Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2021

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B M & T ••• March/April 2021 ••• 12 In recent years, theme parks have become a popular meeting destination, hosting unique and memorable conferences that allow attendees to mix business with pleasure. Everything a meeting planner has come to expect and requires for a successful meeting is in place at a theme park destination. There are benefits to having theme parks as venues including their ability to make a conference special through remarkable experiences, and the fact that they're designed to engage and motivate attendees from start to finish, which leads to a productivity boost. From the East Coast to the West Coast, there are a num- ber of theme park destinations from which to choose, the D O M E E T I N G S AT T H E M E P A R K S R E A L LY W O R K ? BY DARLENE DONLOE Walt Disney World Resort entrance photo credit: Jrobertiko (Denis Adriana Macias)

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