• Sustainability Key to Monterey County Tourism & Events

     
    POSTED October 28, 2019
     

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) has joined two initiatives to further its goal of ensuring that Monterey County is one of the world’s leading sustainable destinations.

The first is with Positive Impact, a global not-for-profit that provides education and collaboration opportunities to create a sustainable event industry and a vision to address the role of plastics in the industry.

Measuring success is also critical, prompting MCCVB to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDSIndex) initiative, an alliance focused on helping destinations, convention bureaus and businesses promote sustainable practices. The GDS-Index does this by measuring and comparing sustainability strategies, policies and performance of participating destinations and by sharing best practices from around the world.

St. Charles outgrew “charming” years ago. Today, “it’s a lively urban oasis where old meets new,” says Alyssa Feulner of the city’s historic landmarks, new buildings, lovely riverwalk and eclectic dining, shopping and entertainment scene.

Even better are the many ways visitors can experience the city like a local, adds Feulner, who heads up marketing for the St. Charles Business Alliance, which is helping planners tap into the town’s unique vibe.

 

You know the old saying: It’s all about location, location, location. This gorgeous Petoskey region, collectively called Boyne Country after its premier resort facilities, is perfectly situated to make a great northern Michigan location for gatherings. It also offers guaranteed fun postconference activities, paired with great meeting facilities, small and large.

 

Texas’s Big Bend Country is a beautifully orchestrated mix of extremes—from mountains to plains and deserts to forests. Named for the curve the Rio Grande River makes as it traces the border of Texas and Mexico, it’s home to Big Bend National Park, an 880,000-acre wilderness playground that is ripe for engaging outdoor activities and team-building exercises. When traveling to the region for a retreat or conference, here are some spots to stay.

Lajitas Golf Resort