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Inside this Issue > Features FEBRUARY 2008 PAGE 49 PAGE 42 PAGE 60 SPECIAL REPORT: CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAUS INCENTIVE TRAVEL REPORT 38 The Rainbow Connection Convention and visitors bureaus find a pot of gold working with multicultural and minority groups. BY CORRIE DOSH 66 Spas with a Sense of Place Give your trip some local flair with spas that incorporate native culture and indigenous products in the treatments. BY MARYANN HAMMERS 42 The CVB in Your Backyard Bringing knowledge and advice you can’t get from virtual tools, the reps in satellite CVB offices do face-to-face selling, and local planners couldn’t be happier. BY JULIE BARKER MEETING SITES 72 Places & Spaces Here’s an incentive program to get their engines started . . . Hotel Monaco opens in Alexandria . . . get away from busy Bangkok. On Site: Winnipeg EDITED BY TERRI HARDIN DESTINATION CLOSE UP 49 Welcome to the Webolution Love them or hate them, bureau websites are a vital part of the planning process. BY BEN CHAPMAN 76 Mystic, CT. SITES 78 Barcelona 120 Atlantic City 129 Aruba Cover photo: David McNeese / McNeese Fitzgerald Associates 108 Florida’s East Coast 124 Maui, Kauai, & Lanai MPI-PEC SHOW SPECIAL TRAIN EXCURSIONS 60 The Rail Deal For a nostalgic event, vintage locomotives are right on schedule. BY DAVID DESROCHER 134 Houston What’s New On Exclusively online this month: Destination San Diego. To read about this seaside city, go to, click on “Destination Guide,” then “West,” then “California-South.” Then read “San Diego, a Successful Meetings Destination.” Unparalleled Industry Research: View all our recent research and benchmarking results, with analytical commentary. Featured Articles: See the latest in-depth pieces from our editors on topics such as meeting logistics, contract negotiations, F&B trends, training programs, and much more. Industry Experts’ Blog: The MiGurus section of the website features a different industry expert each week to teach you and to answer your questions. It appears right on the home page. Essential for meetings success Directory of On-Line Services Planning Tools: Industry News: Articles: Destination Guide: Industry Research: Career Tips: Events: Special Offers: Community Links: FEBRUARY 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS 4

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

Successful Meetings - February 2008
Editor's Note
Trade Shows
On the Record
Planner's Spotlight
Websites of the Month
Technology Talk
Personal Success
Food & Beverage
On Site
Tools of the Trade
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.
Hong Kong
Florida’s East Coast
Atlantic City
Maui, Kauai, & Lanai

Successful Meetings - February 2008