What’s IN and OUT in 2017

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What's in and out for Meetings and Events in 2017

Kindred Resorts & Hotels has compiled a list for meeting planners to find out what’s in and out in 2017.


Destination-focused, experiential team building 

More and more attendees, especially millennials, are tired of the usual brainstorming sessions—they want immersive, authentic experiences to remember. Cooking classes, community service projects that benefit the local community and cultural food tours are all great options to boost camaraderie.

Outdoor activities

What better way to experience a destination than to take your team outdoors?

Attendees will appreciate the opportunity toget fresh air, explore the location and possibly burn a few calories, as well. Try whale watching, walking through majestic redwood forests, or white-water rafting.

Healthy, local food and beverage

With terms such as gluten-free, organic and local sweeping through grocery stores across America, it’s no surprise that millennials are demanding more health-conscious meal and snack choices. We are seeing a decrease
in requests for soda and an increase in demand for healthier options such as water, smoothies and organic juices.


Formal events
Formal black-tie events are on the decline as planners are choosing to hold more casual gatherings such as beach barbecues and clambakes. Though these casual events don’t work for every group, they occasionally
offer a nice change of pace from the traditional suit and tie gatherings.

Traditional meeting rooms
Planners are beginning to embrace more unique venues. Attendees demanding one-of-a-kind experiences will love flexible indoor-outdoor spaces and renovated classics such as a repurposed brewery and revamped train station