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Meeting Sites The Caribbean Photo: Don Salkaln / Rick’s parasailing Parasailing in Negril, Jamaica; below, gaming rules at Puerto Rico’s Rio Mar Beach Resort The archipelago of 7,000 islands that the Caribbean comprises are PARADISE FOUND, the classic choice for sun and surf destinations and unmatched in the relaxation factor. With so many islands to choose from, and hotel development continuing strong into 2009, there’s always something new here, even in familiar haunts. “Life Needs the Caribbean,” is the slogan of the Caribbean Tourism Development Company, and we couldn’t agree more. By Terri Hardin and Corrie Dosh ESSENTIAL TOOL BOX Convention Facilities: Puerto Rico Convention Center, 152,700 sf of exhibit space, a 39,500-sf ballroom, and 36,200 sf of meeting space, largest accommodating 16,695 theater style. Cancun Center, 77,900 sf of dedicated exhibit space, 37 meeting rooms, largest accommodates 3,000 theater-style. Passports: The final implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative is scheduled to take effect in June 2009. For the latest information and updates on requirements, visit http://travel.state.gov. Daily Business Travel Costs*: Nassau, Bahamas Hotel $178, F&B $96 Kingston, Jamaica Hotel $180, F&B $49 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hotel $178, F&B $83 For complete facilities listings visit Facility Quick Search located at www.mimegasite.com *Business Travel News 2008 Corporate Index 146 successfulmeetings.com SEPTEMBER 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS http://travel.state.gov http://www.mimegasite.com http://successfulmeetings.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - September 2008

Successful Meetings - September 2008
Contents
Editor's Note
Industry Trends
Supplier News
Technology
Calendar
Incentives
Association News
Corporate Meetings
Independent Planners
Management Matters
Meetings Law
Mouth for Sale
Planner Spotlight
Pre-Event
On Site
On Site
Tools of the Trade
Where All That Glitters May Bring Gold
Stepping Up in Class
Going for the Green
10 Great Drive-To Destinations
Charter Members
Night at the Museum
Places & Spaces
Charleston and Savannah
Los Angeles
Phoenix/Scottsdale
Rocky Mountain Resorts
Caribbean
Monaco
Malaysia
Gurus

Successful Meetings - September 2008

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