We Connect You!

Connecting event specialists & luxury destination partners for over 20 years

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Connections. Community. Collaboration.

This is our commitment!


This is our commitment!

Our Next Events

April 24-28 Lone Star State Roadshow
*NEW!* Frisco / Plano
May – Dates TBD Connoisseurs Connections Summer Conference. Location and dates coming soon!
Fee will cover all conference expenses for a client of your choice; meals, activities, gifting and airport transfers for hotelier.
June 19-23 *NEW!* Incentive Market Blitz - Join us as we explore the incentive travel opportunities in St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis and Des Moines! Details to come!

Destination Partners:  Contact us for more information or to reserve your spot! 864-420-5986

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 Giving Back 

Doc Hendley with the Retreats Resources team

We Live Well By Doing Good!

Our long standing commitment to Wine To Water hit it’s pinnacle in 2022, as we dedicated each of our events to raising money to assist in their disaster relief efforts in Ukraine, Pakistan, and here at home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Our generous community of big-hearted destination partners and compassionate event planners helped us convert donated travel packages to over $102,000 to help alleviate suffering all over the world.

A lot of great vacations are to be had in 2023!

Meet CNN “Hero”, Doc Hendley and learn more about this inspiring philanthropy on our Giving Back page!

Wine To Water silent auction items
Wine To Water silent auction fundraiser at our Connoisseurs Circle Conference
Auctioneers encouraging higher bids at our Wine To Water silent auction
Carol Owen and Doc Hendley

“Carol Owen—a revolutionary, a businesswoman, a leader, and a giver. Since 2009, Owen has been a long time friend and supporter of Wine To Water, and is the epitome of using her power and influence to do good.

This December, Owen topped over $100,000 this year for Wine To Water! Founder and President of Retreat Resources, Carol leverages the ever-changing landscape of corporate responsibility by going above and beyond to use business to do good.”

— Wine To Water
Build enduring relationships at Retreats Resources roadshows

Build Enduring Relationships

Hospitality is an industry based on relationships, darlings, and we like to think that we are in the “people” business!

Our industry events have remained a trusted favorite of both event specialists and luxury destination partners for almost 20 years!

Why? Because we create an informal, relaxed atmosphere that allows you to meet and share information and build enduring relationships in a “no pressure” environment of authenticity and fun!

Your Success is Our Mission!

We get it!   Time is precious.

When you choose to participate in an industry event, you want it to be productive, providing a return on the investment of your time and resources.

Our curated collection of distinctive hotels, resorts, cruise lines, DMCs and other industry partners, coming together with qualified buyers and event executives, offers an efficient, face-to-face solution to the “connection” challenges that both buyers and sellers experience in our increasingly digital age.

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Why Retreats Resources?

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Event Specialists

Create connections with our curated collection of luxury destinations and hospitality service providers you will really want to do business with!

Learn about new service providers and destination updates.

Share industry knowledge with a community of like-minded event specialists.

Save time researching properties by using our online destination directory and peer reviews.

Enjoy and relax! We make doing business fun!

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Destination Partners

Streamline your sales efforts by showcasing your property to pre-qualified event specialists with a proven buying history in the luxury travel sector.

Be featured in our exclusive Hotels and Resorts We Love web page with “at a glance” hotel/resort specs, our personal endorsement, peer reviews and a direct link to your contact information.

Gain full access to our knowledge base and events without any yearly subscription or membership fees

Use us an extension of your sales team, available to help make introductions, share updates and keep connections thriving before, during and after our events

Engage in immersive, purposeful conferences and events, where deeper customer relationships are made

Look good! Return from each event with the attendee data you need to please your boss!

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What We Hear From You

  • “In our office we fight over who is going to attend a Retreats Resources event - we consider yours the ‘haute couture’ of our industry - one of a kind!”

    — Paula B., President and CEO - Monalto Corporate Events
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    “Representing a well-known luxury resort, I have attended a great variety of shows and road trips, but I can honestly say that I have never seen the kind of loyalty that Retreats Resources garners.”

    — L.W., Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
  • “There is something special about Carol Owen and her events. She brings a unique charm that brings people together while developing strong relationships. She makes networking fun and memorable.”

    — Patty M., Executive Director National Accounts Southeast - Loews Hotels & Co.
  • “Thank you! I know the effort to pull off a five day road show is difficult and trust me, nobody does it better than you. As always – Carol and her events just shine!”

    — Kathy M. - Meadowood Resort
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We make doing business fun!

Retreats Resources

Pittsboro, NC | Greenville, SC
Carol Owen: (919) 259-9051
Whitney Bradley: (864) 420-5986

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