Do you have an Emergency Action Plan for your events? Last month Hurricane Harvey dropped unprecedented amounts of rain along the Texas and Louisiana coasts, causing record flooding that left thousands of people homeless. As the cleanup efforts were getting underway, Hurricane Irma delivered a devastating blow to Florida.  A few days later, a magnitude…

Adoption of immersive technologies is expected to explode in the coming years. And savvy event planners have already begun to embrace their existing options.  E-conferences, for example, now allow presenters and attendees to interact via computers and smartphones rather than face-to-face. And hardly a month goes by with the launch of a new event app.…

People across Texas, Louisiana, Florida and the Carribean are still struggling to recover from the destruction left by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. At its heart, the retreat industry has always been dedicated to improving people’s lives.  And the events of the past week have given us a unique opportunity to make a difference in the…

Summer’s Winding Down . . . But Retreat Season Lasts All Year! For many event venues and camps, the end of summer means the beginning of the off season.  Retreat Central turns off season into retreat season with affordable, effective online marketing solutions for any budget. Purchase any annual membership by August 31st at 50% off…

Your Retreat Central listing is a powerful marketing tool that provides a range of opportunities to promote your venue to individuals and event planners who are actively seeking venues for their upcoming events. In addition to your listing, you can promote your venue through our monthly e-Newsletter which is delivered monthly to 17,000+ event professionals. …

Corporate event planners can be extremely selective when searching for the right venue for their events. They’re  increasingly interested in hosting their events at unique locations, with the best acoustics, excellent accessibility, and unlimited parking among other amenities. For many venue owners and managers, it can be a constant struggle to reach the standard where…

Influencer marketing is a hot topic for Fortune 500 companies and SMBs alike.  In a November 2016 study by Linqia, 48 percent of the 170 marketers who were polled said they intended to increase their influencer marketing budgets this year.  Event planners have long relied on word-of-mouth referrals to promote their events but for many,…

Want to make your next retreat a delicious success?  Try these amazing recipes, submitted by Retreat Central members. Capon Springs & Farms – Baked Fudge Pudding In a recent Capon Facebook poll, this Thursday lunch’s after meal sweet led all other treats in guest votes. So even though apple crisp is our classic dessert and the…

Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center: Glendale, AZ Thunderbird Executive Inn is unique because we are located on the historic campus of Thunderbird School of Global Management/ASU. The graduate school was built on the site of Thunderbird Field, a historic airbase established to train American, Canadian, British and Chinese pilots during World War II. Several landmark…

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