There are some common factors among these destinations, says Catherine Chaulet, president, Global DMC Partners: 1. They are relatively “unknown” and offer a wow factor. 2. Groups are starting to travel farther as they have more confidence in emerging economies and are willing to spend more than they were during the recession. And because some clients are still concerned with the image of traveling to glitzy, well-known destinations, they are looking at options that will be exciting while offering more value for the money. 3. Many of these destinations were not always considered safe, but they have put a lot of work into their infrastructures to make their destinations more appealing to travelers. Get the full story at MeetingsNet