face2face http://meetingsnet.com/blog/19583/feed An eclectic mix of news about meetings and events, hospitality, and business travel, along with helpful hints and the occasional rant. en How "Fees-ible" Is Your Host Hotel? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-fees-ible-your-host-hotel <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>First it was the airlines, then rental car companies—now hotels are piling on the ancillary fees to the tune of $2.25 billion, with more likely in the works.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-fees-ible-your-host-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-fees-ible-your-host-hotel#comments Site Selection/RFPs face2face Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:40:00 +0000 43471 at http://meetingsnet.com To Recline or Not to Recline—Is that Really the Question? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/recline-or-not-recline-really-question <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>After a United flight had to be diverted due to passengers feuding over a seatback’s position, sadly, it may be.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/recline-or-not-recline-really-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/recline-or-not-recline-really-question#comments Business Travel Tips face2face Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 43461 at http://meetingsnet.com Why Don't We Take All of Our Paid Vacation Time? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-dont-we-take-all-our-paid-vacation-time <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>We know that taking time off to rest and recharge is not only good for us, but also will help us do our jobs better. And yet we can't seem to pry ourselves away. What's up with that?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-dont-we-take-all-our-paid-vacation-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-dont-we-take-all-our-paid-vacation-time#comments face2face Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 43451 at http://meetingsnet.com Conference Crashers (aka Lobby Rats) Redux http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-crashers-aka-lobby-rats-redux <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>More thoughts on lobby rats/lobbyconning, plus the NFL's interesting proposal to get halftime acts to pay.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-crashers-aka-lobby-rats-redux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-crashers-aka-lobby-rats-redux#comments Association Meetings face2face Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:13:00 +0000 43081 at http://meetingsnet.com What's Your Meeting's "Ice Bucket Challenge"? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whats-your-meetings-ice-bucket-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>What meeting managers can learn from the "ice bucket challenge" that's sweeping the country in a wave of shivery viral goodness for the ALS cause.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whats-your-meetings-ice-bucket-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whats-your-meetings-ice-bucket-challenge#comments Marketing face2face Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:22:00 +0000 43031 at http://meetingsnet.com Conference in Jeopardy Due to Ebola Outbreak: What Would You Advise? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-jeopardy-due-ebola-outbreak-what-would-you-advise <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>We recently got a plea in a comment on an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/36-reasons-think-inside-room-block" title="" target="_blank">attrition</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/attrition-and-force-majeure-your-questions-answered " title="Attrition and Force Majeure: Your Questions Answered" target="_blank">force majeure</a></span>-related article about a summit in West Africa that's losing attendees due to the Ebola outbreak. What would you suggest the poster do?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-jeopardy-due-ebola-outbreak-what-would-you-advise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-jeopardy-due-ebola-outbreak-what-would-you-advise#comments Risk Management face2face Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:04:00 +0000 42941 at http://meetingsnet.com Whole Earth Calculator Gets Nod from the White House http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whole-earth-calculator-gets-nod-white-house <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The Obama Administrations names the Whole Earth Calculator, developed by the meetings industry's own Meeting U in conjunction with Rock and Wrap it Up and app developer EventMobi, among the private-sector initiatives moving its Climate Data Initiative forward. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whole-earth-calculator-gets-nod-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whole-earth-calculator-gets-nod-white-house#comments Mobile/Apps face2face Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:33:00 +0000 42791 at http://meetingsnet.com Random thoughts from MPI WEC 14 http://meetingsnet.com/blog/random-thoughts-mpi-wec-14 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Some of the many things that struck me at this year's Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/random-thoughts-mpi-wec-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/random-thoughts-mpi-wec-14#comments face2face Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 42771 at http://meetingsnet.com My Sad Smartphone Saga http://meetingsnet.com/blog/my-sad-smartphone-saga <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How I went cold-turkey on my smartphone addiction (by accident, of course! Who would do that on purpose?)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/my-sad-smartphone-saga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/my-sad-smartphone-saga#comments face2face Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:39:00 +0000 42751 at http://meetingsnet.com Why Do Some Think Meetings Have to Be Boring to be Effective? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-do-some-think-meetings-have-be-boring-be-effective <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Some still view fun at meetings as frivolous, not as the learning tool it actually is.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-do-some-think-meetings-have-be-boring-be-effective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-do-some-think-meetings-have-be-boring-be-effective#comments Adult Learning Audience Engagement Meeting Formats face2face Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 42711 at http://meetingsnet.com