Try these tips for trimming F&B budgets, collected from senior-level insurance and financial services meeting planners.
1. When negotiating the meeting contract, have breakfast included as part of the room rate. That way, you are saving on the “plus plus” of F&B functions. Many resorts are receptive to this, but you need to ask! They usually only offer a continental breakfast, which I generally try to upgrade. 2. To save money, one of my clients has stopped using continuous beverage breaks and has cut out the snacks from the mid-morning break. Attendees now get just one 30-minute beverage break at ...
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