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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

You’re locked in a room and the only way to escape is to solve the mystery and find the key. And you must do so in under 60 minutes. House of Hints, located in San Diego, is home to a series of...

Spotlight Homepage

Hilton Worldwide partnered with Uber to offer all guests Ride Reminders as well as a Local Scene feature, a perk for HHonors members. Ride Reminders can be set through the Hilton reservation emails i...

Meetings Topics

Industry Profiles

Following are responses from interviews I recently conducted with two of MPI’s founders who both are long-time meetings industry educators: Howard Feiertag and Rod Abraham. Howard Feiertag is c...

Historic Properties

Special Venues


Presenter: Kevin Yanushefski & Curt Apanovich
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Presenter: John Chen
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Presenter: Eli Gorin
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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, a public ...

Going Places

Laura Lozano | EL PASO

El Paso Suites Hotel, currently undergoing a complete renovation, welcomes new director of sales & marketing, Laura Lozano. The property features over 6,500 square feet of meeting space. Previous...

Mary Neister | HONOLULU

HONOLULU, Hawaii The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) welcomes Mary Neister to its team as vice president of Meet Hawaii. In this position, she will have the responsibility of leading HVC...

Michael MacLeod | COLORADO

GATEWAY, Colo. Michael MacLeod has been named director of sales & marketing at Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. MacLeod’s focus in this position will be managing sales, marketing and promo...

Destination Close-Ups

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