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Meetings Trends to Watch for in 2022

By: Otesaga Resort Hotel / 17 Dec 2021

Strengthen Your Bonds

A hallmark of team meetings or retreats is the team building exercise, with activities built towards an end goal of improving productivity and company culture. However, with more and more employees returning to offices after working from home, your team may need an opportunity to simply get to know each other again. A team bonding approach provides just that, with a focus on more fun, informal activities for employees to relate to one another on a personal level. At The Otesaga, we partner with many Cooperstown attractions to provide entertaining activities for your team, whether it's indoor rock climbing, a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, or tastings at award-winning craft beverage producers like Brewery Ommegang and Cooperstown Distillery.

Best of Both Worlds

This year has seen a return to in-person meetings and conferences, but many planners see the advantages of continuing to incorporate virtual components into their event. Creating online opportunities in tandem with your conference allows for greater reach to those who are weighing budget constraints or environmental concerns about the impact of travel. Offering a livestream of keynote speakers can allow for engagement from those participating from afar, through chat rooms and Q&As. In-person attendees can benefit from virtual elements, as well; recorded sessions provide a way to watch a speaker they may have missed, or rewatch a speaker they enjoyed.

Go Green

Creating sustainable events has become increasingly common for meeting planners, and is a trend that remains at the forefront of the industry. Of course, there are many ways to deliver environmentally-friendly elements to your attendees, whether it's keeping food waste and packaging to a minimum, or choosing a venue that is centrally located to the majority of your attendees to lessen their carbon footprint when it comes to travel. As discussed above, hybrid elements can alleviate long distance travel for participants, while planning smaller, more local/regional in-person conferences reduces the need for air travel to your event.

As we usher in a new year, you don't have to wait to plan your next meeting or conference. Our experienced Sales Team can answer any questions you may have, and walk you through what your event could look like. Contact us today to learn how our upstate New York hotel is the ideal venue for your team.

The Otesaga Resort Hotel remains steadfast in our efforts to ensure the health and safety of our staff and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to adhere to our strict cleaning and social distancing guidelines. Please visit our website for more information on Otesaga CARE - our commitment to a Clean And Responsible Environment.

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