Spotlight Homepage

Mention networking these days on your live event agenda and you may be met with eye rolls—or total rejection—from delegates. Younger attendees may regard their social media connections as...

Meetings Topics

Health & Wellness

Fitbits, yoga mats, boot camps, health spas and fitness apps are just some of the signs reflecting a country obsessed with physical and mental well-being. The wellness trend spills from private to cor...

Career Development

Mention networking these days on your live event agenda and you may be met with eye rolls—or total rejection—from delegates. Younger attendees may regard their social media connections as...

Coastal Meetings

Whether you’re seeking a personalized whale-watching expedition or a large-scale boating experience aboard an aircraft carrier, there’s no shortage of options along the coasts of the U.S. ...

Webinars

Meetings Technology

Costing Your Connectivity

It's safe to say few planners expect the meeting or event venues they contract to provide free food and beverage services. Yet many planners continue to expect free, consistent and constant intern...

Social Stumbles

When you travel boldly in the social media universe, mistakes are bound to happen. “The biggest mistake is doing nothing,” says Noah Smith, executive consultant for AlexGPR.com, a public ...

Going Places

Brian Honan | NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORK CITY Brian Honan is the new director of sales and marketing at 391-room Trump SoHo New York. Honan will oversee Trump SoHo’s on-site sales and marketing team, including revenue managem...

Doug Hewitt | CHICAGO

CHICAGO Doug Hewitt is the new director of Sales and marketing at The Drake Hotel in Chicago. Effective August 31, 2015, Hewitt will lead the sales and marketing efforts for the 535-room hotel set in...

Scott Blakeslee | CALIFORNIA

IRVINE, Calif. Pacific Hospitality Group announced Scott Blakeslee as general manager of Paséa Hotel & Spa, the newest Meritage Collection property expected to open early 2016 in Huntington Beach...

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Altoona/Blair County, Pa. (Nov. 2014)

Watching trains navigate world-famous Horseshoe Curve is, quite simply, awesome. Opened in 1854, this National Historic Landmark remains an engineering wonder and is one of many reasons groups make ...

Planner Checklists

Audiovisual Tips for Meetings

  Things to document regarding the venue Verify the room capacity charts. Note exact room dimensions, not just room capacities Ceiling heights are VERY important to document. No...

Concierge Insights