by Jonathan Vatner | June 28, 2010

Paying to fly and house your full meeting staff will invariably cost more than finding freelancers based in the destination to help out. A local DMC or CVB will know where to find competent staff; for menial work, you could also try an employment agency. Another benefit of hiring locals: They're local experts. Thanks to Patrick Sullivan, president of PRA Destination Management New York (212-683-5333;, for the idea.