During a recent empowerMINT.com/Cvent planner study, meeting planners expressed what they were most interested in learning during the Consideration Stage:
- Special promotions
- Major local events
- New hotel developments
- Innovative event ideas
- Unique venues
Makes sense, right? Planners want to determine in the early stages of planning if the destinations they are interested in have special promotions, if there are any special events occurring over their perspective meeting dates, along with fun and unique ideas to truly differentiate their meeting.
While it sounds easy enough, most planners will tell you how difficult it can be to actually find that information, let alone in one location. Often times, planners will find themselves endlessly searching on the internet or making phone call after phone call, with no tangible result.
When researching a new destination or even one you are familiar with, empowerMINT.com has the answers planners are looking for. empowerMINT is powered by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), the trade association for destination marketing organizations that are often referred to in the meetings industry as convention & visitors bureaus (CVB).
What is empowerMINT.com
empowerMINT.com is a meeting planning tool where planners gain instant knowledge about:
- Potential meeting locations
- Conference venues
- Direct access to local CVB contacts
- And more!
At empowerMINT.com, you can also search and compare multiple destinations, connect with destination experts, ask a question, or submit a request for proposal (RFP). And best of all…empowerMINT and CVB services are free to all meeting planners.
How does empowerMINT.com Answer Meeting Planner Questions
Special promotions: Visit the services tab of the destination(s) you are considering to see the details of any current promotions for planners.
Major local events: To find out what major (and minor) events may be happening during your event, planners can visit the contacts tab to get in touch with a CVB consultant who can provide event information and more.
New hotel developments: On the home page of the destination profile, planners will find current news. Here planners will find out what hotel developments are happening and other meeting related destination news.
Innovative Event Ideas/Unique Venues: CVB consultants are destination experts and work with meeting planners in their destination every day. They have the knowledge and connections to provide meeting planners with unique and innovative event concepts to make their meeting a memorable experience for their attendees.