News & Updates

Event planning tips, venue updates and exciting happenings from around the state.

Vermont Civil War Heritage Trail is launched

Vermont Civil War Heritage Trail is launched

Aug 17, 2017
On behalf of fellow sites and partners throughout the state, the Milton Historical Society and General Stannard House Committee has announced the launch of the Vermont in the Civil War Heritage Trail.
A Guide for Part-Time Planners

A Guide for Part-Time Planners

Aug 07, 2017
Here are 15 tips on how to execute great meetings and keep your day job
Photography Feature: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Photography Feature: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Aug 02, 2017
If you are looking for a pastoral, elegant and formal wedding venue, look no further, Hildene has it all!
What do Maple Syrup, Teddy Bears and Flannel all have in Common?

What do Maple Syrup, Teddy Bears and Flannel all have in Common?

Jul 25, 2017
What do Maple Syrup, Teddy Bears and Flannel all have in common?  They are all made in Vermont. Vermont is synonymous with handcrafted quality workmanship making these featured companies the perfect resource…
Two Vermont inns make Travel + Leisure’s ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’

Two Vermont inns make Travel + Leisure’s ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’

Jul 21, 2017
Twin Farms of Barnard and Rabbit Hill Inn of Waterford were named to Travel + Leisure’s prestigious ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World.’ The rankings were based on results from Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" survey that it puts out annually to its readers
From natural beauty to hip breweries, Burlington, Vt., has it all

From natural beauty to hip breweries, Burlington, Vt., has it all

Jul 14, 2017
It’s fun to dream about traveling to an epic, world-class city, a place where you can settle into a unique, cozy hotel, dine on uber-amazing fare, wander the streets hunting for artsy shopping treasures and perhaps gaze out past a lake and to mountains. Who doesn’t want that experience?
Waterbury or Eaterbury? Revamped town is a hub of good food and beer

Waterbury or Eaterbury? Revamped town is a hub of good food and beer

Jul 06, 2017
Waterbury, though, is more than just an epicenter for beer. Those beer-centric eateries serve mouth-watering food, and other food-related businesses are springing up as complementary pieces of the greater whole.
DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL LAUNCHES SOUTHERN VERMONT TOURISM INITIATIVE

DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL LAUNCHES SOUTHERN VERMONT TOURISM INITIATIVE

Jun 27, 2017
Dorset Theatre Festival, celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season this summer, is thrilled to announce Play in Vermont vacation packages offered in conjunction with season sponsor Manchester Designer Outlets and local lodging partners in the Southern Vermont region.
Unconventional Meeting Sites

Unconventional Meeting Sites

Jun 22, 2017
Museums, Vineyards and Cruises Oh My! In the Southern part of the state in Manchester groups can enjoy a number of gems that are perfect for off-site events or attendee/spouse tours, two of our favorites…
An Austrian bierhall for summer travel to Stowe, Vermont

An Austrian bierhall for summer travel to Stowe, Vermont

Jun 15, 2017
Unlike most ski towns, Stowe, a perpetual tourism magnet, is even busier in summer than winter, and is just gearing up for the high season. This summer, for the first time, visitors will have a chance to try the newest Trapp addition to the region’s infrastructure, the Bierhall, which opened late last September.
Vermont to showcase sustainable tourism credentials after backing climate record

Vermont to showcase sustainable tourism credentials after backing climate record

Jun 09, 2017
Vermont’s new tourism commissioner plans to tap in to a growing interest in sustainable travel, after the state’s governor announced he would be signing up to the US Climate Alliance.
Reasons to Meet Outside of a Major City

Reasons to Meet Outside of a Major City

May 25, 2017
  More ValueVermont is often more affordable than meeting in a major destination. Hotel and resort rates are generally lower and filled with added value. Today the focus is on the ease of downtown Burlington…
Vermont Craft Beer

Vermont Craft Beer

May 22, 2017
For one of the least populous states in the country, Vermont is surprisingly abuzz with culture and things to do. The state is especially known for its skiing, leaf-peeping, and maple syrup, but a new…
Learn how to get more out of your meeting budget

Learn how to get more out of your meeting budget

May 08, 2017
There's no perfect solution to staying on budget, but these tips can help you avoid over-runs and embarrassing red ink.
The Country’s First Beer Concierge Talks Brew and Business

The Country’s First Beer Concierge Talks Brew and Business

May 03, 2017
Hotel Vermont, Burlington’s only independent, locally sourced hotel fully embraces the Vermont craft brew culture and beer tourism with the United States' first official beer concierge.
Mad River Distillers PX Rum Wins Double Gold at 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Mad River Distillers PX Rum Wins Double Gold at 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

May 02, 2017
Mad River Distillers of Vermont is proud to announce the distillery’s PX Rum recently took home a Double Gold Medal at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) held April 20-23 at the Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco, Calif.
VERMONT ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL

VERMONT ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL

Apr 28, 2017
The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing and the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity are pleased to announce that new sites have been added to the Vermont African American Heritage Trail. The additions for 2017 include the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, as well as Buffalo Soldiers Historic Markers in Colchester and Essex.
Your Questions Answered - Getting to Vermont.

Your Questions Answered - Getting to Vermont.

Apr 26, 2017
How Does My Group Get to Vermont? Vermont is convenient to get to. Easy in, easy out airports. Beautiful drives that cover more miles in less time and congestion than an urban destination.  Gorgeous scenery…
Your Questions Answered - Getting to Vermont.

Your Questions Answered - Getting to Vermont.

Apr 26, 2017
How Does My Group Get to Vermont? Vermont is convenient to get to. Easy in, easy out airports. Beautiful drives that cover more miles in less time and congestion than an urban destination.  Gorgeous scenery…
BURLINGTON, FIVE WAYS

BURLINGTON, FIVE WAYS

Apr 21, 2017
In Burlington, even when it seems like nothing’s happening, something’s happening. Rising from the banks of Lake Champlain, Vermont’s biggest city has long been an incubator for creative people bursting with ideas that serve humanity as well as the planet, sustaining an innovative spirit that flows from its field-to-fork food scene into a sophisticated arts district, and unrivaled craft brew arena.