The increase in recreation programs for conference participants occurs at the intersection of three trends: 1 ) an increase in the number and frequency of business or association related meetings, 2) a corresponding increase in conferees accompanied by spouses and children, and 3) a growing interest, by the resort sector, in the business traveler. The data reported in this study examine the types of recreation programs provided by resorts when the primary purpose of visiting the resort is to attend a meeting or conference. Recreation programming and pricing data from resort recreation directors at 43 Resort and Commercial Recreation member properties are presented in this paper. General programming policies and patterns are presented as well as the most popular activities, recreation programs, conference theme parties and conference spouse programs arranged by recreation departments. Selected data about policy documents is presented with implications for resort recreation directors.
Sheffield, Emilyn; Guthrie, Roger; Penland, Don; and Myers, Kate
"Resort Recreation Programs for Conference Groups: Programs and Pricing,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 12
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol12/iss3/5