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ARIZONA DESTINATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

CDSA speaks fluent Destination Management or DMC industry jargon. Corporate Destination Services of Arizona is well versed in Arizona's market. We can coordinate your logistics, ground transportation, recreation, entertainment, and other vital elements of your marketing event or meeting. A DMC offers the convenience of a single service source of extensive knowledge, expertise and resources in one single local - we are your local specific expert.

CDSA specializes in the organization and logistics of meetings and events. With our in-depth knowledge of the industry, our many years of experience in organizing programs, and our creativity, the key-word when working with us is 'customized'. No matter what the event or the occasion, CDSA will always finds a surprising and tailor-made solution.

Think how much easier it is when you have a Professional Destination Management Company as your partner in Arizona, who is responsible and accountable for things like these listed below, while you focus on your guests and the content of the meeting!

CDSA expertly manages:
  • Airport Arrivals and Departures
  • Arrival and Departure Manifests
  • Banquet Event Orders / Catering
  • Dine-Around
  • Entertainment Features
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Ground Transportation
  • Hospitality Staff
  • Linens, Florals and Theme Decor
  • Meeting and Convention Planning
  • Off-Site Events and Dinners
  • On-Line Registration
  • Photography
  • Receptions and Dinners
  • Recreation and Tours, Spa
  • Resort/Hotel Contract Negotiations
  • Rooming Lists
  • Site Inspection and Selection
  • Spa Treatments
  • Spouse Programs
  • Staging and Tents
  • Team Building
  • Transportation
  • Venue Selection
    ...and so much more

CDSA represents you every step of the way, and will work on your behalf, will negotiate the best rates, will increase value for dollar, and will maintain a position of advocacy at every turn.

ARIZONA EXPERIENCE

Wild West Experiences and Events Do you want an actual Western experience that will leave a lasting impression of the Wild West, Native American or Mexican heritage? Make this your opportunity to impress your guests. We have western ranches, desert parties in the open air, Mexican fiesta, Native American evenings and Cowboy or Mexican Rodeos for you to experience. All locations are close by and many can hold groups from 20 to 700. Choose Off-site events, Themed Events, Tours and Recreation and Entertainment to bring out the WOW.

Combine our lush Sonoran Desert setting with our 330 days on wonderfully predictable sunshine each year and all the recreation options you could dream of. Then top it off with a team of destination experts, CDSA, who can assist you with every aspect of the planning process and make you a hero among your attendees and clients.

ENTERTAINMENT

Effective corporate entertainment incorporates dedicated professionals whose only purpose is to entertain your guests. They often interact with the guests and make them feel special. Imagine your CEO or favorite customer entering your event on a Brahma bull. Perhaps the ideal entertainment is a lively Country Western band with Dance Instructors. For local or national headliner we handle negotiation of contracts, riders, lighting, sound and production. Whatever you choose, we have the perfect selection for you.

Native American:

    Native American Entertainment
  • Artisans
  • Blessing Invocations
  • Fancy Dancers
  • Flute Players
  • Hoop Dancers
  • Storytellers
  • War Dances

Country Western:

  • Balladeers
  • Dance Bands
  • Poets
  • Swing Lessons and Performers

Cowboy:

    Cowboy Entertainment
  • Bandit Hold-ups
  • Caricaturists
  • Casinos
  • Dying contest
  • Games: Buckin' Barrel, Quick Draw, Cow Chip Toss
  • Gold Panning
  • Old Tyme Photos
  • Pistol Packing Paula,
  • Singing Cowboy Guitarist on his Horse Steele
  • Steer roping
  • VIP Entering on Brahma Bull
  • Wild West Shows
  • Western Movie Making
Mexican:
    Mexican Entertainment
  • Classical duos, trios and quartets
  • Flamenco Dancers
  • Mexican Carnival Games
  • Mexican Crafts, Flowers, Piñatas, Tortilla Maker
  • Mexican Mariachi Bands
  • Salsa Bands

GIFT STORE

Here is a sampling of our southwestern gift items. They are great for welcome gifts, thank you gifts, awards, place gift, etc. A minimum number may apply in some cases.

