• 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.

Northwest planners looking to take advantage of the experiential travel trend need look no further than Victoria, British Columbia, for their next meeting or event. Located on Vancouver Island, the provincial capital is a natural playground with boundless beauty, upscale comforts and casual elegance. “We know that organizations are looking for meetings and incentive travel options that can’t be replicated,” says Miranda Ji, vice president of sales for the Victoria Conference Centre and Business Events Victoria.

 

Philadelphia was one of just two U.S. locations on National Geographic’s list of best trips for 2020. The magazine describes the city as “a scrappy underdog with a heart of gold” and uses words like “vibrant” and “creative” to describe this formerly industrial city. That’s good news for meeting planners and should certainly boost attendance at meetings. And adding to the excitement are shopping, entertainment and restaurants cropping up around the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC), glitzy new hotels and renovated attractions with event space.

 

With its casual college town vibe, thriving music and arts scenes, and independent cowboy culture, Denton is a city of originals. So, it only makes sense that planners looking for a unique location would choose the north Texas city.