Category Archives: Meeting Planning

Hot Travel Trend: Bunk Beds in Boutique Hotels

Will San Diego follow the trend?

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Bunk beds are associated with “The Brady Bunch,” IKEA catalogs, and summer camp. But hip urban hotels?

Travelers tend to encounter bunk beds only in a select few places: youth hostels, vacation homes, perhaps the occasional quirky flophouse hotel. A lodging establishment with bunks could be expected to be dated and grungy — shag rug, wood-panel walls, old mattresses, a funky must in the air. Not so anymore.

A new breed of cool, modern hotels may make travelers rethink the bunk bed. In New York City and other U.S. locations where square footage comes at a premium, hotels are embracing bunks to appeal to guests’ nostalgia, as well as the simple need to save money and space. And they’re pairing bunks with boutique amenities and atmosphere and hip, sleek, upscale design.



 Hotels are replenishing staff due to industry rebound

Continued revenue improvements throughout the hotel industry are prompting hotels to drop labor-related cost-cutting methods and ramp up hiring efforts, this feature says. “The improvement’s gotten to the point where hotel managers can no longer operate with a limited staff, and they have to staff up,” said Robert Mandelbaum, a director at PKF Hospitality Research. “Business is getting better, and we need to give them service, especially in the 4- and 5-star hotels,” said Joe McInerney, president and CEO of AH&LA. (6/18)

Band or DJ?

Are you planing for your 2012 San Diego event and need entertainment and wondering if you should go with a live band or DJ?  There’s nothing like a live band to wow your attendees in the mood and create a sense of style of elegance to your event.  Bandleaders will also take on the role as  the master of ceremonies at your event if that is what you choose. They will interact with your attendees, pay attention to the feel of the room, and make any announcement you wish to have announced.

As for hiring a DJ, today’s disc jockeys are professional artists offering a huge range of musical styles and master of ceremony services. They can manage the energy your attendees and keep the mood you want flowing!

Visit San Diego Travel WebSource for DJ and Band resources:

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Vote Travel Get America Moving

 National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which will be held May 5-13, 2012, provides a fitting occasion to shine the spotlight on our industry. To align with U.S. Travel’s 2012 campaign, this year’s theme is Vote Travel.

Make this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, and the entire election year, a reminder that travel is a bi-partisan industry that can get America moving again.

How To Make A Meetings Destination Successful

How can a destination achieve its potential in the meetings market, return on investment of public funding in the meeting industry – these are, among others, the major topics discussed with the world leaders in the field of meeting industry at the seminar titled „What makes a meeting destination successful?“ held in Prague on 9th February, 2012, in Prague Marriott Hotel. Read More

San Diego Accommodations

When searching for hotel accommodations for your group, start with San Diego Travel WebSource. There are so many wonderful choices, whether you need rooms in Downtown San Diego, Harbor Island, Shelter Island, Mission Bay, Mission Valley or in  Old Town San Diego, start your search here

The 2011 Sustainable Meetings Conference

February 20-23, 2011
Portland, OR
Doubletree Portland Hotel

The annual GMIC conference is the place for the thought leaders, decision-makers, and meeting professionals who seek to understand what does it mean to hold an sustainable event and how do I measure the ROI of my efforts. Sessions combine solid, state-of-the-art knowledge with a format that is interactive, experiential, and fun. GAME ON! More Information

Plan your next Meeting in Paradise!

Paradise Point Resort & SpaSan Diego Meetings at Paradise Point Resort & Spa.

Imagine your next major group conference or special event at Paradise Point Resort & Spa, a lush tropical retreat just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego, California and just 15 minutes north of the San Diego Convention Center and the epicenter of downtown San Diego’s business district. Choose from dramatic waterfront venues overlooking the marina and Mission Bay, garden and lawn view meeting rooms, expansive ballrooms, executive meeting suites and boardrooms. Paradise Point offers a large quantity of multi-use banquet rooms and meeting space in a luxury resort setting on San Diego’s Mission Bay. This luxurious island resort offers 32 high-speed Internet-wired banquet rooms — including the 10,064-square-foot Paradise Ballroom.

Book your event today

Corporate, Social and Weddings…

Calling all San Diego event professionals!

Get the exposure you deserve in 2011. Whether you specialize in corporate or social events, Mergener Inc. can assist you with your online marketing needs. Mergener Inc., home of San Diego Travel WebSource and online resource guides.

Market your business online.

Please stop by and to learn more about the advertising packages available for 2011.

Call us for your free consultation and to learn about the two for one special price package.



A fun-filled evening complete with earth-shaking performances (including your own), networking, oodles of prizes (including a chance to win our $500 Raffle Grand Prize), dinner and performance enhancing beverages, and the opportunity to stretch your creativity whilst building stronger relationships with your co-workers. Come out and join us!

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Joe and Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114

530pm – 7pm Cash Bar and Buffet Reception/Registration
7pm – 9pm Star Follies Show