LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.
Selecting a destination can have a major impact on attendance. When it comes to choosing a location, think of the three C’s: Convenience, Comfort and Captivation. Here are some questions to ask yourself before booking: Where’s the nearest international airport? Are there convenient transportation options for guests? Are the accommodations welcoming? Will guests have plenty of dining and entertainment options nearby?
Boost attendance and spirits by providing guests with a variety of fun and interesting attractions. A destination with activities such as beaches, museums, military bases, shopping and dining is sure to get reunion guests, and their spouses, excited about registering for the event. And who knows, they may even extend their trip!
DON’T BREAK THE BANK!
There are many ways to stretch your budget. Typically you can save up to 30% on event space, caterers and more when you select properties and vendors outside of downtown corridors. Look for hotels and venues that provide free parking, free airport shuttles, complimentary breakfast and package deals. Guests will appreciate you’re looking out for their fi nances so they can focus on fun!
YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE.
Some destination marketing organizations provide free services that can help lighten the load on your shoulders. Working as an extension to your team, they’ll partner with you and can offer services such as managing on-site details, booking hotels, planning an itinerary, promoting your event and even creating customized welcome packets.
To learn more about planning a reunion in Seattle Southside visit www.SeattleSouthside.com/RFN or contact Jené Iceberg at Jene@SeattleSouthside.com.