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We Connect You!

Connecting event specialists & luxury destination partners for over 20 years

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Connections • Community • Collaboration

This Is Our Commitment!

2023 Events

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October 2-6

Classic Southeast Roadshow

Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Greenville, Atlanta

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December 4-7

Connoisseurs Connections Winter Conference

Eden Roc Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

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What We Hear From You

  • “I am super picky with these types of shows and my time. You really did organize a great event and I left thirsting for more time with the suppliers! I will certainly be applying to attend your future events in the region! Thank you for caring and building an event toward the attendee experience.”

    — Matthew R., Associate Vice President, Lamont Associates
  • “I’ve been to many trade shows in a variety of formats and Retreats Resources is by far the best regional show I attend each year. Their unique format allows me to truly engage with the hoteliers I need to meet with. The experience is unparalleled and I know I’ll learn about new and exciting destinations every time I attend.”

    — Jennifer L., Senior Travel Buyer – Maritz
  • “I wanted to reach out to you and let you know what a wonderful time I had at the Connoisseurs Circle. It is by far the best retreat I have ever been a part of. It is so obvious how much you both love what you do because that filters into every aspect and loving detail that you created for us. I was able to make so many wonderful new friendships and connections and I look forward to growing those relationships.”

    — Summer S, Young Presidents’ Organization
  • “Today's event was superb, the most high-impact industry event I have been to. It was a class act and I am grateful to have been included. Thank you!”

    — Linda H., Director of Meetings and Events - Atlanta-based law firm
    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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     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!

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    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
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    We make doing business fun!