My colleague just interviewed Fay Beauchine, executive VP of Global Meetings, Incentives & Events, about her views of the current state of the meetings industry. She shared this cost-saving tip, which I wanted to pass along to you:
Consider total taxes (hotel, county, city) as an invisible way to save money on a program. You can shave 30,000 off a program just by choosing a destination with lower taxes. Two states with the lowest taxes: Florida and California.