Infusing Mindfulness into Your Next Event

How many times have you gone to a conference and found yourself in a whirlwind of learning, networking, socializing, and just plain stimulation, crashing exhausted into your bed each night and leaving the conference feeling unsure of what you really took from it? If you think this might be a common event experience, that’s because […]

How to Encourage Bleisure Travel

Bleisure is defined as the act of combining a business trip with leisure activities in one trip. Bleisure trips allow professionals to take advantage of cost-covered travel expenses by extending their stay and/or activities beyond solely business. According to an Expedia Group study performed in 2018, an average of 60% of business trips turned into […]

Must-Have Mobile Meetings

You know it, I know it, we all know it: if your organization is not embracing mobile technology at every turn, you’re missing out. Attendees are beginning to expect mobile and social elements at events, from conference apps to branded hashtags and more. There is so much you could be doing, it can be overwhelming […]

Partner Tours that Delight

In 2017, 31% of all spending on travel was done for business travel. Meetings, conferences, retreats, events, they all require travel, and often require being away from family for some period of time. So when the opportunity arises for family members of event attendees to travel with each other to a new destination, it’s important […]

Seating for Success

Okay, so you’ve picked your event venue – now there are big decisions to be made, from food to decor to technology and more. One decision that meeting planners may not realize has the ability to sway the entire outcome of the conference: seating arrangements. Why do they matter? You may be wondering why this […]

Hotel Room Blocks Made Easy

It can be confusing to know where to start when you’re planning an event. Catering first? Hotels? Technology? There’s so much to be done, so when there are organizations that can help make your job easier, you might as well take advantage of them! Work with the CVB When planning your conference or event, utilize […]