The Real Costs of Using Shared-Ride Services for Group Transportation

By Todd Layton The evolution of any industry is a constant and natural process that is fascinating to witness. The group travel industry, and group transportation in particular, is certainly no exception to the evolutionary process. Environmental, technological, economic, political and social elements all contribute to the many changes currently happening in the group transportation… Read more »

11 Tips to Find the Best Hotel for Business Meetings and Events

By Beth Buehler One of the first orders of business when planning a meeting or event anywhere in the world is finding the best hotel for business meetings and events that fits the specific parameters for your gathering. In fact, this important task should happen in tandem with considering destinations, as who wants to select… Read more »

Telluride Meeting Facilities Reflect Authentic Colorado

By Beth Buehler  Telluride and Mountain Village in southwest Colorado provide an ideal opportunity to gather in a place known for natural beauty, outdoor recreation, historic charm and attractive venues galore. Centrally located in Mountain Village, the 22,000-square-foot Telluride Conference Center is at the heart of all larger meetings in the region and provides convenient… Read more »

What are Hosted Buyer Programs and How to Maximize the Format?

By Beth Buehler Meeting Professionals International (MPI) describes a hosted buyer program as a “hosted set of appointments between buyers (event planners) and sellers of goods, services and venues (suppliers)” where event industry suppliers pay a fee to participate, which helps cover event planners’ hotel costs and conference registration. The goal is to create a… Read more »

How to Plan Client Appreciation Events that Guests Want to Attend

By Beth Buehler Saying thank you never goes out of style, whether it’s via a note in the mail, phone call, thoughtful gift or invitation to a client appreciation event. The first three approaches are fairly cut and dry, but asking customers to attend a gathering is at another level since it takes time out… Read more »

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Best Meeting Spaces in Beaver Creek for Destination Meetings and Tradeshows

By Beth Buehler Considering a mountain gathering and seeking a meeting space that will impress? It’s hard to beat Colorado’s Vail Valley with destinations like Beaver Creek, Vail, Avon, Edwards and Minturn. Growing up in Colorado, I learned how to ski in Vail before Beaver Creek opened in 1980. However, the resort quickly established itself… Read more »

How to Create Interest in a New Destination Meeting or Event

By Beth Buehler The decision has been made to create a new destination meeting or event. Maybe it will become an annual gathering or perhaps it’s a one-off to introduce a product, assemble the team for a new sales initiative or invite top clients as a thank you. Regardless, you have to create interest among… Read more »

Sip-Worthy Colorado Cocktails for Groups

By Beth Buehler   Signature cocktails are always fun to try when visiting great Colorado hotels and ranches. As a toast to summer, three Destination Colorado members shared their special recipes.  C Lazy U Ranch  Located near Granby, C Lazy U Ranch is celebrating its 100th anniversary in style with signature cocktails, including the 1919… Read more »

6 Game-Changing Venues for Trade Shows in Boulder, Colorado

By Clay Perry  Is Boulder the next great trade-show-incubator destination?  With the city’s conference space topping out at 9,000 square feet, many emerging trade shows have found Boulder just the perfect size for nurturing small to mid-sized trade shows, expos and events that are just getting off the ground.  A pioneering, innovative spirit (Boulder routinely… Read more »

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