Mexican Fiesta
Mexican Fiesta

Native Pots
Native Pots

Native Sand paintings
Native Sand paintings

Kokopelli and Kachinas
Kokopelli and Kachinas

Hats and Bandannas
Hats and Bandannas

Awards and Trophies
Awards and Trophies

GOLF TOURNAMENTS:

Arizona is a golfer's paradise! It boasts over 200 world-class golf courses in the valley with well-maintained greens and fairways, beautiful scenery and amazing weather year-rounds. We have desert and traditional courses.

Golf Services Include:

  • Clubs and Shoes Rentals
  • Contest Holes
  • Coordinate Pairings
  • Event Coordination
  • Glow in the Dark Night Golf
  • Golf Cart Signage
  • Green Fees and Cart
  • Group Lessons
  • On Site Tournament
  • Practice Balls
  • Registration Area
  • Scorecards & Yardage Books
  • Trick Shot Artist

Golf Courses:
Award winning courses Combining playability with aesthetic beauty:

  • ASU Karsten Golf Club
  • Camelback Golf Club
  • Eagle MountainGolf Courses abound
  • Estrella Mountain Golf Club
  • Gold Canyon Ranch Golf Club
  • Grayhawk Golf Club
  • Kierland Golf Club
  • Legacy Golf Club
  • Legends Golf Club
  • Longbow Golf Club
  • McCormick Ranch Golf Club
  • The Phoenician
  • Rancho Manana
  • Raven Golf Club
  • Starfire at Scottsdale CC
  • Stone Creek Golf Club
  • Talking Stick Golf Club
  • Tatum Ranch Golf Course
  • The Biltmore (Adobe and Links)
  • The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
  • Tournament Players Club
  • Troon North Golf Club
  • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
  • WildFire

OFF-SITE EVENTS:

From ranch-style hoedowns to up scale elegant dining, you'll find a range of options in Greater Phoenix. Experience a turn-of-the-century Cattleman's Club by inviting your guests to a casual "Western Wahoo" with a lively atmosphere that encourages denim and cowboy boots. You can also take an imaginary trip down Route 66 where guests feel they are traveling through the various cities along this historic route while enjoying everything from hamburgers and fries to steaks and homemade pies.

Mexican Charreada Rodeo Desert Botanical Gardens With more than 20,000 desert plants and an array of colorful birds and other desert creatures, encompassed by beautiful mountain vistas, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of the most unique settings in American. Invite your group out for a dinner under the stars, surrounded by silhouettes of the Garden's beautiful landscape; investigate the Garden's nightlife with a flashlight tour or dance the night away amongst the giant Saguaro Cacti.

Mexican Charreada Rodeo Mexican Charreada Rodeo at a Private Ranch
At the base of South Mountain is a sprawling private ranch. A Mariachi band greets your guests as they enter the rodeo grounds. First they will experience Mexican Charreada (rodeo) a spectacular display of horsemanship such as roping, riding and skilled execution. Women execute their own special horsemanship riding dressed in their traditional, equestrian garments. The rodeo ends with audience participation contest. An awesome Mexican Fiesta completes the evening.

Heard Museum Heard Museum
Enjoy Spanish colonial architecture with arched walkways, spacious galleries, fountains and patios. This home built back in the 1930 houses a spectacular collection of Southwestern Native American artifacts and fine art.

Phoenix Zoo
The Stone house pavilion is one of the largest upscale event facilities. With over 1,200 animals on exhibit at our Zoo, including our collections of mammals, fish, invertebrates, birds, and reptiles the Phoenix Zoo promises to evoke wonder, adventure and above all else, excitement! It is a perfect introduction to Arizona's wildlife.

