Destination Partners

We’ve Got Your Back!

We know how stressful sales can be,
even in the hospitality industry!

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You manage budgets, time constraints, sales goals and management and ownership changes, not to mention the constant challenge of maintaining client relationships.

That’s where we come in.

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We’re here to make your time and commitment to us one of the best business decisions you’ll make all year!

We Handle:

  • all the pre-event marketing
  • provide detailed attendee directories
  • table-top signage
  • travel logistics
  • post-event reports

Hotel room blocks in each city and our exclusive city-to-city transportation means you can focus on preparing to meet lots of new prospects and follow up with them promptly.

Build enduring relationships at Retreats Resources roadshows

Why Retreats Resources Events?

As always with Retreats Resources, participation in our events requires no minimums and no membership fees. Each of our events, whether in person or virtual, offers:

  • Networking and Intimate Meetings with qualified luxury level event planners and incentive specialists in the MICE industry
  • An attendee directory with all contact information that you need to keep the conversation going!
  • Engaging, entertaining industry content and theming - each event is unique and on-trend with the issues facing the hospitality industry
  • Authentic connection with customers in a true spirit of partnership and community. This is our mission and our passion!
  • Retreats Resources created the original hotel and hospitality networking event showcase in 2004. We've been introducing luxury destinations to qualified meeting planners and decision makers for nearly two decades, setting the standard for client engagement and delivering ROI with every event.
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Our Events Schedule

For 2022-23 and beyond, we're offering exciting live events with the same creativity and luxury on which we've built our reputation, bringing fun to business events.

We are moving forward in a spirit of partnership and exploration, and we would love for you to come along with us!

We've discovered in the past months that our client community is hungry for engagement, laughter and some space to daydream about future travels. They enter our space as fully engaged as they can be, and we feel that we are laying the groundwork for a stronger, more vibrant and, notably, a more grateful community for all of our future endeavors.

We sincerely hope that you will join in! Mark your calendars now!

2022 Events

November 30-Dec 3 Connoisseurs Connections Conference
The Boca Raton Resort
A 3-day immersive conference with our elite group of M.I.C.E. industry planners.

2023 Events

February 17 NYC – Global partners/International buyers showcase and luncheon - Pre SITE Global Conference (international properties only)
February 20-24 Mid-Atlantic Roadshow
New Jersey
Northern VA / Maryland
Washington DC
March 20-24 New South Roadshow
Atlanta (suburbs)
*NEW!* Louisville
April 24-28 Lone Star State Roadshow
*NEW!* Frisco / Plano
Maystrong> – 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 - a brand new itinerary for us. No a la carte pricing available.
August 28-September 1 Northeast Roadshow
NY Showcase/Reception
Sept 19 – NYC - ‘First timers’ luncheon, Eleven Madison Park Restaurant
Sept 20 – Greenwich/Stanford
Sept 21 – Boston
October 2-6 Classic Southeast Roadshow
Late November / Early December Connoisseurs Connections Conference (Winter). Location coming soon!
Fee will cover all conference expenses for a client of your choice; meals, activities, gifting and airport transfers for hotelier.

Destination Partners:  Contact us for more information or to reserve your spot!

We Define Our Events as Follows:


Back-to-back, multi-day events in cities that may include transportation between events, based on current policies and restrictions.


Regional events may be taken on an a la carte basis, generally offered in pairs. No transportation provided.

Connoisseurs Connections Conference:

A single site, 3-day conference of our elite planners. Our 2021 Conference is currently being planned at Nizuc Resort, Cancun, Mexico.

Virtual Showcase:

Multi-day online showcase of luxury properties with buyer/planner attendees. Each day's showcase has two sessions, morning and afternoon, and has flexible pricing options.

Real Time Retreats:

A no-fee, weekly, one-hour exclusive opportunity for you to present your property to our group of planners, as an added benefit for those who support our paid live and/or virtual events.

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What We Hear From You

  • hospitality professionals

    “Retreats Resources partners with world class properties and is run by first class hospitality professionals who are all women. Wow, I wish more companies and even our Fed Gov was dominated and run by women. Retreats Resources Rocks!”

    — Randy M, President - World’s Finest Meetings
  • ladies laughing

    “Thank you for all you have done for our group at Retreats Resources as well as our industry. You are the MVP’s of 2020 in my book!”

    — Nuria C, Regional Sales Director - Dorchester Collection
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    “The value provided from Retreats Resources events is unprecedented. Carol has a loyal client following of qualified and professional group planners that make the effort to attend her events. It would take an insurmountable amount of time and money to make sales calls to each of the planners that attend her events and it wouldn't be half the fun! The venue selection is always a new "hotspot" that appeals to the clients resulting in great attendance. The shows are organized, well-planned, fun, educational and results oriented.”

    — Janet W., Area Director Of Sales, Group - Belmond Cap Juluca & Belmond La Samanna
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    “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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    “We have found the Roadshow to be a great opportunity to learn more about hotels and venues that we would not have been aware of otherwise, many of which are now good partners with us. Through Retreats Resources I learned about Wine to Water, and in addition to buying their wine we are now supporters of this worthwhile cause.
    “Thank you again for the introduction to some magnificent hotel partners for Volvo and Mack, and the opportunity to connect with other meeting planners and buyers. I’ve had a wonderful career and a lot of it has to do with the exceptional people like you, that I’ve met along the way.”

    — Mary H., Travel Manager – Volvo/Mack Trucks
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Retreats Resources

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

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