Are There Interesting Options for Stays?
The run-time of some events or conferences can be a week! So, based on the event duration, you must pick destinations with exciting and unconventional stay options for attendees, and even delegates.
According to TripAdvisor, travelers are more likely to splurge 41% of their budgets on accommodation and dining.
If you choose a destination close to a hotel-dominated region, you are likely to cut short the travel time for attendees. In addition, it will allow them to explore the area and step out to grab a quick bite during the event.
However, the recent wave of micro-experiences after the pandemic has given a unique appeal to corporate events! Rather than trying to hinge your entire event's appeal on how grand an event it was, try redirecting the center of attention to exclusivity. In addition, working on a smaller scale sometimes enables organizers to create more personalized event journeys for attendees.
Try organizing 'Rare,' 'Limited-edition,' or 'Invitation-only' events at remote places like the warm waters in Florida. Then, with fewer attendees, you can book high-end luxury accommodations, leisure activities and networking.
How Popular Is Your Event Destination?
What makes a destination popular? Event organizers must tread lightly while identifying locations for an event. To rouse excitement, you can pick destinations with a rich history or some interesting folklore that is concurrent with your event's theme.
While creating micro-experiences, you can handpick locations off the beaten path and have exciting backstories or unresolved mysteries. In addition, the top factors that make a site popular are – culture, gastronomy, architecture, landscape, events and infrastructure.
As per TripAdvisor’s list, the top destinations where travelers are willing to empty their pockets are:
New Zealand – 52%
Thailand – 49%
South Africa – 47%
Australia – 45%
Argentina – 44%