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Your Better Ideas: Saving On F&B

Saving Tips

  • Have pitchers of water instead of bottled water, Many hotels charge $3 or more for bottled water. Replate muffins and fruit from breakfast and offer savingHave pitchers of water instead of bottled water, Many hotels charge $3 or more for bottled water.Caprice Caster, CMP, National Cable Vision Cooperative, Lenaxa, Kan. 
  • Order continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks a la carte instead of per person.Deborah K. Gaffney, director, conference planning, Tax Executives Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Try to use an outdoor terrace or venue to minimize decor needs. Transforming a ballroom or meeting room can be very expensive and never as attractive or as effective.Rachel Porter, president, The Porter Event, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Replate muffins and fruit from breakfast and offer them as a snack at the midmorning break.Christy Lamagna, CMM, CMP, Strategic Meetings and Events, New York
  • Using public facilities — libraries, parks, botanical gardens, museums, etc. — can be very costeffective because you can sometimes use your own caterer and vendors. Plus these types of venues offer a nice twist to the meeting experience.Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM, Imagination +Meeting Planners Inc., Toronto, Ontario

 

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