Meeting planners converge on Bloomington to find out how warm hospitality can take the chill out of planning a meeting during the winter months.

Bloomington, MN – The Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomed 30 meeting planners to the City in January for 3 days of showing off the city in winter finery. The elements were perfect and the scenery extraordinary to show off how Bloomington is the perfect destination to plan a meeting in the winter months. This familiarization tour was a huge success, chilly noses and all.

Meeting planners from across the nation enjoyed touring premier meeting hotel facilities, Mall of America® and unique winter activities while here. Thanks to the chilly temperatures and a bevy of incredible facilities offering unique opportunities for the meeting planners to take part in, there was never a lack of things to see and do. Ice Castles Mall of America, International Nordic Ski Jumping Competition and Ice Games on Lake Minnetonka kept the pace lively throughout the week.

The following partners generously donated their time and space to welcome the meeting planners in grand style: BayView Event Center, Delta Air Lines, Radisson Blu Mall of America, metroConnections, Red Rossa Italian Grille, Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Airport, DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington-Minneapolis South, Sofitel Minneapolis, Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington and Mall of America/Ice Castles.

Clients that experienced this wonderful destination included: American Association of Pharmacy Technicians, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Chicago Meetings and More, Inc., Adrenaline Sports Management, Maxvantage, BFW Freeman, Conference Direct, US Travel Association, Distillers Grains Technology Council, Iron Girl, Youth Amateur Travel Sports Association, NTD Television, Helms Briscoe, United States Bowling Congress and 30th Marine Division Association.