Making the Most of a Colorado Site Visit

By Kim Schmitz Event or meeting venue selection can make or break your event. It’s the heart of the experience being created for guests and attendees. No matter if you are planning a wedding or corporate meeting in Colorado, there’s much to think about when visiting a venue for an initial site visit. Asking questions… Read more »

How to Plan a Large Group Colorado Vacation

By Beth Buehler Planning a vacation for four people is tricky enough. What if your mission is to plan a family reunion, wedding, anniversary celebration or a men’s/women’s retreat in Colorado for a fairly large group? Here are tips for breaking down the process into a few steps and remember to start early to get… Read more »

Youth Group Trips Simplified: Helpful Planning Tips

By Kate Allison Planning a youth group trip often results in elevated stress levels, high blood pressure, and the push for “youth group” and “trip” to never be in the same sentence again. However, there are numerous ways event planners can drastically decrease these seemingly inevitable side effects by simply following the tips below! Conduct… Read more »

15 Ways to Market Your Business Venue [infographic]

Your event venue has everything; the perfect location, affluent amenities, off-site activities, and staff that consistently exceed the expectations of your guests. However, you struggle with keeping your venue rented. Not to worry, Destination Colorado has your back by curating fifteen ways to market your venue to increase your exposure, therefore, your bottom-line. There are… Read more »

5 Tips to Supercharge Trade Show Attendance

By Beth Buehler Trade show attendance today is driven by experiences as well as opportunities to do business, make valuable connections and learn. There is also the very real possibility that one will miss out if they do not participate. Here are five tips to help supercharge your trade shows attendance, based on those I’ve… Read more »

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 »