Alison Hall


Editor, MeetingsNet
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. 

Corporate Entertainment Tips from a Pro 1
Well-known performer Philip Myers shares compelling ideas for integrating music and entertainment into your meeting or incentive program.
Smarts and Creativity on View at Hosts Global Alliance Forum
When destination management companies get together to plan a meeting, creativity reigns. (Bonus: Vegas headliner Terry Fator was there!)
How Your Attendees’ Lazy Brains Should Guide Meeting and Incentive Design 2
Maritz Travel Co. Vice President of Experiential Design Greg Bogue reveals how to truly engage attendees and which moment of any program is the most important.
The Value of DMCs and More Hot Topics at the 2015 HGA Forum
About 225 attendees at the Third Annual Hosts Global Alliance Forum enjoyed a solid education program along with plenty of the creativity that destination management companies offer meeting planners. Here's an on-site sampling.
In Global Business Travel, What’s a Dollar of Prevention Worth?
A recent study funded by the International SOS Foundation has calculated an answer to that question.
Hilton Invites Business Travelers to Stop Hunger
Business travelers staying in select Hilton hotels this fall can spend a couple of hours meeting fellow travelers and doing their part to stop world hunger. Stop Hunger Now's Karen Sanders Noe and Hilton Worldwide's Rob Scypinski (pictured) spread the word about their partnership at the 2015 GBTA Convention.
2015 GBTA Convention News Gallery
Dreamy first-class seats, opening your Hilton hotel room with a wave of your smartphone (pictured), tracking travelers in hot spots, and more news from the expo floor at the 6,389-attendee 2015 Global Business Travel Association Convention.
GBTA Panel Calls for Level Playing Field for Ground Transportation
But traditional chauffeured-car companies are also ready to compete in the mobile space. The National Limousine Association just launched a ride-hailing app that will be available to its member ground transportation companies.
“Sharing Economy” as Oxymoron—and More from the 2015 GBTA Convention
What is the place of Airbnb and other companies like it in the business travel ecosystem?
Radisson Blu Expands to Latin America
Two brand-new Colombian resorts—including one on San Andres island in the Caribbean, pictured—highlight the move of upper-upscale Radisson Blu into Latin America.
Women in the Biz: Huge Growth for WINiT in its Second Year
“You learn from the things you do, not from the things you don’t.” That was one piece of advice among hundreds flying off the stage from women (and a few men!) sharing their stories and experience during the day-long Women in Travel Summit.
More Companies Merging Meeting and Travel Management
Half of travel managers say they have or are in the process of creating a consolidated meetings and travel program to improve transparency and save money.
NYC: A Travel Steal in 2016?
OK, maybe not a steal! But the Big Apple, surprisingly, has the lowest projected increase in hotel rates next year of all the U.S. metro areas covered by the newly released GBTA Foundation/Carlson Wagonlit Travel Global Travel Price Outlook.
Checking In? How to Protect Yourself from Hotel Data Breaches
One tip: Try to have a separate card just for travel, that way if a big breach happens, your main card will be insulated.
Justifying Jets in the Midst of Climate Change
“How do we reconcile the need to serve all corners of the globe, to help boost development, and to support sustainable tourism, whilst also taking care to reduce CO2 emissions?” The airline industry hopes its sustainability goals answer that question.

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