Planners interested in taking groups to historically significant sites in the Daytona Beach area have one more resource at their disposal. “Share the Heritage” is a free guide to African-American historical sites and attractions in the Daytona Beach area that can be viewed and downloaded from daytonabeach.com.
The Marriott & Renaissance State Association Team of Florida recently held a bowling event with a food drive component that collected 386 pounds of food for America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend in Tallahassee, Fla. That donation was enough to feed 296 people in Tallahassee and surrounding counties.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau has teamed with six upscale hotels near the Broward County Convention Center to offer one-stop planning assistance for groups needing up to 2,700 rooms. In addition to accommodations and hotel meeting space, the “Lauderdale Convention Collection” offers special savings and incentives. “By creating a single hospitality experience […]
If the rash of newly re-named tourism authorities is any indication, “convention and visitors bureaus” are on the way out. In their stead is an assortment of organizations urging leisure and group business to “visit” or “discover” their destinations. Take, for example: Visit Oakland (formerly the Oakland, Calif., Convention & Visitors Bureau) Discover Torrance (a […]
It may have taken 10 years to plan and more than two years to build, but the Peabody Orlando’s $450 million expansion project is finally complete. The project added a 32-story tower with more than 700 guest rooms; a state of the art conference center; a 22,000-sq. ft. full-service spa; and new dining and recreational […]
There’s something special brewing for meeting planners at One Ocean Resort, Hotel & Spa, which is in Atlantic Beach, near Jacksonville, Fla. Bring a meeting to the eco-friendly beach resort before Dec. 30, 2011, and you’ll have your choice of concessions, which increase in value according to the number of rooms per night booked. Special […]