Private Estates
This is your exclusive invitation to some of the most exquisite homes in the Southwest. We can offer you estates of varied styles of architectures that are unparalleled in their beauty and desirability. Champagne will flow as guests enter these private homes for an evening of lavish elegance. Explore the elegantly decorated homes. Experience dinner on tables set with the finest linens and place settings. The perfect touch for the evening is a sophisticated string quartet playing softly in the background.

Private Estates

Sunset Desert Cook-out Sites
Our adobe style fortress is perfect for a Southwestern evening. You can see Four-Peaks, Superstition Mountains, Fountain Hills and the city lights of Scottsdale as you dine high above the city. This panoramic view allows you to see the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. This remote setting on the Indian Reservation with small town western town is the perfect way to experience a western cook-out.

Taliesin West Taliesin West - Frank Lloyd Wright
Taliesin West was built by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices in the 1930s and was constantly expanded and modified by the architect until his death in 1959. Wright created Taliesin West out of the desert, by gathering rocks from the desert floor and sand from the washes to keep the design in balance with the surrounding environment. This site was built with three elements: wood, rock and glass. The site is considered one of the Wright's greatest masterpieces. It was designed to serve as his home, studio and architectural laboratory.

Wrigley Mansion Wrigley Mansion
This National Historic Landmark home offers amazing views of Camelback Mountain and downtown Phoenix. The beautiful eclectic home was built in the 1930, by William Wrigley the chewing gum magnet from Chicago as a gift for his wife. It was used two weeks a year as a stop over on their way to Catalina Island. This is the perfect venue to do a Murder Mystery. Our cast mingles with your guests during the reception, and we recruit about 10+ of your guests to be characters in our production. An investigation happens during dinner some of the characters are sitting at the tables with you. The play moves quickly and the suspense fills the room as each table tries to figure out "who done it."

PHOTO PACKAGE

CDSA's meeting Photographer will be present to capture the smiling faces of your guests! Meeting photographers' interaction with guests is entirely different than that of a wedding or portrait photographer and we capitalize on this expertise whenever possible. The shots are very candid showing the interaction of your guests.

Digital Photography

    Digital Photography
  • Event Highlights
  • Awards Honorees
  • Group Shots
  • Golf Packages
  • Onsite Printing
  • Photos Online
Digital Video
  • Meeting Openers and Closers
  • Onsite Interview
Speaker - Support Computer Graphics
  • Design and Production
  • Onsite Presentation
AV Support
  • Technical Site Inspections
  • Equipment Specs and Bids
  • Creative Direction and Development
  • Script Writing
  • Presenters Rehearsal
  • Onsite Crew
  • Management Team (Producer, Stage Manager, etc.)

Package #1: Group Shot with Onsite Printing

    Group Photos: Our photographer will scout-out the most spectacular area location, then quickly and courteously pose and photograph the guests in a single large group. The best image will be selected and enhanced for optimum crop, color, contrast, etc. Custom-color 5x7 prints will be rendered onsite, along with any text and/or graphics inscriptions desired (company logo, event name, date, etc.), and delivered at the event or the next day.

Package #2: Event Highlights

    Final Night's Digital Slideshow: CDSA's Photographer will capture the highlights of the gathering, including the receptions, banquets, recreational activities, teambuilding programs, etc., with a blend of spontaneous candid and posed shots. Approximately 100 images will be selected for a Digital Slideshow Presentation. These will be digitally enhanced for optimum crop, color, contrast, etc., and set to an engaging soundtrack (about 5 min.) to create an unforgettable grand finale presentation that reinforces the relationship-building quality of your event.

    Digital Scrapbook: As a surprise keepsake memento with a high-tech twist, a Digital Scrapbook of ALL images can also be enclosed with a follow up thank you note. Approximately 500 images are digitally enhanced for optimum crop, color, contrast, etc., compressed and mastered onto CDs or DVDs with color labels. This provides both gee-whiz impact AND a continual reminder of the event, to maximize return on the investment made. In combination with the onsite photography, CDs or DVDs w/photo labels and jewel cases can be delivered in ten (10) days.

