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Sep 15, 2004

Hospitality updates du jour

Here's an update from Marriott concerning hurricane-related hotel closures. In other news: Contract Negotiations Continue Between 14 Washington DC....More
Sep 15, 2004

Strange hotel ideas

This item appears to be several years old, but what a great (I'm assuming tongue-in-cheek) collection of strange hotel ideas. The way he writes it,....More
Sep 14, 2004

Joke of the day

Gotta love those listservs--this one’s for anyone who’s involved in the MIMlist or other industry listservs: QUESTION: How many subscribers to an e-....More
Sep 14, 2004

Call in the feds

OK, so it’s not a crime to be confused by all the federal government regulations about government meeting attendees accepting payments for travel....More
Sep 14, 2004

Food for thought

Not that you ever have time to sit down and eat that fabulous gourmet dinner you planned for your attendees, but this is a great sitefrom Epicurious....More
Sep 13, 2004

Don't dis the Buddha

One would think one wouldn't have to mention this, but from this article, I guess one does: When in a Buddhist country, don't dishonor the Buddha....More
Sep 13, 2004

Maybe it's not such a SNAP?

Last week, I mentioned that the Society of National Association Publications 2004 EXCEL Awards might be a good place to go for inspiration when you'....More
Sep 13, 2004

US Airways goes bankrupt again

Just in case you haven't yet heard, US Airways just declared bankruptcy again. In spite of all their efforts, it seems like the big airlines may not....More
Sep 13, 2004

Hurricane update

I'm starting to feel like I should add a category to this blog for weather news! Anyway, here's the latest on hurricane-related damage in the....More
Sep 12, 2004

Trade show revolution

Finally--a totally relevant-to-this-industry, really interesting manifesto on Making Trade Shows and Events Matter In a Self-Help....More
Sep 10, 2004

Bad news for independents?

A recent BizBash item may show a trend that could be bad news for independent planners: Nowadays, more in-house planners are keeping the work in-....More
Sep 10, 2004

Las Vegas labor troubles

Well, it looks like the story about the Teamsters walking out in Las Vegas came and went before I had a chance to blog about it. According to a....More
Sep 10, 2004

Life in the echo chamber

OK, we've all noticed this phenomenon Seth Godin calls the echo chamber --at industry shows, the hot new thing is discussed endlessly, all the....More
Sep 10, 2004

Make your convention materials a SNAP

Struggling to make your promotions sparkle, or to make your program really user-friendly? Check out the Society of National Association Publications....More
Sep 08, 2004

The latest in destination promotion

According to travelwirenews, there’s a show in Sydney, Australia, that caters to the travel needs of gays and lesbians. Which is very smart marketing....More
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