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Nov 18, 2004

High-octane promotion

According to The Loews Denver Hotel began offering last week “The Great Airline Fuel Surcharge Rebate.” Under the program, all....More
Nov 18, 2004

CVBs at home and abroad

While this article from Association Meetings does a great job of explaining the trials and tribulations of conventions and visitors bureaus, it does....More
Nov 18, 2004

Talk about double-dipping

I just heard today that at least two medical societies have been doing something a little extreme with their exhibitors: Making them pay surcharges....More
Nov 18, 2004

Thought for the day

I ran across this quote on and it cracked me up: "Writing is the hardest way to earn a living, with the possible exception of wrestling....More
Nov 18, 2004

What's behind hotel ratings?

Thanks to a MIMlister for sharing some links to what's behind the hotel ratings that have been coming out fast and furious lately. A USA Today....More
Nov 18, 2004

The fun is back in town

Special Events' annual event industry research study is out, and the results show that while we're not back to wild extravagence, corporate events....More
Nov 18, 2004

Laughing all the way to Louisville!

I'm not usually one to tout an ad, but the Greater Louisville, Ky., Convention and Visitors Bureau just uploaded a hilarious little video. To view it....More
Nov 17, 2004

Happy days are here again (for meeting planners)

Last week, I posted about how thrilled hoteliers must be about the return of the seller’s market. And today, the good news is that planners also are....More
Nov 17, 2004

Hot off the presses

Surprise, surprise, surprise--while most association execs saw their salary rise over the past two years, expositions/tradeshow manager saw a decline....More
Nov 17, 2004

Mickey Schaefer is moving on!

Many know Mickey Schaefer from her role as APEX Commission Chair, or from her stint as PCMA's president, or from her many other roles as a leader in....More
Nov 17, 2004

One plus one equals a boatload of a show

January in Chicago may not sound like an outdoor haven to most normal people, but for boaters and outdoor enthusiasts, it'll be the place to be. That....More
Nov 16, 2004

Interactive RFID tags catching on

It seems like people are starting to get over their Big Brother feelings about RFID (radio frequency identification) technology for meetings, at....More
Nov 16, 2004

Off topic

Sorry for the OT post, but this is such a great idea I had to share. According to an article in the New York Times: I.B.M. plans today to announce a....More
Nov 16, 2004

Airport horror story

This horror story courtesy of eTurbo News: With fear factor being cranked to its highest level hoping to deter criminals from committing illegal....More
Nov 15, 2004

Sorry guys, this one's just for women

I just heard about a Web site called that sounds like it could be a great resource for the female independents and other women....More
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