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May 06, 2004

You get what you pay for

Here’s another spin on the attrition gig—remind people that they’ll get what they pay for if they reserve their room through third-party sites like....More
May 05, 2004

Int’l attendees, stay home?

The National Business Travel Association has released a white paper on the overall impact of CAPPS II and security-related privacy issues on travel....More
May 05, 2004

FYI on the FBI and airlines

Accordiing to Saturday’s New York Times, the release of airline passenger data in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks airlines....More
May 05, 2004

Anyone for some ants on a log?

Ever hold a family program only to watch in horror as the kids refuse to eat anything but fat-laden macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, or french fries?....More
May 04, 2004

More on online stuff

This must be Web week! Here’s another study, the Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown....More
May 04, 2004

Press Release Headline of the Week

From Chief Marketer e-newsletter-- Press Release Headline of the Week: "95% of Americans Like Cereal. 57% Like Sex. We've Got Cereal."--from an April....More
May 03, 2004

How big a threat are Internet hotel sites?

It depends, but if you’re linked to the hotel brand’s site, you should be in the pink, according to the Hospitality Sales....More
May 03, 2004

And your little dog, too

Now that so many drive-to, regional meetings are taking place, I wouldn’t be surprised if pet-loving attendees like me might be tempted to bring....More
May 03, 2004

One more perk of celebrity

I remember reading a while back about some couple who got a company to sponsor their wedding so they could be married for free, but this article from....More
May 03, 2004

No reef in this sale

Sorry, the sailor/punster in me took over the keyboard for a minute—what I wanted to write about was a very cool thing The Fairmont Orchid is doing....More
Apr 30, 2004

A sterno warning

Don't let what happened to Bally's in Las Vegas happen at your meeting--according to this article in the Las Vegas Sun, the sterno can under a coffee....More
Apr 30, 2004

Meeting planners getting Web-wise

According to this press release, planners are less likely than they used to be to select sites by visiting sites, distributing RFPs and signing....More
Apr 30, 2004

When in Vegas, don’t go with your gut feelings

Casinos in Las Vegas now can relate to how cruiselines feel when the media plays up a shipboard illness. According to this article from The Miami....More
Apr 30, 2004

Dealing with low-flow

When stuck with explaining the vagaries of low-flow toilets required by the Clayton, Mo., building codes to its guests, the Clayton on the Park hotel....More
Apr 29, 2004

Getting bigger isn't everything

Despite what the spammer hawking enlargers for certain body parts might try to tell you, it’s not enough just to increase your size—especially if you....More
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