    Photos Online: This Photos Online package provides both gee-whiz impact AND additional event exposure. Approximately 500 images will be sorted, digitally enhanced, and posted for six (6) months on a secure password-protected website. Guests may view and download web-optimized images for free, or order premium custom-color reprints using a streamlined shopping cart order-form.

RECREATION

Want to have a little fun? Within the State of Arizona, there is an array of unique recreational options and tours for group gatherings and corporate outings. Colorado River Rafting, Flat-water River Rafting, Soaring / Gliding, Hot Air Ballooning, Horseback Riding, and Desert 4x4 Adventures. They are always orchestrated with a corporate mentality for fun and excitement, with state-of-the-art equipment and travel managers or escorts aboard. You may choose to add catering, transportation, and other elements to enhance your event.

    Recreation Opportunities
  • Canyoneering (Hiking and Climbing)
  • Cattle Drives
  • Cowboy Chili Cook-off
  • Discover the Apache Trail
  • Fishing
  • Flat Water Rafting
  • Flights to the Grand Canyon & Sedona
  • Golf tournaments
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off Road Jeep and Hummer Excursions through the Sonoran Desert
  • Rock Climbing
  • School of High Performance Driving
  • Soaring
  • Spa Packages

SPOUSE/GUEST PROGRAMS:

    Spouse/Guest Programs
  • A Day at the Race Track
  • Artist Studio Tours
  • Bob Bondurant School of Driving
  • Cactus Garden Workshops
  • Golf Lessons
  • Hands on Cooking Demonstrations
  • Interactive Cooking Classes
  • Lunch at the Wrigley Mansion
  • Photographic Jeep Tours
  • Private Estate and Garden Tours
  • Shopping Tours and Shuttles
  • Southwest Jewelry
  • Spa Packages
  • Speakers
  • Taliesin West
  • The Heard Museum

TEAMBUILDING

CDSA's Arizona Destination Management professionals develop the latest techniques and programs for Teambuilding in the United States. Our staff will expertly design a creative teambuilding activity allowing your guests to derive the maximum benefit from communication and interaction. Some programs are physically intensive, while others are not physically intensive at all. Each program comes with a facilitator, complete staff, all necessary equipment, ingredients (in the case of the Chili Cook-off), and all requirements for standard operation. Food and beverage, facility rental, transportation, custom shirts, entertainment, etc., are optional. Some of our exciting options are:

    teambuilding activities
  • Bridge Building
  • Build your own boat
  • Build your own Golf Course
  • Build your own Golf Course
  • Canyoneering
  • Cook-Off
  • Desert Photo Rallies
  • Eggstreme Challenge
  • Fish
  • Foot Rodeo
  • How the West was Won
  • Low or High Ropes
  • Mission It's Possible
  • Paintball
  • Rafting Rallies
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Success, not just survival
  • Super Games
  • Team Strategies and Skills
  • Teepee Story Telling Challenge
  • Who Moved my Cheese?

TOURS:

Half Day Tours
  • Arabian Horse Ranch
  • Art Galleries
  • Artist Studios
  • Charreada (Mexican Rodeo)
  • Desert Botanical Gardens
  • Eco Tours
  • Gold mining
  • Museums:
    • Arizona Science Center
    • Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
    • Champlin Fighter Museum
    • Desert Botanical Gardens
    • Fleischer Museum
    • Huhugam Heritage Center
    • Mesa Art Museum
    • Phoenix Art Museum
    • Scottsdale Museum of Art
    • Sedona Heritage Center

These half-day events may be combined with other programs to create a full-day event.
*Catering, transportation, and other elements may be required for a successful event.

Full Day Tours Full-Day Tours:

  • Grand Canyon
  • Indian Ruins
  • Jerome
  • Sedona
  • Tombstone

TRANSPORTATION -AIRPORT AND GROUND

Corporate Destination Services of Arizona expertly manages all logistics for Airport Arrivals and Departures for your group. Our friendly, professional Greeters, will meet your guests near the Baggage Claim area of each terminal, and assist them with luggage. Upon identification and collection of their luggage, guests will be escorted to the awaiting transportation with other group members. First impressions count! We make this transition a pleasant experience you're your guest. CDSA will put beverages and Snacks on board at your request.

