Friday, April 1, 2005

New Resource Caters to Budget-Conscious Meeting Planners

New Resource Caters to Budget-Conscious Meeting Planners

A new online resource, BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com, features a roster of speakers with fees of $3,500 or less for meeting planners who would otherwise be limited in their choices. The service includes up-and-coming speakers who have not yet passed the $3,500 mark and those who have standard fees of more than $3,500 but offer a discount for engagements close to home.

NASHVILLE, TN (PRWEB) September 27, 2004

In an effort to better assist meeting planners tasked with creating dynamic meetings on limited budgets, The Speakers Group has launched a new online resource: BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com. Featuring a roster of speakers with fees of $3,500 or less, BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com caters to planners who find an otherwise limited array of supplier options.

“The mission of The Speakers Group is to be a full-service partner to meeting planners as it relates to booking speakers,” said Shawn Ellis, founder and president of The Speakers Group. “The launch of BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com is just one more step toward fulfilling that mission.”

BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com includes speakers who fall into one of two categories: (1) speakers with upward mobility who have not yet surpassed the $3,500 mark, and (2) speakers who are well established and may have standard fees of well over $3,500, but who offer discounted fees of $3,500 or less for events being held in their local vicinity.

“Given the hassles of getting in and out of airports, not to mention other potential travel delays these days, traveling to an event across the country can easily turn into a three-day trip,” said Terry Brock, Florida-based business speaker and nationally-syndicated columnist. “Accepting a discounted fee for events close to home is a win-win for me and for meeting planners.”

In addition to discounted fees, booking local speakers can also save meeting planners money on travel-related expenses such as airfare, hotel, ground transportation, etc. Currently BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com showcases speakers from 15 states across the country, with more being added regularly. Their goal is to soon offer discounted local speakers in all 50 states.

Allowing meeting planners to search speakers by topics, travel origins, discounted fees and standard fees, BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com is designed to provide budget-conscious meeting planners an efficient and effective resource to secure quality speakers. The staff of The Speakers Group assists planners throughout the evaluation and selection process, and on through an eventÂ’s conclusion.

BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com can be found online at www. budgetfriendlyspeakers. com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Shawn Ellis

The Speakers Group

615-545-9215 phone

615-673-0005 fax

Http://www. thespeakersgroup. com (http://www. thespeakersgroup. com)
Http://www. budgetfriendlyspeakers. com (http://www. budgetfriendlyspeakers. com)

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Save Up to 30% on Ski-In/Ski-Out Lodging in Telluride -- Mountain Lodge at Telluride offers ‘Smart Skier’ deal through Feb. 4

Save Up to 30% on Ski-In/Ski-Out Lodging in Telluride -- Mountain Lodge at Telluride offers ‘Smart Skier’ deal through Feb. 4

Through Feb. 4, Mountain Lodge at Telluride, the area’s premier ski-in/ski-out resort, is offering "The Smart Skier" deal to help discriminating snow enthusiasts get the most for their money. Guests who stay one night receive 10 percent off regular rates. Those staying two nights receive 20 percent off, and those staying three or more nights receive 30 percent off.

Telluride, CO (Vocus/PRWEB) January 11, 2011

All smart skiers, listen up. If you want to ski a world-class mountain, find no lift lines, enjoy the best views in North America, and take in a cost-saving mid-season deal, head to Telluride.

Through Feb. 4, Mountain Lodge at Telluride, the area’s premier ski-in/ski-out resort, is offering "The Smart Skier" deal to help discriminating snow enthusiasts get the most for their money. Guests who stay one night receive 10 percent off regular rates. Those staying two nights receive 20 percent off, and those staying three or more nights receive 30 percent off.

The special is available on new bookings only, cannot be combined with other offers and applies to all room types. The upscale Mountain Lodge at Telluride offers lodge rooms, condominium units and cabins with private balconies or patios, jetted tubs, luxurious robes, and, in condo units and cabins, and gourmet kitchens or kitchenettes with granite countertops. Property amenities include concierge services, fitness room, steam room, grocery shopping service, outdoor deck with heated pool and Jacuzzi, and complimentary wireless Internet service in all units and in the main lodge.

With the Smart Skier deal, Mountain Lodge is offering discounted lift tickets with stays of 3 nights or longer. Discounted ski rentals also are available through Mountain Lodge at Telluride’s on-site ski shop, Christy Sports (http://www. christysports. com, 970-369-5267).

While the special takes place during one of the busiest times of the season to ski and snowboard at Telluride, guests can choose from plenty of other activities as well, says Neil Hastings, director of sales and marketing for Mountain Lodge at Telluride. The resort, a five-minute walk to the area’s free gondola, serves as a main base for all of Telluride’s winter activities, including snowshoeing cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, horseback riding, shopping and spa-going.

For more information or to book reservations, contact Mountain Lodge at Telluride at 970-369-5000, reservations@mountainlodgetelluride. com or http://www. mountainlodgetelluride. com.

Mountain Lodge at Telluride (http://www. mountainlodgetelluride. com)
Mountain Lodge at Telluride is an exclusive, upscale resort. At 9,500 feet in the San Juan Mountains, the ski-in/ski-out resort offers private luxury cabins, condominiums, and lodge rooms as well as executive conference rooms offer space for small meetings and retreats, reception space and full catering service. The View restaurant offers upscale tavern dining in an intimate setting, with spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains.

The resort is listed as one of the top 50 ski hotels in North America in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2010 annual “Best Places to Ski & Stay in North America” readers’ poll.

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