Alison Hall

Alison
Hall

Editor, MeetingsNet
ahall@meetingsnet.com
Alison Hall has been writing about the meetings industry—with a specialty in the financial and insurance market—since 1992. Her articles have been nominated for, or won, awards from American Business Media, Folio Magazine, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She holds a BA in English from Colgate University and an MA in Fiction from Boston University. A reluctant tweeter and a passionate copy editor, she is delighted to be writing and editing content for the MeetingsNet magazine app, launched in January 2014. The interactive tablet platform is a brand-new canvas for the MeetingsNet art and editing staff to play with, offering more interesting and interactive ways to bring readers news, features, photos, videos, and more. 

Articles
New Must-Have Wi-Fi Negotiation Guide
The Convention Industry Council has added the “Internet RFP Strategy Guide” to its APEX collection of free downloadables for planners. Learn how to get the Wi-Fi you need while you use a fill-in Excel file to create an actual RFP.
WINiT Career Connection: Konnie Patke
Read our weekly profile of a member of the networking and support organization Women In Travel. Membership is free. This week, meet Konnie Patke, who believes in living in the moment.
WINiT Career Connection: Cyndy Hayes
Read our weekly profile of a member of the networking and support organization Women In Travel. Membership is free. This week, meet Cyndy Hayes, CCTE, CTE—travel manager or lion tamer?
Two Planners Share the Love With Back-of-House Staff 1
Your meeting success is totally dependent on them, but when’s the last time you stopped to thank (let alone celebrate) your meeting hotel’s back-of-house staff?
WINiT Career Connection: Alexa Nick
Our weekly quick Q&A features a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, meet Alexa Nick of Bottom Line Group/myPractice, and get her suggestion for an inspirational read—especially for women who want to be leaders.
16 Things to Know About DMOs and DMCs
A couple of experts untangled the DMO/CVB/DMC relationship during a recent webinar sponsored by empowerMINT, the online information tool from Destination Marketing Association International.
The Most Used Event Management Software 2
Software research and comparison website Capterra surveyed event planners about their software use and found that “free” is very appealing.
New Brands Emerge from Benchmark/Gemstone Combo
Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have merged to become BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company with a new corporate identity and three distinct hotel collections.
Is Your Professional Network Too Female?
Advancing your career means connecting with leaders who have influence, so your network better include the people most likely (at least for now) to be in those positions—men. We’ve got a lot more from the latest “Women in the Workplace” report from LeanIn and McKinsey.
WINiT Career Connection: LaFonda Ximenez
Our weekly quick Q&A features a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, meet LaFonda Ximenez of Valero Travel, who sees challenges as opportunities to create something positive.
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Reveals Renovation
Situated on the Embarcadero Waterfront and originally designed by architect John Portman in 1973, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco has kept its former charm and added modern design and features.
WINiT Career Connection: Michele Triplett
Our weekly quick Q&A features a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, meet Michele Triplett of of Contech Engineered Solutions, who is dedicated to making it easier for travelers to travel.
Software for Events that Drive Revenue
Event marketing software company Event Farm has acquired Attend, an event management software company that shared its mission to position events as business drivers rather than cost centers.
Uniquely Unpredictable: The 2017 Business Travel and Meetings Forecast 1
Advito has released its 2017 Industry Forecast, and on just about every page is a note about the difficulty of projecting travel and meeting demand until the results of the U.S. presidential election are in.
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Goes After Meetings and Millennials
Atlantis, Paradise Island, The Bahamas, is renovating and reimagining its Coral Towers as the higher-end The Corals Atlantis. Meeting groups will take note, as the tower is steps from the resort’s conference center, which includes the Caribbean’s largest ballroom (pictured).

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