It’s out! Associated Luxury Hotels International has released its 2015 ALHI Meeting Facilities Guide, a 190-page resource for meeting planners that identifies Four- and Five-Diamond hotels, resorts and venues designed for meetings, incentive/recognition programs, conventions and exhibitions. Meeting pros, association executives and incentive/recognition specialists can contact ALHI for a free copy. The guide features more than […]
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is in the first few months of a project designed to help association executives organize quality international meetings. Qualifying executives can register to access a password-protected portal on the ICCA website. There they’ll find data and resources without interruption from annoyances such as advertising. The portal lets association […]
There are over 30 professional associations for hospitality professionals. Some organizations have monthly educational meetings, annual educational conferences, tradeshows, networking opportunities, leadership roles for hospitality professionals, and other benefits that can help you identify the resources you need to advance your career. Use the list below to determine which organizations meet your special needs and find local chapters.
Long referred to as Florida’s “hidden coast,” Northwest Florida is emerging as a major contender for the state’s valuable tourism and destination meetings dollars. With its abundance of natural resources — beautiful beaches, coastal lakes, varied topography — and an interesting and growing mix of venues, from resorts with conference facilities to cottages for executive housing, the area is getting more and more attention.
This is the third part of a three-part series on planning international meetings. Part one focused on planning events overseas. Part two dealt with hosting cross-cultural meetings. In this section, we look at the resources available to the global planner.
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center’s Web site has two new budget and meeting planning guides available free to planners.