By coordinating energizing group activities to facilitate connections, or incorporating the scenic outdoors to create a memorable event, planners are using distinctive experiences to ensure the success of their meetings and create a lasting impact for their attendees.
Last year, meetings and conventions held in Mexico generated $18 billion (U.S.) in direct spending, attracted 23 million attendees, accounted for 24 million hotel room nights and helped keep 441,000 Mexicans employed. The meetings industry’s total direct, indirect and induced economic contribution to the Mexican economy in 2010 was $32.5 billion (U.S.), which helped support […]
Almost 75 percent of industry insiders find virtual events useful, but nearly a third are still struggling with how to generate revenue from them, says the 2010 Virtual Event Report. Here are some of its core findings: 2010 virtual event report For a free copy of the full report, click here.
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 […]
It’s been more than six months since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill raised questions about whether Gulf of Mexico destinations from Texas to Florida would be able to maintain their blue waters, white-sand beaches and fresh seafood production. But by all accounts, businesses and beaches are open and welcoming all meetings and events. Here are some destination updates …
Yes, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has sullied some of America’s favorite beaches and messed mightily with the meetings and event industry, but smart planners see opportunities beyond the tar patties. From Florida to Texas, the main message from travel and tourism officials is that it’s business as usual. Most attractions, hotels, restaurants, exhibits, […]