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Jul 07, 2004

Treat people like dogs, part 2

In this week's MeetingsNet Extra e-newsletter, I posed a question that may sound ridiculous: Why can't we treat people like dogs? By this I meant we....More
Jul 07, 2004

More (online) signs of the times

The latest evidence of the commoditization of the hotel industry:, a new online retail marketplace designed for group travel, according....More
Jul 07, 2004

Commissions, fees, kickbacks

Holy toledo (not that that city has anything to do with this), but did you catch this article from BizBash? A quick taste: An independent event....More
Jul 07, 2004

Wherefore art thou, Wi-Fi hot spots?

Next time you’re traveling and want to know where you can go to get free Wi-Fi, check out, which lets you search for the best open-....More
Jul 06, 2004

Big news for Boston

Once Beantown makes it through the DNC later this month, it’ll just have two years to recuperate before the American Society of Association....More
Jul 06, 2004

The best attrition-buster

An article from azcentral points to something that might help keep people within the housing block--rising hotel rates. That'll work, of course, as....More
Jul 02, 2004

Is your hotel paying enough attention to safety?

To find out, check out 10 Safety Mistakes Hotel Managers Make and How to Avoid Them, by Diana S. Barber, Esq. The stripped-down version below could....More
Jul 02, 2004

A weighty subject

According to an article in the Miami Herald, business travel can be dangerous to your waistline, especially with the usual airport dine-and-dash: "If....More
Jul 02, 2004

Hey marketers, what gives?

Cute item on errtravel that starts off: "Have you ever had a business trip where everything - and I mean everything - went perfectly? Me neither. Yet....More
Jul 02, 2004

Gambling on the future?

As is obvious from this article from on the First Annual Meetings Industry Trend Summit held at Mohegan Sun recently, "It’s a....More
Jul 02, 2004

Just in time for the 4th

Beer bombs: This can't be for real, but according to an article from Just in time for the holiday, the FBI issued a warning last week....More
Jul 01, 2004

More on the "A" word

An interesting question posed by Association Meeting's editor in the May edition of AM Extra e-newsletter brought in a flood of e-mail: How does the....More
Jul 01, 2004

Just in case you hadn't heard

The votes are in, and this time, there’s no need to count chads, hanging or otherwise. The Greater Washington Society of Association Executives....More
Jun 30, 2004

Go East, young meeting planner

A guest blog from Kay Carstens, a frequent contributor to our print magazines: Terrorism downturns faced by U.S. hotels, airlines, tradeshow....More
Jun 30, 2004

Experience the experiential

I just joined up at the, which is run by the International Experiential Marketing Association (IXMA). Since experiential....More
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