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Websites of the Month Going International Survival Guide Make these sites part of your arsenal when planning meetings outside the U.S. By Vincent Alonzo vince.alonzo@nielsen.com A MATTER OF INCHES www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm If you have trouble processing meeting room specs in terms of meters rather than feet, visit this site. Here you’ll find metric conversion calculators to convert between different units of measurement. It immediately enables the user to convert miles, yards, feet, and inches into kilometers, meters, centimeters, and millimeters. It also converts pounds and ounces into grams and kilograms as well as quarts and gallons into liters and milliliters. BORDER PATROL www.rushmypassport.com Have some attendees informed you at the last minute that their passport has expired? Send them to RushMyPassport.com. This site provides passport expediting services to individuals, travel agents, and corporate travel departments and saves you time and effort by centralizing the forms and instructions needed for an emergency passport application. It enables visitors to create the forms they will need to renew a passport or get one for the first time. RushMyPassport.com expedites new passports, passport renewals, child passports, and lost passports in as little as 24 hours. NO SMOKING PLEASE www.freshstay.com We don’t smoke too much in North America, but the rest of the world still lights up. That’s why FreshStay.com should play a part in your site selection process for off-shore meeting. This directory of smoke-free hotels guarantees 100-percent smoke-free facilities, with fast, easy, and secure on-line booking. Simply click on a state or country from the site’s list, and either select a city or scroll through the list of all of the local smoke-free hotels. The booking engine is not set up for groups, but it does direct you to hotel websites where, if they are meetings hotels, you can begin the RFP process. 24 mimegasite.com FEBRUARY 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm http://www.rushmypassport.com http://RushMyPassport.com http://RushMyPassport.com http://www.freshstay.com http://FreshStay.com http://mimegasite.com

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

Successful Meetings - February 2008
Contents
Editor's Note
Trade Shows
Events
Research
On the Record
Suppliers
Associations
Planner's Spotlight
Websites of the Month
Technology Talk
Personal Success
Food & Beverage
Pre-Event
On Site
Tools of the Trade
Pre-Event
The Rainbow Connection
The CVB in Your Backyard
Welcome to the Webolution
The Rail Deal
Spas with a Sense of Place
Places & Spaces
Mystic, CT.
Barcelona
Hong Kong
Florida’s East Coast
Atlantic City
Maui, Kauai, & Lanai
Aruba
Houston
Gurus

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