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Incentive Travel THE NIGHT AT USEUM America’s top art cities lure meeting planners with masterpieces and more By Gretchen Kelly Move over, New York. Lose some attitude, Los Angeles and Chicago. This year, America’s toprated art cities are not the ones you might expect. AmericanStyle Magazine, whose yearly reader poll picks the 25 best cities in America for art, has some surprises on its list. In 2008, American cities like San Antonio, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Key West are right up in the big leagues with the traditional winners. Art museums in these cities (already meccas for meetings) offer planners some of the most 82 intriguing, flexible, and cost-efficient event space in the country. Venues in these institutions include sunlit atriums, outdoor patios, gardens, auditoriums, and miles of gallery space—all with private, docent-guided access to priceless museum collections. Guests get the special thrill of being the only ones in the museum after closing hours. And along with an incredibly diverse choice of space, meeting planners also get the knowledge that their booking fees are going to support the arts. SEPTEMBER 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS ART: PHOTOFEST successfulmeetings.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

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