Financial/Insurance Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6610/more en The Traveler’s Tipping Guide http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/traveler-s-tipping-guide <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>You might never see your housekeeper, but you should still give her a generous tip.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/traveler-s-tipping-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/traveler-s-tipping-guide#comments Business Travel Tips Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:03:00 +0000 43881 at http://meetingsnet.com Beyond RevPAR: Here Comes ProPAR! http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/beyond-revpar-here-comes-propar <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Faced with rapidly rising customer acquisition costs (such as commissions), hotels and brands are rethinking the metrics by which revenue managers measure success. And it's a trend that may help planners who book direct.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/beyond-revpar-here-comes-propar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/beyond-revpar-here-comes-propar#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:23:00 +0000 43721 at http://meetingsnet.com Dynamic Pricing: New Negotiation Tactic http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/dynamic-pricing-new-negotiation-tactic <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Can a new pricing scheme get your desired average room rate, help hotels meet their goals, and avoid attendees finding cheaper rates online? Michael Dominguez thinks so.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/dynamic-pricing-new-negotiation-tactic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/dynamic-pricing-new-negotiation-tactic#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:47:00 +0000 43601 at http://meetingsnet.com An Insurance Conference Planner’s Storied Career http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/insurance-conference-planner-s-storied-career <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chuck Lane has a Super Bowl ring, worked 13 seasons for the Green Bay Packers, and drove around the country with Satchel Paige promoting the Harlem Globetrotters. After all that, he spent nearly three decades planning incentive conferences. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/insurance-conference-planner-s-storied-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/insurance-conference-planner-s-storied-career#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:40:00 +0000 43541 at http://meetingsnet.com Challenge to Big Chain CEOs: Be First With Free Wi-Fi http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The time has come for all hotels worldwide to offer complimentary basic Internet to all guests. I challenge Messrs. Nasseta, Sorenson, Hoplamazian, Van Paasschen (CEOs of Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Starwood, respectively) to be the industry leader on Wi-Fi.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings News Tech Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:02:00 +0000 43531 at http://meetingsnet.com The Big List of What Matters to a Revenue Manager http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/big-list-what-matters-revenue-manager <div class="field-deck"> If you can help a hotel’s RevPAR with date flexibility or future meetings, you’ve got the revenue manager’s attention. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If you can help a hotel’s <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating/vendor/meetings_understanding_revpar" title="RevPAR" target="_blank">RevPAR</a></span> with date flexibility or the promise of future meetings, you’ve got the revenue manager’s attention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/big-list-what-matters-revenue-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/big-list-what-matters-revenue-manager#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Site Selection/RFPs Medical Meetings Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:47:00 +0000 43481 at http://meetingsnet.com Risk Management Runs the Gamut for Global Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/risk-management-runs-gamut-global-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“The whole area of risk mitigation, keeping up with those geopolitical trends, is the single biggest shift in our jobs over the past 20 years,” said Gregg Talley, president and CEO, Talley Management Group. Read his tips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/risk-management-runs-gamut-global-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/risk-management-runs-gamut-global-meetings#comments Budget/Currency/VAT Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Global Meetings Resources Risk Management Medical Meetings Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:58:00 +0000 43001 at http://meetingsnet.com Cost of Meetings: Big Hikes Ahead in the U.S. and Latin America http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america <div class="field-deck"> But if you booked Europe for 2015, you won the value lottery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Planners who booked Europe for 2015 are looking pretty smart, budget-wise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america#comments Budget/Currency/VAT Financial/Insurance Meetings Medical Meetings News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:22:00 +0000 42901 at http://meetingsnet.com What’s New at Sea for Meetings and Incentives http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/what-s-new-sea-meetings-and-incentives <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cruisers of the past could never dream about the things your groups can enjoy on ships today: variety, Internet, open dining, eco-consciousness, modern styling (witness The Hideaway lounge on Celebrity Solstice, pictured) and a whole lot more</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/what-s-new-sea-meetings-and-incentives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/what-s-new-sea-meetings-and-incentives#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Site Selection/RFPs Global Events Medical Meetings Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:48:00 +0000 42721 at http://meetingsnet.com 6 Must-Have Gadgets for Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/tech/6-must-have-gadgets-meetings <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Smart gadgets can make you a smarter meeting-goer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/6-must-have-gadgets-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech/6-must-have-gadgets-meetings#comments Business Travel Tips Financial/Insurance Meetings Corporate Meetings Tech Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 42701 at http://meetingsnet.com