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Travmar helps meeting planners and large convention buyers connect with the people, places and recommendations they need.

The New England Meeting Planning Guide was started by John Horchner, a publishing professional who'd left The Hearst Corporation in Manhattan for the greener pastures of entrepreneurship in Providence, RI.

From that office, a series of similar regional source books were created that reached ten times the number of meeting planners in each region as the national meetings magazines.

Travmar - always a group leader in digital

1995: Travmar's WeekendsAway was launched within the Microsoft Network (MSN) as one of its first 150 content providers. When the decision was made to switch MSN to an internet platform, Travmar had first dibs on the tools, training and resources to make the transition happen.

1996: MeetingSource.com was started as the USA's first meeting and convention site selection portal for the internet and quickly grew to accommodate 7700 facility and 11000 event planner profiles.

Since then it has served continuously as an authority on meeting and convention site selection.

2001: WeddingSource.com was acquired for the purpose of serving the group leisure market with the same quality information that served meeting planners so well. A re-launch is being planned.

2016: Operations moved to Minneapolis.

In addition to its traditional coverage of convention cities and centers, a decision was made during the redesign of the websites, to remove ALL facility listings. Several pilot programs have been tested.

Today, Travmar is assembling a small team to re-launch these industry leading websites with the mission of helping groups of all sizes find the places, sourcing specialists and local resources they need.