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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...

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Emerging Destinations

Across the states and beyond, communities large and small seem to be grasping the true value of meetings travel—and what groups can bring to their financial bottom line. And these locales are re...



When it comes to rewarding top-tier incentive qualifiers, organizations are once again willing to invest in extraordinary experiences that recognize outstanding achievement, say incentive and resort e...


Call it the up, up and away Peter Pan flight drive that exists somewhere in all of us, or just the wow of a new and dramatic technology that will impact our lives in a variety of perhaps unanticipated...

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...

A case study on integrating virtual attendees

Do you want to increase paid attendance for your next event? Go hybrid. Do you want to expand your reach to a wider audience? Go hybrid. Do you want to build new revenue streams? Go hybrid. Those...

Going Places

Chef Gabriel Vera | IOWA

The DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex is excited to announce the appointment of Gabriel Vera as its new executive chef, who will lead food and beverage operations at the hotel. Che...

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...

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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