We've got this year's ranking from our sister magazine, Special Events. See who made the list, and read about the trends DMCs are watching, including longer booking windows and higher customer expectations....More
Your attendees' meeting experience starts as soon as they walk out the front door. Keep their journeys as smooth as possible by getting them enrolled in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program. (YOU are enrolled, right?)...More
Automated airport security screening lanes can cut your time in line by up to 40 percent. The first ones are in Atlanta and others should be on the way. New TSA head Peter Neffenger is on the lookout for all good ideas to make airport security better....More
Ovation Global’s Aoife Delaney likes a bit of the unpredictable in her life: As a new mom about to take the reins as SITE’s youngest-ever president, she’ll be breaking plenty of new ground ahead....More
In addition to presenting its usual roster of compelling keynoters and wide-ranging educational breakout sessions, Financial & Insurance Conference Planners announced a new vision, mission, and brand positioning during its Education Forum in June.
The message of a new video from the Convention Industry Council, which administers the Certified Meeting Professional designation, is that even planners whose plates are full can find time to earn their CMPs. Take a look....More
With multiple audiences to engage, layers of stakeholders to satisfy, budgets to mind, and a new brand to introduce, the marketing team at insurance brokerage and consulting firm NFP had to step up the creativity to produce the 2016 NFP Strategy Summit, held at the Omni Dallas in February.
Many planners get pushback from hotels when asking about donating leftover food. A little digging into the issue reveals that, although there is a law that protects people who donate food, it’s still easier for companies to have a blanket policy against it. But that's changing.
Check out our sanity-saving, energy-boosting, productivity-raising travel and meeting advice for planners and suppliers hitting the road for networking and education over the next few months. Then share your tips!...More
A new rule for financial advisers that could have an impact on the incentive travel industry was designed to protect investors from potential adviser conflicts of interests. Steve Bova sees more to the story....More
It’s time for the meetings industry to move from awareness to action in the global fight against human trafficking, says the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, which held a joint webinar on the topic with ECPAT-USA, an organization dedicated to stopping the commercial sexual exploitation of children....More
More hosted buyers, innovative educational offerings, 50 new booths, networking, meditation, politicians, thought leaders, and lots of buzz and business flooded the show floor at Frankfurt Messe. Take a look.
Sound farfetched? You could do it today, and maybe you should! Travelers have always discovered destinations through food and dining culture. Social dining adds authenticity, and offers an experience your qualifiers will remember forever....More