5 Tips for Finding Nontraditional Event Spaces

Today’s attendees expect every event to be one-of-a-kind, which means event planners are “thinking outside the ballroom” when it comes to venues. The industry shows clients are excited about discovering and booking unique and undiscovered locations. From a zen, private residence for an executive retreat or team offsite, to an upbeat atmosphere for the next company celebration—there are thousands of spaces worthy of your team’s ideas. Look for a one-stop-shop that can also arrange additional services like catering or AV for an experience that covers all your event needs.

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6 Tips for Evaluating Ground Transportation Providers for Meetings & Events

The meetings and events industry, as reported by The Carlson Wagonlit Travel Management Institute, spends more than $650 billion each year on hotels, airfares, entertainment, food and beverage. That’s billion with a “b.” Even with astronomical amounts of money poured into these efforts there remains a significant gap in the meetings and event planning process for most businesses worldwide. And, as executive administrators and travel managers, saddled with planning the details, that gap is often a pit that can swallow the success of an entire event.