Walking the aisles of the Sands Expo during IMEX America October 14–16, you heard one phrase repeated by exhibitors: "We're busy!" More exhibitors, more buyers, more appointments—it was a story of increases at IMEX America 2014....More
A recent survey of corporate executives conducted by the Society for Incentive Excellence Foundation in partnership with Sales & Marketing Management magazine produced some revealing information that is a boon to suppliers of incentive travel....More
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...More
"Authentic Europe at an excellent value" is our world traveler Timothy Arnold's assessment of Budapest. Read his site report, including which hotel's combination of amenities, location, and flexibility in contracting made it his favorite in a city full of top-notch properties....More
MeetingsNet’s Annual Corporate Invitational, held April 23-25 in Las Vegas, included two new features this year: an afternoon of education and a non-golfer program. The golfers had plenty of play time as well, this year conquering both the Bear’s Best and Royal Links courses.
This year’s tournament wrapped up April 7, and with it went the competitive excitement of office pools, enjoyed even by non–sports fans. Gamification can let you create March Madness–style events that keep the buzz going—and the productivity up—all year round....More
The Site International Foundation is raising money through a silent auction that offers incentive-caliber trips to global destinations (such as London, pictured) with opening bids that are a fraction of the trips’ value....More
We asked the industry what's hot in 2014—and these five destinations rose to the top of the list...Here's why. (For a complete version of this story, download the new MeetingsNet app from your App Store, Amazon Markeplace, or Google Play today!)
With a hungry media ready to jump on images of disabled cruise ships or stories of on-board viral outbreaks, it’s not surprising that safety on the seas remains front-of-mind for incentive companies when choosing a cruise for a client.
According to recently released Site Index survey, conducted jointly with Cruise Line International Association, the reputation of a cruise line or ship—which is tied to safety—was a top decision-making factor for 81 percent of respondents, followed closely by safety/security (75 percent)....More