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The latest news and happenings at Airlie

Make it marvelous: the annual holiday party

Although we’re currently floating through fall, holiday party season is right around the corner and the time to start planning is now. Here are some ideas and trends from the Airlie planning team to make your event the topic of water cooler talk well into the new year. Venue Variety Tired of the same old same? Choosing a unique venue will encourage attendance and allow for creativity in other areas such as theme and dining. In addition, hosting off-site will inspire interest and create buzz, especially if it is in a new location, or away from the office for the first time….
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Working the Fun Factor: Company Picnic 101

We’ve talked a lot about team building and the importance of bonding activities in an off-site meeting. However, we see the company picnic as an essential element which is simply about fun. While the annual holiday party is a celebration of the company, the annual picnic is a celebration of the employee; a thank you for the continued hard work and effort put forth each and every day. As such, there are a variety of ways to plan and execute a successful event for your team. Venue Variety As a full-service conference venue, we understand the importance of choosing your…
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2018 Meeting Trend Report

2018 is well underway and we are in the midst of assisting planners with their upcoming off-site meetings at Airlie. This process always invites reflection and thought regarding how the impetus has changed in both the short and long term. What are the long-term reasons for hosting an off-site? What program elements are planners focusing on? How has the global climate affected the planning focus or concerns of the organization? Read on to learn more about the trends and themes we’re seeing through the eyes of our planners. Teambuilding; 2018 Style While teambuilding continues to be a focus for planners,…
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