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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...

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Arts and Culture

Familiar signifiers of the Houston brand include energy, NASA, major-league sports, Fortune 500 titans, museums and its sizzling culinary scene. Despite producing greats such as blues master Sam &ldqu...


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 ...

Value Destinations

For planners that keep encountering top-tier properties and destinations that seem just a bit out of their budgetary reach, it might not be where they’re looking but when. Through some flexibil...

Corporate Social Responsibility

The right rhetoric and people in brochure photos used to suffice for a good diversity marketing effort by destinations and other industry suppliers, but no more. Today, marketing initiatives that defi...

Meetings Technology

Going Places

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...

Francis W. Purvey | FLORIDA

The 240-room Sonesta Fort Lauderdale has announced that Francis W. Purvey will take over as its director of sales and marketing. Effective immediately, Purvey will assume management of the hotel'...


The Boston CVB Board of Governors elected Paul J. Sacco to a two-year term as chairman of the board.  Sacco has served on the GBCVB Board since 2010 and is currently president and CEO of the Mas...

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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