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Popular Colorado Wedding Destinations

By Beth Buehler A wedding should reflect the personal tastes of the bride and groom, including the destination. Colorado offers a wide variety of options that couples might not expect, from mountains and ranches to farms and cities. Here is a brief overview of potential Colorado wedding destinations to consider. Cityscapes – If an urban… Read more »



Millennial Meeting Planners Share Preferences

By Stacy Daeffler A youthful and experienced panel of millennial meeting planners was on hand at Destination Colorado’s annual Town Hall Meeting held recently at Table Mountain Inn in Golden, Colorado. Current trends, lines of communication, use of social media, the evolution of meeting planning and supplier relationships were among topics discussed by four Colorado-based… Read more »



What to bring to a destination meeting if you are in charge

By Deb Brannon Planning a destination meeting can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when trying to anticipate what you will need on-site to make the meeting or event a success. I just went through this process with planning the 2015 Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference in Crested Butte held in mid-September. During my pre-planning process, I thought… Read more »



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 »



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.



Meeting & Event Planning 101 Checklist

By Melissa Layton Planning a corporate group event, large or small, can seem like a daunting task managing endless details and a lot of moving parts. When it all comes together, culminating with a successful program and happy clients, there is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment that is euphoric.