Visit Salt Lake is going all out to woo meeting planners who pass on the city (population 192,000 plus) as a potential meeting venue because they think the town rolls up the sidewalks at sundown.
Houston has been deemed a “must-visit global destination” for 2015 by three travel publications, accolades that come as the city grows its food, retail and arts scenes. More than $1.5 billion is being invested around the 1.2 million-sq. ft. George R. Brown Convention Center, including a new Marriott Marquis Hotel, the 70,000-sq. ft. Nau Center for Cultural Heritage and […]
Ten Southern destinations have been named 2015 rising destinations for meetings by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine. The selections follow research on hundreds of destinations in 16 states in the South and the Caribbean seas region. They were based on each destination’s increased and enhanced offerings as a location for groups, meetings and events. The 10, in […]
Venues in the gambling capital leave a bad taste with their refusal to bend for a Sunday event. What’s a planner to do?
Replace the predictable conference cocktail party with dine-outs, a ticketed event, a tour or private dinner. Be creative!
The bottom line: Restaurants, if you sell group business have a staff trained to handle the request. Most importantly, have a catering manager who will get back to the customer on a timely basis.