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Inside this Issue > Features APRIL 2008 THE STORY BEHIND THE FIRE AT THE MONTE CARLO PAGE 50 THE GAMING ISSUE 50 Beyond the Flames The fire at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas brought out the best in suppliers and planners. BY MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN 78 Who Needs a Passport? With so many exotic-themed resorts in the U.S., the term “international gaming” is almost an oxymoron. BY CORRIE DOSH 58 Reservation for—21,000 Planners with groups that number in the thousands reveal how to help attendees get their slice of Vegas’ entertainment pie. BY SUSIE BRAMHALL INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS 86 The International Swing Planning group golf outside the U.S. requires local knowledge. Here it is. BY ROBERT CAREY 66 Casino Riches Gaming destinations around the globe are offering groups the link to luxury. BY JEANIE CASISON GOLF MEETINGS 89 Around the World in 18 Holes From Banff to Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City, great golf courses link the globe. BY ROBERT CAREY 73 Entertainment Jackpot When it comes to booking acts in Las Vegas, it’s important to have a system. BY SUSIE BRAMHALL MEETING SITES 97 Places & Spaces Meetings will find that year-round resorts are “well seasoned” . . . Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott open in Beijing . . . the news from Philly. On Site: San Diego. EDITED BY TERRI HARDIN 100 Denver THE WIDE WORLD OF GOLF PAGE 97 102 116 Orlando Puerto Rico 110 Missouri 118 Show Special: Washington DC / Frankfurt, Germany Cover photo: Bill Oakley Photography 2 APRIL 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS

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

Successful Meetings - April 2008
Editor's Note
Industry Trends
On the Record
Planner's Spotlight
Technology Talk
Personal Success
Websites of the Month
Food & Beverage
On Site
Professional Development
On Site
Professional Development
Miforum Q&A
Beyond the Flames
Reservation for—21,000
Casino Riches
Entertainment Jackpot
Who Needs a Passport?
The International Swing
Around the World in 18 Holes
Places & Spaces
Puerto Rico
Show Special: Washington DC / Frankfurt, Germany

Successful Meetings - April 2008