Category Archives: Conferences
Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals is getting geared up for a fun weekend at the BEWI Ski and Snowboard Expo, being held at the Denver Convention Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event features everything from Fashion Shows, Freestyle Aerial Demonstrations, Big Air Shows and a Beer Garden. Not to mention it’s a great place for attendees to catch sweet deals on gear and the possibility to score some giveaways.
We’ve partnered with our good friend, Venture Sports, to offer three pairs of skis to be raffled off during the event! Your chance to win is as easy as filling out a card telling us where you love to ski! BEWI projects that over 25,000 people will attend the Denver Expo, which is very exciting for RMVR. The Colorado travel market is our largest consumer, so the Expo poses a great opportunity to get RMVR’s name out there to these people. Our goal of exhibiting is to make people aware of the services and lodging options we provide in all of our ski markets. If people knew that we are indeed the One Stop Shop for their ski travel needs, they’d never look elsewhere.
If you plan on attending the show, tickets can be purchased at the door for just $10.00. Come meet our team at booth 52! Further details on the expo hours and events can be found on the BEWI Website. We’ll see you at the show!
These days it takes a lot to put a successful corporate retreat together, the Colorado Rockies can be the perfect place to bring your next corporate retreat. There are a number of factors from within your company and outside that can affect the success of your retreat. When considering putting a retreat together the first step is to have a goal of what needs to be accomplished at the retreat. Asking a team to come together outside of the work place is a big commitment. Everyone has their own lives, and families to take care of, so asking them to step away from that for a few days can be a lot. The goal needs to be clear and involve all necessary parties and departments- this means not just bringing in the upper level managers but involving all levels of management.
Time management is the next key element to having success at your next corporate retreat. No one can dominate and no one should be excluded. In larger companies often times departments don’t have any communication with one another. Team building is another element of success at a corporate retreat, and this is usually the most fun part. The Colorado Rockies play the perfect host to corporate retreats. All of the mountain destinations provide a relaxed and casual atmosphere; you are far from the city so there are fewer distractions. And the fun stuff- team building activities, the Rockies offer more activities to do together as a team than anywhere. In the summer you can take your retreat on a thrilling rafting trip, get the team together for a round of golf on the pristine mountain courses- they say most business is done on the course anyways! There are jeep scavenger hunts in the forest, quiet sunset horseback rides for reflection. Rocky Mt Group Travel specializes in helping groups of all kinds find the perfect location for their next company outing.
As we prepare to attend the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show this weekend I came to the realization that five years ago I would have never willingly attended such an event. Now that I’ve been planning events for a few years, I can say that this bridal show is something that I would not miss. Weird how things evolve over time…
The Rocky Mountain Bridal Show will take place at the Colorado Convention Center this Sunday afternoon. Rocky Mountain Group Travel’s services have been very well received by wedding & event planners that we’ve talked to thus far. It’s exciting for us to have the chance to meet key suppliers face to face and introduce Rocky Mountain Group Travel Wedding planning services to them. I’m anticipating that many brides attending the show are taking the reins on planning their own wedding and I think that’s awesome. However, it’s often the wedding party and guest accommodations that end up taking the most time away from more important details. Finding lodging in a preferred location that can also accommodate large groups is usually a task to hand off to people who really know the destination. That way the bride or wedding planner doesn’t have to mess with the hassle of collecting deposits, changes to the rooming list and all related stress. Everybody wins!
I love the mountains and therefore support anyone who chooses such a beautiful landscape to host their wedding. My big day will come one of these days, but until then I will attend the Bridal Show on Sunday, meet some good people and hope for delicious cake samples to keep me smiling the whole day!
April 11-17, Banff, Canada hosted the 35th annual Mountain Travel Symposium, which for those who don’t know is the premier ski industry conference of the year. Tommy Hoffman and James Bengala were the lucky two who represent Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals at the show. MTS was nothing short of a week of power networking, business card exchanges, and cocktail receptions and of course a little skiing in between.
Having planned meetings, I’m a firm believer that nothing can compare to meeting with someone face to face. Living in the business environment that we do; where days are spent in front a computer blasting off emails, leaving voice mails and waiting for someone to get back to you, it is key to have that personal interaction.
The Mountain Travel Symposium allowed RMVR to educate industry suppliers and ski clubs on the uniqueness of our business model and how it has evolved in a way that has raised the bar in the vacation rental industry. It’s always rewarding to learn that your competition has had their eye on your company for quite some time; it says something. The fact that our company is operated by locals in all the destinations we serve, so we honestly can provide a different experience for our clients. It boggles my mind that someone would allow a tour operator living in Illinois to plan their ski vacation to Colorado. Wise travelers know that the best way to truly experience a destination is from that of the perspective of a local, not a guide book. It’s a testimony to why I backpacked through Europe staying with locals in every city I could along the way. It’s true that those who live there, offer an unmatched experience and so does Rocky Mountain Group Travel. I’m excited to see all the good to unfold in the coming months here at Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals and Rocky Mountain Group Travel. Not to mention an epic summer is right around the corner from this current snowstorm I stare at through my office window…. Got to love Colorado!