It is Corporate Destination Services of Arizona's policy to ensure that guests wait no more than 10-20 minutes from the time they receive their luggage to the time when their awaiting transportation departs. Based on the size of the group, arrival and departure patterns, and destination, CDSA may include a variety of vehicles such as:

  • Double-Decker Buses (20-30)
  • Executive Helicopter Transfers (2-3)
  • Executive Limousines (4-6)
  • Executive Mini-Coaches (24-30)
  • Executive Motor Coaches (47-55)
  • Executive Sedans (2-3)
  • Executive Stretch Expeditions (10-12)
  • Other Specialty and Vintage Vehicles
  • Stretch Hummers™ (4-5)
  • Trams and Trains (certain Asian and European destinations)

CDSA's complete list of logistic services include all the necessary arrangements:

  • Arrival and Departure Permits
  • Communication System with All Staff
  • Computer-generated Welcome Signage
  • Corporate Jet Landing & Departure Security
  • Corporate Jet Landing Assistance
  • Departure Dispatchers at the Resort
  • Entertainment Features
  • Flight Manifest Development and Updating
  • Flight Monitoring
  • Gratuity Disbursement
  • Helicopter
  • High-Profile Costume Characters
  • Hospitality Suites at the Airport
  • Lost or Damaged Luggage Assistance
  • Luggage Collection Coordination Liability Insurance Policies Collection
  • Professional, Courteous Drivers, Uniformed Meet & Greet Staff
  • Rental Car Assistance
  • Skycap and Luggage Coordination
  • State-of-the-Art, Chartered Vehicles
  • Supervisors at both the Resort and the Airport
  • Telephone Assistance for Guest Contact regarding Missed Flights
  • VIP Liaisons and Services

WELCOME RECEPTION THEMED EVENTS:

  • City Slickers
  • Cowboy Town
  • Elegant Southwest
  • Get your kicks on Route 66
  • Mexican Boarder Town
  • Mexican Fiesta
  • Native American Program
  • Southwest Spirit

WESTERN THEMED EVENTS:

CDSA's Arizona Destination Management designers will create the perfect themed event, complete with decorations, custom graphics, lighting, sound, special effects, table dressings, creative catering, and more. Some of the more popular Themed Events for the Arizona Market are listed below. We offer a variety of Themes from which to choose. We can customize themes and design them from scratch to meet your Corporate Identity or Marketing Program. Our designers and artisans have worked throughout the world on major productions and in major production houses, with expertise in art, design, art history, couture, construction and manufacturing, and more. Our exciting and professional team will create a memorable event that your guests won't soon forget! Let's develop a new program exclusively for your guests, or choose from one of these wonderful themes:

  • Southwest Elegant
  • Baron's Ball
  • Bedouins and Baskets: Arabian
  • Catch The Spirit - Native American
  • Chili Cook-off
  • Cowboy Corral - Western Games and More
  • Denim and Diamonds - Upscale Western
  • Dine-Around - Restaurant Round up
  • Desert Dazzling: Elegant
  • Fiesta Americana: South of the Border Fiesta
  • Grand Canyon Spectacular
  • Look to the Stars: Astonishing Astronomy
  • Mexican Border Town
  • Mexican Charreada Rodeo and Fiesta
  • Mexican Fiesta
  • Murder Mystery
  • Old Western Town
  • Get your Kicks on Route 66
  • Stargazer - Astronomy Comes to Life
  • Wild West Casino

 

QUALITY IN DESTINATION MANAGEMENT SINCE 1994


 
 
 

Call us today for a proposal and price quote! 602-577-1588 or
sales@corpdestination.com.

Our Strengths:
Destination Management • Event Planning • Incentive Travel • Meeting Planning
On-Line Registration • Site Selection • Special Events • Teambuilding

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