Connoisseurs Circle

 Join our elite community of buyers and planners

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Calling All Dreamers, Innovators And Travel Connoisseurs!

We invite you to apply.

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  • Are you “thinking outside the box” when you propose and create your most important group travel programs?

  • Do you consider yourself a “trendsetter” when selecting destinations, venues and DMCs?

If so, then we want to know you better!

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We hope you will consider joining our elite community of buyers and planners who are looking for extraordinary experiences, both here in the USA and abroad.

These small groups will be offered the opportunity to participate in special educational programs, luncheons, dinners and special events, as well as the occasional “Destination University” experience and our annual Connoisseurs Circle Connections Conference, to be held August 2-5, 2020 at The Breakers in Palm Beach Florida. Our theme for this year’s conference is “Inspiring Incredible Experiences”.

Some of our most unique and distinctive travel industry partners are eager to meet you, and we want to make sure we are providing them with the most well-qualified buyers in the Southeast.


If so, please compete our survey to apply. We will confirm back to you by return email.

Questions??? Contact us at:
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What We Hear From You

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    “I wanted to let you know we have gone to contract with Montage Palmetto Bluff for two of our customers as the result of participating in your Connoisseurs Conference last summer. That experience truly gave me a sense of what the property has to offer my Incentive clients. It is a stunning resort, and seeing it for myself last summer helped me present and sell it to my clients with confidence. Thank you for including me!”

    — Deborah R., Associate Regional Vice President - HelmsBriscoe
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    “I wanted to give a heart-felt thank you for organizing such a unique and exceptional event. I felt special from the moment I was invited to attend and the experience was simply something money could not buy. As an incentive planner these are 2 concepts I try to create for all of our attendees so it was so nice to feel that commitment as an attendee. I really enjoyed all the entire program but especially seeing old friends and meeting new ones.”

    — Kimberly S. - Fiserv
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    “Wow! What a phenomenal event Carol and Whitney produced the past three days. I was so honored to be included. The destination and hotel is an absolute game changer when it comes to this type of high end experience with other senior leaders in our industry. “The Connoisseur Circle brand has been launched and will be a game changer in the industry - it was a brand “experience” standard I will now hold other industry events to in the future…”

    — Mike G., Head of Meetings, Events and Incentives - Sentry Insurance
  • After party

    “Thank you for such a wonderful few days of networking. Retreats Resources put together some fantastic hoteliers and planners with just the right combination of each. Your attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Plus a bonus in the amount of money raised for Doc and Wine to Water is unbelievable and spoke to your passion as well as others.”

    — Barbara N. - Peerless Performance
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    “As a planner I know what it takes to pull it all together beautifully, seamlessly and gracefully, with a full heart for life and the “family” you have built. From the bottom of my gushing but sincere heart-thank you for having me!”

    — Hilli E. - Trifecta Meetings
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Retreats Resources

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

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