Posts tagged "kalahari meetings"
5 Ideas to Take Your Corporate Holiday Party from Boring to Buzzworthy

5 Ideas to Take Your Corporate Holiday Party from Boring to Buzzworthy

Your boss has put you in charge of this year’s celebratory party, and your mission is to breathe some fun into the party and get people excited to be there! Before launching into planning, it’s important to answer the following six questions: Will the party include employees’ families, spouses or be an employee-only gathering? Do...
Build the Best ROI Methodology for Your Corporate Event

Build the Best ROI Methodology for Your Corporate Event

Whether you’re planning one or a hundred events every year, tracking and reporting an event’s return on investment (ROI) can be a tricky proposition. With the right processes in place you will be able to report metrics that can directly measure an event’s contribution to the company’s goals or bottom line. Before undertaking this process,...
How to Get More Members to Your Association Meetings

How to Get More Members to Your Association Meetings

It’s not uncommon for associations to have a small percentage of their members attend regional meetings and annual conferences. Many are comprised of the same group, meeting after meeting, which makes conversations stale and networking negligible. Why is this happening and what can be done? It boils down to knowing what attendees want and then...
Eight Event Statistics You Can Use to Help With Your Planning Efforts

Eight Event Statistics You Can Use to Help With Your Planning Efforts

Let’s face it: Meeting planning is hard work. Add to that, delivering a “wow” experience to attendees while remaining within budget can make your job even more challenging. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew what attendees wanted ahead of time and moved toward those trends? The good news is, Bizzabo, Statista and Endless Events...
The Future of FAM Trips: Digital, Delivery and Downtime

The Future of FAM Trips: Digital, Delivery and Downtime

In today’s online world chock-full of destination photos, videos and immersive experiences – not to mention real-time reviews – is it any wonder why planners shy away from Familiarization (FAM) trips? While it’s true these excursions take time, there’s nothing quite like seeing a venue, experiencing its amenities and tasting its food. FAM trips are...
Kalahari’s Fourth Groundbreaking Held in Texas

Kalahari’s Fourth Groundbreaking Held in Texas

The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Round Rock, Texas, construction is underway! With a large, on-site groundbreaking on May 15, 2018, that included the Nelson family, Round Rock governmental officials and members of the press, this live event was also streamed to the world on Facebook Live. “Kalahari is thrilled to bring our authentic African resort...
Ten Disruptive Ideas to Make Your Meetings Fun and Interactive

Ten Disruptive Ideas to Make Your Meetings Fun and Interactive

The classic view of disruption is negative. It’s a triple “D”: Disturbance, Distraction and Disorder. Truth be told; we already live in a disruptive world. A text comes in and you answer it. During a dinner conversation, you take an Instagram of your food. If a meeting is boring, you turn to your phone or...
Transform the Association Annual Meeting and Build a Better One

Transform the Association Annual Meeting and Build a Better One

Annual meetings have long represented the crown jewel of any given association. They are the place where: Exhibitor and sponsorship dollars are generated Important topics are discussed Organizational strategies are formed Educational seminars are given Peer networking takes place However, when you look hard at the current annual meeting structure jam-packed with hundreds of sessions,...
The Man Behind Kalahari - Meet Todd Nelson

The Man Behind Kalahari – Meet Todd Nelson

Nelson grew up on a farm in Wisconsin Dells and began working a plethora of jobs at the age of 15 – from an auctioneer, to a railroad company, to driving a beer truck, nothing was out of the question to help support his family. A year out of high school, he married his wife,...
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Is Now Open in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Is Now Open in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

The Nelson family has officially opened the doors on the company’s grandest property to date in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania; ideally placed for the Tristate area less than 2 hours from New York City, 2 hours from Philadelphia, 2 hours from Harrisburg, 30 minutes from Scranton and 50 minutes from Allentown. “Today is a big...
African Adventure Meets Business Venture - Welcome to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Pocono Mtns.

African Adventure Meets Business Venture – Welcome to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Pocono Mtns.

What seems like the longest 1 ½ years ever, the end is finally near. Just 15 days, 11 hours and 53 minutes away marks the opening of our newest and perhaps the greatest endeavor for us, the July 1 opening of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in the Pocono Mountains. We may be new to the...
Kalahari Resorts: An Event Experience That’s World’s Apart

Kalahari Resorts: An Event Experience That’s World’s Apart

At Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, being “authentically African” is more than just a theme to us. The African spirit of Ubuntu, or “togetherness” — the philosophy that encompasses a belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all of humanity — is something you’ll find reflected throughout every aspect of the guest experience.  ...