• Custom Wellness Options for Group Travel

     
    POSTED October 24, 2017
     
  • Custom Wellness Options for Group Travel

     
    POSTED October 24, 2017
     

The Ranch, a healthy lifestyle company, has introduced three custom group experiences at The Ranch 4.0 at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village in California. The new packages incorporate the core elements of The Ranch’s signature program—hiking, rest, strength conditioning, massages and yoga—with custom programming to suit a group’s individual needs, four-day stays at the Four Seasons and a daily diet of fresh vegetarian fare. Leading & Clean Eating is a culinary adventure that explores signature plant-based cuisine, while C-Suite Retreat combines in-depth medical testing from the California Health & Longevity Institute and attendees gaining a better sense of their personal health and creating a work/life balance. The third, Strength in Numbers, is a fitness-oriented approach aimed at strengthening the body, clearing the mind and encouraging camaraderie and teamwork. 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.

 

Great lighting is key. Smart décor is a must. But the mood of any gala, auction or awards ceremony lies largely on the shoulders of its master of ceremonies. Who you choose to represent your cause or organization on stage can be the difference between an event that is “ho-hum” or “electrifying.”

Texas Meetings + Events reached out to three of Texas’s favorite emcees. They shared with us how they got where they are—and what they’re doing now—along with some sage advice.