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Visit Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA

5/1/2015 - 12/31/2016

Schedule a site visit through the sales team at Visit Huntington Beach and received domestic round-trip airfare.*Sign a contract within 45 days of your site inspection and receive $1,000 or more towards the master folio of the group with a minimum 10...

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A holiday event is a very important moment for any company and, often, are occasions to celebrate your organization, your colleagues, and the achievements of your team over the past year. These events...

Meetings Topics

Industry Profiles

I recently interviewed Roger Dow and Roger Rickard on industry advocacy.   My thanks to both for taking time to respond to my questions. Their answers have been lightly edited. Roger Dow: Presi...

Wine Country Meetings

The good life already seemed as good as it could get in Northern California’s dreamy Wine Country. But Napa and Sonoma counties are dishing out even more magnetic experiences, and they definitel...

Special Venues

From Presley and Faulkner to maritime and agriculture history, Mississippi is filled with creative, historic and scenic off-site options that groups won’t find anywhere else. With input from reg...


Presenter: Corbin Ball
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
1:00 PM ET

Meetings Technology

Costing Your Connectivity

It's safe to say few planners expect the meeting or event venues they contract to provide free food and beverage services. Yet many planners continue to expect free, consistent and constant intern...

Social Stumbles

When you travel boldly in the social media universe, mistakes are bound to happen. “The biggest mistake is doing nothing,” says Noah Smith, executive consultant for, a public ...

Going Places

Taylor McGurk | Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa Taylor McGurk joined the Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau in the newly created position of director of tourism development. He will be engaged with the branding, ...

Anthony Neal | COLORADO

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs introduces new executive chef and food & beverage manager, Anthony Neal. The 206-all suite hotel is currently undergoing a re...

Martin Diehr | FLORIDA

Naples, Fla. Noble House Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Martin Diehr as the new director of food and beverage for LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. In this role, Diehr will oversee ...

Destination Close-Ups

Planner Checklists

Audiovisual Tips for Meetings

  Things to document regarding the venue Verify the room capacity charts. Note exact room dimensions, not just room capacities Ceiling heights are VERY important to document. No...

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