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In Brief MEETING DEALS

ASHEVILLE, NC — Explore Asheville is offering a booking incentive for meetings held May through December, with room nights Sunday through Thursday. RFPs for meetings held January through April and any day of the week are eligible for an additional 20 percent incentive amount. The incentive amounts are up to $500 for 100-250 total contracted rooms, $1,000 for 251-500, $2,000 for 501-1,000, and $2,500 for 1,001plus. The incentive applies to new business only (groups that have not met in Asheville for the past three years) and does not apply to existing contracts. Groups must contract by June 30, 2018, to be eligible. For more information or to submit an RFP, contact meetings@exploreashville.com.

AUSTIN, TX — The Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark’s Pick Your Perks promotion provides qualified meetings a 5 percent master account credit for all guestroom, F&B and AV charges. Choice of perks includes: complimentary Wi-Fi in meeting and guestrooms; one complimentary opening reception; and one complimentary room night for every 40 paid. Minimum of $15,000 in total room and F&B spend. Offer must be consumed no later than Dec. 31, 2018. For details, call (512) 383-2611 or email AUSSTH.Leads@OmniHotels.com.

BOULDER, CO — The Boulder CVB Incentive Program offers

approved organizations a money incentive to book business in the City of Boulder. Meetings held between October and May could qualify for a cash incentive to help offset meetingrelated expenses, as follows: $500 for 25-50 total number of room nights booked; $1,000 for 51-100; $2,000 for 101-200; $3,000 for 201-300; $4,000 for 300-400. For meetings of 400+ rooms, planners are asked to contact the CVB to discuss additional funding and services. Submit RFPs to GroupSales@bouldercvb.com. For more information, contact Andrew Heidt, Director of Group Sales and Marketing, at andrew. heidt@@bouldercvb.com. HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — For planners that sign a contract within 45 days of their site visit, Visit Huntington Beach will apply $1,000 to the master folio of meetings with a minimum 100 cumulative room nights contracted at a HB Collection Huntington Beach resort. The collection includes the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Kimpton

Shorebreak Hotel, Pasea Hotel & Spa and Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. Over $1,000 will be applied for groups with a minimum of 250 cumulative room nights for each meeting at a Huntington Beach resort hotel. Offers are valid until Dec. 31, 2018. For more information, call (714) 969-3492 or email sales@surfcityusa.com. PUERTO RICO — Check Off Your Bucket List, a new promotion from Meet Puerto Rico, offers room night savings as follows: 1,000-plus room nights, $20 per booked room night; 500-999 room nights, $15 per booked room night; 100-499 room nights, $10 per booked room night. Qualified booking entitles planners to choose one entertainment experience, either cultural or culinary, for the group. Hotel contract must be signed by March 31, 2018. Travel window until Dec. 31, 2019. For more information, contact Meet Puerto Rico at (800) 875-4765 or info@meetpuertorico.com.

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