• Tour Niagara Falls Without Leaving Your Office

     
    POSTED July 13, 2021
     
  • Tour Niagara Falls Without Leaving Your Office

     
    POSTED July 13, 2021
     
  • Tour Niagara Falls Without Leaving Your Office

     
    POSTED July 13, 2021
     
  • Tour Niagara Falls Without Leaving Your Office

     
    POSTED July 13, 2021
     
  • Tour Niagara Falls Without Leaving Your Office

     
    POSTED July 13, 2021
     

Destination Niagara USA designed its series of 360-degree videos with the purpose of allowing meeting planners to virtually explore meeting and event venues in Niagara Falls, NY. The introductory video, with its footage of scenic spots that include Niagara Falls State Park, Luna Island, Stedman’s Bluff and Cave of the Winds, could do double duty as a meditative app on a stressful day.

The other videos in the series may be less effective as relaxation tools, but they’re all highly instructive. For example, the virtual site tour of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, a state-of-the-art, IACC-certified venue that’s just footsteps from Niagara Falls State Park, provides an immersive look at the 65,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event space including a variety of exhibit halls and ballrooms, as well as 15 technologically advanced conference rooms. You can also do a virtual tour of nine nearby meeting hotels. Throughout these informative tours, meeting planners can click on pop-up markets that share hotel amenities, venue specifications and more. 

John Percy, President & CEO of Destination Niagara USA said, “Over the last several months, we have found new and creative ways to continue showcasing our destination,” says John Percy, president and CEO of Destination Niagara USA. “The virtual site visits are a valuable tool, providing our sales team with the ability to continue booking conferences and meetings for the future when in-person events can safely return.” Adds, Lindsey Bowman, director of convention and meeting sales, “with meeting planners unable to travel due to restrictions, we were able to re-imagine site visits, allowing planners to prospect and plan without leaving their home or office.” Take the virtual tour at niagarafallsusa.com/meeting-planners/virtual-site-visits.

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.  

 

Duckpin bowling, pinball machines, shuffleboard, foosball tables and a vintage arcade.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.