Colorado Meeting Services

Local CVBs are Key Partners for Colorado Meetings

By Kathy Reak The serenity of Colorado’s natural beauty, abundance of recreation and ample sunshine are just a few of the many reasons meeting and event planners choose the Centennial State. Lodging properties range from Five Star, Five Diamond, full-service luxury to secluded retreat centers. Whether it’s a convention center or completely unique offsite venue,… Read more »

Authentic Colorado Meeting & Event Experiences

By Dawn Harker Today’s society is well traveled. Whether an individual travels domestically or internationally, they are accustomed to experiencing different places, cultures, and environments. During these travels, some experiences resonate more than others. When an experience resonates, people feel a connection with the destination or event. Achieving that bond is the holy grail of… Read more »

Tips for Productive & Memorable Destination Meetings

by Deana Mitchell Colorado has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a downtown city or a mountain resort experience. Outdoor adventures abound year-round and luxurious or casual accommodations are found in every corner. Plus, we have 300 days of sunshine a year as well as some of the best snow in the Rockies.

Large & Small Colorado Meetings Made Easy

By Beth Buehler Hosting a corporate, nonprofit or association meeting or event in Colorado isn’t difficult when having a resource like Destination Colorado’s website at your fingertips. Find out about more than 100 destinations, venues and meeting service providers in the state all in one place, plus submit one simple RFP. Here is just a… Read more »

Activities Planned Around a Meeting Make the Difference

By Beth Buehler Want to catch someone’s attention with a meeting itinerary? Good chance you will if there is a chance to experience the destination or engage in unique activities built into the agenda. Here are a few ideas to get the wheels turning for a Colorado meeting that attendees will remember.

4 Reasons Why Meeting Planners Hire Destination Management Companies

By Kathy Fort Carty I was recently asked why meeting planners hire destination management companies (DMCs)?  I wish there were some earth-shattering revelations, but frankly it is pretty simple and there are four basic reasons: 1.     Save time; 2.     Local connections and destination expertise; 3.     Risk management; and 4.     Peace of mind. With the economy… Read more »

Colorado Meeting Planning is Easier than Ever

By Beth Buehler You know that Colorado is the place your group wants to meet. Or perhaps you have narrowed it down to three destinations in three different states, and one is in the Centennial State. Time is of essence to get a date and place nailed down, and the thought of contacting countless venues… Read more »

DMC, DMO, CVB… What’s The Difference?

By Stacy Daeffler   When it comes to meeting planning, planners have several resources available to them in terms of tourism organizations. CVB’s, or Convention & Visitor Bureaus are non profit organizations, and they are the quintessential source of information on hotels, attractions and service providers in their area.  Their services are typically free to… Read more »

Tips For Putting Together A Great RFP

When used properly, an RFP (Request for Proposal) is a great tool for attracting bids for your meeting or event.  Putting together a properly detailed RFP is not only essential in the meetings industry, it will also help you to procure the most qualified suppliers. But what is an RFP, anyway, you ask? Quite simply,… Read more »

Photography for Tourism and Conferences

Wonderworks Studios is a longstanding, award winning photography team who specializes in Tourism and Conferences. They have done creative work for Visit Denver,  Downtown Boulder, and Kansas Tourism, and many others.  Wonderworks Studios has photographed conferences with attendees as high as 18,000 both locally and nationally! Wonderworks Studios has an impressive resume.  They have photographed… Read more »