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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

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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

LOUISVILLE, Ky. A line-up of national industry panelists met within The Brown Hotel Crystal Ballroom in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday morning to discuss the state of the meetings and tourism industry. ...

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...

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. ...

Negotiation Strategies

Anyone can make smart bargaining moves when they’re holding all the cards, but wise contract negotiation is a very different game now, with demand outweighing supply and hotels in the driver&rsq...

Industry Associations

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...

Webinars

Meetings Technology

Millennials move technology, and vice-versa

Millennials are moving meetings tech. This biggest-ever generation may be young, but their expectations are changing the way attendees, planners and sponsors plan and execute events. Millennials aren&...

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...

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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...

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