By Beth Buehler
Having travel assistance always available through the pages and websites of Fodor’s, Frommer’s and Lonely Planet is like having a personal guide on your vacation. Destination Colorado’s 2017 Meeting Planner Guidebook is the same concept, but written for anyone charged with the task of planning and booking a meeting, event or incentive trip in the state of Colorado.
Destination Colorado is a statewide association made up of more than 120 businesses and organizations well-versed in working with event and meeting planners to make sure gatherings go off without a hitch. Members include destination marketing organizations (DMOs), lodging properties, resorts, conference centers, destination management companies (DMCs), activity and service providers, and ground transportation companies. Use the Meeting Planner Guidebook as a handy reference and link to a friendly Colorado team that stands ready to assist.
The guidebook is divided into state regions (Front Range, Denver Area, Northwest, South Central and Southwest) and includes a handy map to for those who like to get a visual snapshot.
The regions are followed by information about DMC’s owned and staffed by Colorado experts who can help plan pieces of a gathering or the whole program, and businesses that offer experiential leadership development, corporate team-building, group activities such as food tours and trivia, audiovisual production, event technology, photography, custom travel planning and more.
Well-executed transportation plans also are key to successful business and social events. Don’t miss researching the experts in this important sector of the meetings and events industry that wraps up the easy to download Meeting Planner Guidebook.
Colorado’s regions bring a rich diversity to the table but all have the common thread of friendly Western hospitality, unique venues, a wide range of lodging, amazing attractions and beautiful scenery. Destination Colorado brings it all together in one request for proposal (RFP) process and in the Meeting Planner Guidebook. Get started planning today!
Beth Buehler is editor of Colorado Meetings + Events and Mountain Meetings magazines, has planned numerous meetings and events and enjoys exploring Colorado.