Americas: Test Your Cost-Saving Smarts
1. Which of the below is not typically offered by convention and visitors bureaus (also known as destination marketing organizations)?
a) Free promotional materials, such as maps, brochures, e-cards, destination-related videos
b) Site visit coordination
c) Theme party décor
d) Help with locating and booking local acts and entertainment
e) Information about festivals and other goings-on in the city over your dates that your attendees could visit for free
f) Information about other conventions and conferences that you may be able to coordinate with for cost-sharing purposes
2. Hotels generally tend to be more flexible on room rates than other aspects of the meeting.
3. In which ways can your meeting history help you save?
a) Your track record with hotels in chains you’ve used in the past may sway the hotel to give you a better deal this time around.