When companies decide to hold meetings, one of the first questions is usually whether or not the meeting will take place on company property. On-site meetings are often much cheaper and more convenient for attendees, but do they yield the same results? Here’s why it’s a great idea to take your group off-site: Fewer distractions… Read More The Benefits of Holding an Off-Site Retreat
UCLA Conference Services is excited to be hosting the annual system-wide University of California Conference Services planning session up at the beautiful UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center this month. As we were planning this event, we were reminded of the many great reasons to visit and stay at the Conference Center – and here are… Read More Memorable meetings start at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center!
Last summer, a 10 mile span of the 405 freeway was closed for 1 weekend. This year, the same closure will occur again from September 29-30. What’s Closed: I-405 North from I-10 to US-101, and I-405 South from US-101 to Getty Center Drive What’s Happening: The North side of the Mulholland Bridge will be demolished,… Read More How to Survive Carmageddon Part 2
It appears that Carmageddon 2012 has been delayed until late summer due to construction delays and rising construction costs. Still, no date has been set, which obviously presents challenges to those making travel plans and other arrangements. Check back with us for more information, as well tips to avoid the congestion, as the summer progresses.
President Barack Obama announced a new strategy to encourage travel and tourism in the United States. The travel industry in the United States represents 1.8 trillion dollars in economic output, as well as 14 million American jobs (source: U.S. Travel Association). “The more folks who visit America, the more Americans we get back to work.… Read More President Obama Unveils New Pro-Tourism Initiatives
Today’s hospitality industry is more sustainable than ever. Hotels are becoming more energy efficient, housekeeping teams are using more earth-friendly cleaning products, and front desks are using less paper. But regardless of whether or not you’re staying at an eco-friendly hotel, there are some things that you can do to ease your impact. Turn off… Read More How to Be a “Green” Hotel Guest
People are thinking differently about their vacations in 2012. Here are some of the top trends we’ve noticed: Vacations sans gadgets. Some travelers are ready to pull the plug…would you be willing to hand your iPhone over to a life coach for a few days in 2012? London tourism. With the upcoming Summer Olympics, as… Read More 2012 Travel Trends