The ins and outs of using historical venues

A historical venue is a place that is steeped in historical significance, either becauseĀ  it’s where an important event took place, it has architectural relevance, or it’s where an important person lived or died. But that doesn’t mean their usefulness as a special events venue is stuck in the past. There are many reasons why historical [...] More

Setting sail for a meeting at sea

Deciding on the location for a meeting can be a daunting task. From local sites to resorts to international locations, the choices are endless. However, planning a meeting at sea can be one of the easier options. More

Grow in 2011: Five action steps to take now

The economy is slowly getting back on track. People aren't afraid to meet anymore. This year is looking a little better than years past, so it's time to think about making some improvements. More

Seven tips for creating a successful trade show

Or, how to sell more exhibit space and keep everyone happy. More

Shipping: Everything that needs to be addressed

Shipping is one of those areas that isn't a problem until the items you shipped don't arrive. Then, the scrambling begins. In this best practices article, I'd like to cover the three areas of shipping, general information, shipping domestically and overseas. More

Need destination assistance?

Depending on the type of event you’re planning, the CVB may be all you need to navigate the landscape of your host destination. However, when a more personalized and expert approach is needed, it may be necessary to enlist the help of a destination management company (DMC). According to Michelle Yurcak, a certified destination management [...] More

Eight ways companies can save money on meetings and events

Meetings and event expenditures can represent up to 60 percent of a company’s transient business travel costs and 1.5 percent of its revenues, but many companies don’t have a cohesive meeting and event spending strategy. If they did, they could save an average of 10 to 25 percent of that meetings and event spend annually, [...] More