APR 2018

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MARKET SEGMENT REPORT: MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MEETINGS ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ A P R I L 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 28 Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort, Saint Helena, South Carolina INTRO: An Exceptional Setting for Meetings and Retreats WOW FACTOR: Nature Cruises and Backwater Excursions DESCRIPTION: Groups can enjoy nature cruises aboard the Fripper II, one of the resort's 40-foot pontoon boats, led by one of the property's naturalists. In addition to exploring the tidal creeks and islands around Fripp, groups can hear stories of pirates, learn about the creatures of the marsh and collect shells during a stop to beach comb at Bull Point on Caper's Island. WOW PLUS: Guided kayak and canoe trips, sunset cruises, moonlight kayaking and explorations aboard the resort's 17- or 21-foot Carolina Skiffs offer additional ways to experience the beauty of the island. WOW PROFILE: WOW! Lake Charles, Louisiana INTRO: Celebrate Mardi Gras All Year Long WOW FACTOR: Twelfth Night Revelers DESCRIPTION: Groups who gather in Lake Charles are often given a wild welcome by the Twelfth Night Revelers, who parade around in festive Mardi Gras costumes, handing out beads and dancing to the Second Line Stroll. The celebration continues with a visit to the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, which has the world's largest display of Mardi Gras costumes, followed by decorating King Cakes, a great team-building exercise. WOW PROFILE: WOW! THE WOW ISSUE!

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