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5 Compelling Reasons to Add More Days to Your Cruise Event

Today we have a special post from our friend Maureen McKeon, the Web Content Editor at Landry & King.

At Landry & Kling, one of the most frequent requests we hear from our clients is "More short itineraries, please." Four and five-night cruises from close-to-home ports are popular options for quick meetings and group events.

Nominations for UVAMC Awards

As a member of Unique Venues, you represent the best non-traditional venues for meeting planners to host their events. We want you to submit the ways you market to venues in order to be considered for the UVAMC "Best Of" Awards. Submission details can be found here and the category highlights are listed below:

Your Events Are Unique

While we have unique meeting locations within our venue portfolio, we have some incredible event planners that are using our services to discover these venues. We thought it would be fun to put together a quick list of some of the recent leads we have received for event proposals. Our event leads are just as unique as the venues they choose. No wonder they search on our site and use our free planner assisted search options!

Location Discover for Events: Boston

Location is everything when planning your next meeting. Metro Meeting Centers-Boston is the premier day meeting center located in the heart of the Financial District in downtown Boston. A non-residential conference center with 19,000 sq. ft. of IACC approved meeting space, Metro is expertly designed to host training seminars, executive programs, planning sessions, conferences and special events for groups of 1-175 attendees.

On the Big Screen

I have a special place in my heart for movies filmed in Georgia. Maybe it is the Georgia On My Mind Pride that I live and breathe, or maybe it is the fact that I feel a little tinge of being famous whenever I see the glimpse of a place I have frequented in the movies. Makes me feel like I live in the Hollywood of the South. The same holds true when I discovered that many of our members within the Unique Venues portfolio, have been the location of a few films. Here are a few highlights of the locations that are showing up on the big screen.

One Stop Meeting Planning Shop

Picture the big box stores where you can walk in and grab a new dress, some fresh fruit, or new bedding. You can also get your photos printed and fill a prescription all while checking out with one buggy and one receipt. Talk about a one-stop-shop. That is exactly the type of experience Unique Venues offers to event planners.

Events Get Social

Event planners are using social media throughout the event planning process. Discover some best practices for getting social with events.

Customer Service That Wows

I am never underwhelmed by customer service that wows. Say that five times fast. I am one of those weirdos that leaves a review on Yelp ONLY if the experience was unlike anything else. Recently on our Magazine Summit we went to a restaurant where I ordered the wrong thing (I wanted grilled chicken instead of fried) and the servers quickly corrected the situation, even though it was my fault. Within 30 seconds a Manager came over to apologize, offer an appetizer to correct the situation, and ask about the rest of the team’s food.

Happy Hour Anyone?

Now this is what I would call a Happy Hour! Miller Conference Center can now serve alcohol at their venue. Big news for this expansive conference center at Salt Lake Community College. The campus, located in Sandy, UT (a suburb of Salt Lake City), is now able to host events with alcohol on certain premises. Interested planners are asked to call the conference department to get prior approvals.

Event Food on Wheels

Raise your hand if you love food! Better yet, food from the back of a truck. I think Food Trucks are charming because they elicits the same feelings you get when hearing the chimes of the ice cream truck.

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