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Golf is not exactly a new sports phenomenon. People have been playing stick and ball games since before Julius Caesar invaded Britain. He was probably shunned by the British Open selection committee. Golf, as we know it, was …
Historic Hotels of America 2015 Awards of Excellence Winners Announced (via National Trust For Historic Preservation)
Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence winners for 2015 were announced at West Baden Springs Hotel (1902) at French Lick Resort in West Baden Springs, Indiana in October. Awards were presented before an …
Making Recreation Work For Your Event: Recreation, particularly of the outdoors variety, continues as a growing trend for team building and peer bonding at meetings and conferences. Recreation can offer an advantageous backdrop to meetings and events, but it must be approached strategically. From golf to kayak excursions to zip line …
Bob Beaudine, author of “The Power Of Who,” asserts an intriguing take on relationships: “You already know everyone you need to know.” As president and CEO of the executive search firm Eastman & Beaudine, he has placed people in some of the top jobs in the country; they now run major league …
Faith-based and youth groups flock to spiritual minded events and destinations
Campus Outreach Ministries is one youth-based organization that knows the allure of Chattanooga, Tennessee. It has held its Annual Regional New Year’s Conference there for years, from 2001–2006 and then again in 2014 and 2015. “Our …
NASHVILLE, TN—Nashville’s popularity with international visitors as a tourism destination is gaining ground faster than anywhere in the U.S.
According to TripAdvisor study results announced in late October, Nashville gained the greatest popularity of all U.S. cities over the past year, in terms of attracting international travelers. The evaluation of …
In late October, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) unveiled details for the new Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), which is being reimagined as a state-of-the-art LEED certified facility with more than 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 60,000-square-foot mixed use ballroom and 81 new break-out rooms …
Meeting planners have long recognized the value of adding recreation and team-building components to meetings, conventions and social events. Getting out of the humdrum of daily business activity is often one of the most powerful tools for building relationships, both with internal staff and external clients.
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