Yes, there are champagne toasts, massages, and literal red carpets among our site inspection stories. But what planners really want to see is attention to the needs of their group, proof that a hotel can address a company’s hot buttons, and a staff truly committed to service.
It's a meeting planner's biggest challenge: finding new and engaging designs for events, activities for meetings, and ways to wow a jaded audience. How about Oz in the ballroom (pictured, by Destination Concepts at the Hotel Del Coronado)?
The war for talent is heating up! With improvement in the global economy, it’s getting increasingly difficult for companies to attract and retain the high-potential and skilled employees who are necessary to compete globally....More
Headline entertainers take your incentive conference from amazing memory to experience of a lifetime. We've got tips from an expert on handling the unique challenges of celebrity contracts and riders....More
A revitalized advanced certification program and a stand against a dark side of global travel—child sex trafficking—are among the priorities for Society for Incentive Travel Excellence 2015 President Rhonda Brewer....More
Take a fascinating look back at our most-visited stories from 2014. Our signature CMI 25 and Changemaker lists made the cut, but so did stories offering meeting planning best practices and galleries from top meeting planning events.
Meeting and travel industry veteran Christine Duffy has been named president of Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, just four years after being named president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association....More
Incentive planners: Use programs to attract and retain high-performing employees in preparation for the coming talent shortage. Venues: Scrap your wellness window dressing and invest in real programs that improve how customers meet and travel....More
At IMEX America in Las Vegas in October, Bill McDermott, CEO of global software company SAP, sat for a live satellite interview from New York on the same day he launched his book, Winners Dream....More