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In the April print and digital editions of Meetings Today, I wrote about the "10 Areas of Site Selection to Question and Learn" and spoke more about site selection on the April 27 webinar, “Site Selection: Finding the Right Fit.” It all ties together with this Friday, May 6, blog and Friday With Joan interviews about site inspections.


This blog focuses on hotels. It is a fraction of the items on checklists I use. The same principles, and many of the questions, apply if you are looking at a convention or conference center, restaurant, museum or other venue.


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In the interviews that accompany the blog for each edition of “Friday With Joan,” I like to find and highlight different voices and opinions. Each of those interviewed works in a different area of the meetings and hospitality industry. For the Event Servicer Professionals (aka CSMs), I relied on colleagues active in Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA), formerly known as ACOM, an organization founded in 1988 by the late (and great) William H. Just, CMP, CAE.

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