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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, SC

12/15/2014 - 2/28/2015

Forbest Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Sanctuary meeting rates December 15, 2014 - January 28, 2015 starting at $179/nt. January 29 - February 28, 2015 starting at $199/nt.Villas meeting rate December 15, 2014 - Feburary 28, 2015 starting at $99/nt.Valu...

In the Spotlight

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FRANKFURT, Germany. Gearing up for the possible lifting of U.S. travel restrictions at the end of May, meeting planners representing U.S.-based organizations are beating a path to the Cuba Convention...

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FRANKFURT, Germany. IMEX Frankfurt, held May 19-21 at the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt, is ready to wrap on a high note, in terms of exhibitor and buyer attendance as well as being a harbinger for...

Meetings Topics

Historic Properties

Adventure-seeking groups are finding different ways to get their adrenaline flowing these days. For those wanting to ramp up the excitement level and provide the ultimate buffer between meetings, the...

Conference Centers


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...

Government Meetings

Meetings Technology

Hybrid elements boost international events

You can lure 25,000, maybe 30,000, attendees to your client’s next citywide event. That’s your best possible audience given the local hotel inventory and event space. Or you can open the...

Going Places

Paul McCluskey | FLORIDA

Specialist aircraft charter broking company Hunt & Palmer PLC this month opened a new office in the U.S. and appointed industry veteran Paul McCluskey to the key role of vice president, commercial...

Maridol Ortiz-Perez | FLORIDA

Occidental Hotels & Resorts, marketed in the U.S. by Allegro Resorts Marketing, appointed Maridol Ortiz-Perez as its new U.S. director of group sales, meetings and incentives. She is responsible f...

Jason Whitt | VIRGINIA

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg, in Williamsburg, Va., has selected Jason Whitt as its new director of sales and marketing. Whitt previously served as senior sales manager at the DoubleTr...

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Berlin

The German capital of Berlin is a postmodern self-reorganizing system of constant change. Everywhere one looks, new or revamped components are emerging—architecture, culture, neighborhoods, tra...

Close Up: Bogota

It may have a historic heart, but Bogota’s sights are set clearly on the future. With a slew of international hotel brands debuting and a revamped airport and new convention center in the work...

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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