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View of Sedona Red Rocks Photo: Maralyn D. Hill
Arizona / Business Events / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Enchanting Enchantment in Sedona

Enchantment Resort & Spa in Sedona wakes your senses upon entering the gated grounds. One can easily see why in-the-know organizations pick this site for small meetings, incentives, or corporate retreats. It is an ideal secluded destination, self-contained, that offers everything you want and need in amenities for meetings and […]

Phillip Island—Penguins, Preserve, and Panny’s
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Phillip Island—Penguins, Preserve, and Panny’s

The Phillip Island side tour started off our Australian excursion. Over a brief two days, I experienced several enjoyable tour attractions. Teamed with a variety of meeting planners, our goal was to discover why Phillip Island is an ideal destination for a pre- or post-trip. Our guide was a dynamic young woman, Sara Bell.

Andara Resort and Yachts of Phuket – The Ultimate Incentive
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Andara Resort and Yachts of Phuket – The Ultimate Incentive

Visiting Southeast Asia has been a frequent experience for me. I did graduate study there in 1989. Thailand has been a personal favorite in this area, and since my first visit to Bangkok, I’ve gone North to Chang Mai and as far South as the island of Koh Samui.

Meeting Where Art Plus Nature Meet
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Meeting Where Art Plus Nature Meet

Coming up with fresh destinations can give meeting planners an enormous headache. While the requirements are reasonable, they usually make the task seem like spinning straw into gold.

14 Tips for an Effective Meeting
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14 Tips for an Effective Meeting

Everyone wants a successful meeting, whether it is held in the best surroundings or the worst. Details matter and there are several that can contribute to members of your audience walking out, shaking their heads, falling asleep, or not retaining what was covered.

The Sanctuary At Kiawah Island Golf Resort—Ideal for an Incentive Program
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The Sanctuary At Kiawah Island Golf Resort—Ideal for an Incentive Program

Often it can be a challenge to discover a property or destination that is ideal for an incentive program or an upper-level meeting. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort satisfies both objectives. Kiawah Island has long stood on its own, but The Sanctuary represents an ideal complement.

Cruise Ship Meetings Bring Surprising Return on Investment
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Cruise Ship Meetings Bring Surprising Return on Investment

For the past 20 years, cruise ships in general have been ideal for incentive programs; and because I’ve participated in and arranged numerous incentive and sales conventions, I can attest to that first hand. I can also say that in past years cruise ships were not completely ideal for general meetings. Now, I sing a different tune.

Cannon Beach, Oregon: Where Meetings Become Retreats
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Cannon Beach, Oregon: Where Meetings Become Retreats

It’s remarkable what a change of scenery can inspire. A fresh perspective. Renewed energy. Surprising creativity. A sense of camaraderie. Hosting a conference or meeting at a destination away from the office or corporate campus can amount to better teamwork and a pop in productivity…