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Getting the Most Out of Colorado’s Front Range Trade Show

By Beth Buehler Destination Colorado’s Front Range Trade Show is the place where meeting and event planners and suppliers from around the state gather to network and book business. Now in its 21st year, the Front Range Trade Show is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 4 – 7 p.m. at one of the Denver area’s… Read more »



5 Ways to Decrease Cost of a Destination Meeting

By Nicole Marsh, CMP, DMCP Planners often ask for our expertise in keeping costs down for destination meetings. Here are our top five recommendations. Consider Flexible Dates – If the client’s dates are flexible, our first action is to look at shoulder or off-season dates in the respective destination. For example, in Colorado, this may be April,… Read more »



How to Plan High-Level Executive and Board Retreats

By Kim Schmitz Executive and board retreats are growing in popularity, and options regarding how and where they are held are evolving. These working “getaways” are used to conduct strategic planning sessions focused on the next step or future of an organization. Although these are typically smaller meetings, the stakes are big and can be… Read more »



Become an Event Marketing Pro in Two Minutes!

Become an Event Marketing Pro in Two Minutes! from Stacy Daeffler Use Social Media to Market Your Next Event, Meeting, Conference or Trade Show Why use social media to market your events? It is estimated that almost three-quarters of adults in the US use online social media platforms according to the Pew Internet Project. According… Read more »



Winter Activities Beyond the Slopes for Colorado Meetings

By Beth Buehler Meeting in a Colorado ski town during winter gives attendees the chance to enjoy an abundance of unique activities along with some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world for those who relish the slopes.   With all ages and adventure types in mind, the state’s ski communities continue to… Read more »



A Well-Planned Wedding Begins with a Good Wedding Checklist

By Beth Buehler If you have never planned an event before and are giddy with excitement, yet slightly terrified, about organizing the biggest event of your life—your  wedding—it’s totally normal! Transform this excitement into the day of your dreams and ease the jitters by plotting out your strategy by using Destination Colorado’s handy wedding planning… Read more »



Destination Colorado Makes Creating a Meeting or Event RFP Easy

By Beth Buehler When planning a Colorado meeting, event, wedding, family reunion or any type of group gathering, utilizing a request for proposal (RFP) process saves precious time. Plus, there is the headache of spending hours on the internet searching for contact information and details for hotels, venues, activities and more. If you don’t have… Read more »



Destination Colorado Meeting Planners Checklist

Meeting and Event Planners Timeline and Checklist Download Meeting Planners Checklist PDF Here Destination Colorado is the standard for the most memorable and productive meetings. Colorado boasts 300 days of sunshine with endless options for activities including viewing free-range Bison in the plains near Denver and Fort Collins to vineyards near Grand Junction and postcard-perfect… Read more »



How to Plan a Family Reunion in Colorado

By Beth Buehler It’s time to get the family together, and those who have accepted the mission to plan this gathering of generations must first find a destination. Colorado is an excellent choice for a family reunion destination for many reasons but here are just a few: there are four seasons to enjoy, activities for… Read more »



2017 Front Range Trade Show

Our annual Destination Colorado Front Range Trade Show for meeting planners will take place on Wednesday, 12/6/17 at The Hangar at Stanley at 4:00pm.  This is our most popular show of the year and presents an opportunity for suppliers and meeting/event planners to come together in a fun and festive atmosphere to network, collaborate and celebrate!   … Read more »