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February 15, 2011

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Airline Links

 Selecting Destinations More Easily
Convention and Visitors Bureau listings on now share the airlines servicing the destination...and even provide links to receive discounted group airline rates.

It is now easier than ever to select a destination for your next meeting and secure discounted flights at the same time!

Search for destinations on to get started. Newest Members

Welcome, Newest Members!
 Consider these newest members of for your next meeting:

Turf Valley - Baltimore, MD
Alexandria Riverfront Center - Alexandria, LA
Hilton Gaslamp Quarter Hotel -San Diego, CA
Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Kiawah Island, SC
Hilton Columbus Polaris - Columbus, OH

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Save the Date

Springtime 2011

ASAE SpringtimeTM Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
April 28, 2011

Register for the SpringtimeTM Expo.

IMEX Frankfurt

IMEX Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
May 24-26, 2011

To attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group (which includes complimentary flights and accommodations), or for more information, please contact
   Spotlight On: 2011 Meeting Deals in South Carolina
Kiawah Island Resort

No other East Coast conference center delivers the exceptional value and facilities available on Kiawah Island: 30,000+ sf. of distraction-free meeting space in beautiful surroundings, plus five golf courses, tennis and 10-mile beach.  Continue Kiawah Island article... 

   Feature Focus: Generation Y Looks to the Future of Meetings

Telescope to Future

One of the most enlightening breakout sessions during the PCMA Convening Leaders 2011 Conference in January was presented by a panel of global hospitality and events management students 

The students shared some of the beliefs and values that will inevitably shape our industry as they enter the profession... 

   Stellar Buzz: News Briefs from Our Members - Be in the Know

Berlin, Germany can now be reached on additional non-stop flights from the United States.  Continue Berlin article...

Did you know that in Switzerland nearly 100% of the VAT is refunded to meeting planners within one month after the end of the meeting? Continue VAT Refund article... 

   Solar e-Clip: Business Slang for People in the Know
Clipart Briefcase

consul•to•babble n: the often indecipherable language of consultants, rich with technical jargon, and clichés. Would someone kindly translate that last statement? I'm not fluent in consultobabble.

Courtesy of The Little Hiptionary by Ruth Cullen

   Winner’s Circle: Win a Vacation to Puerto Rico with Round Trip Air

Enter the new Refer a Meeting Professional Contest, sponsored by the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino and Continental Airlines!  Hurry, contest ends soon!


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