Event Planning http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en 10 Ways to Drive Registration through Your Web Site http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/10-ways-drive-registration-through-your-web-site <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hint: Design your site with the user experience in mind.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/10-ways-drive-registration-through-your-web-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/10-ways-drive-registration-through-your-web-site#comments Marketing Event Planning Medical Meetings Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:04:00 +0000 43821 at http://meetingsnet.com Paying Your Meeting Vendor: 7 Models http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/paying-your-meeting-vendor-7-models <div class="field-deck"> Brian Meyer, president of Meeting Expectations, described how his company sets pricing for its clients and which models make the most sense for which types of programs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Brian Meyer, president of Meeting Expectations, described how his company sets pricing for its clients and which models make the most sense for which types of programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/paying-your-meeting-vendor-7-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/paying-your-meeting-vendor-7-models#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Outsourcing Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:31:00 +0000 43771 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 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 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 International Site Selection, Fodor’s Style http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/international-site-selection-fodor-s-style <div class="field-deck"> Editor in Chief Arabella Bowen on how Fodor’s writers critique hotels around the world </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Editor in Chief Arabella Bowen on how Fodor’s writers critique hotels around the world</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/international-site-selection-fodor-s-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/international-site-selection-fodor-s-style#comments Site Selection/RFPs Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:14:00 +0000 43181 at http://meetingsnet.com New Tri-City Alliance Offers Rotating Association Meetings Value Pricing, Added Services http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/new-tri-city-alliance-offers-rotating-association-meetings-value-pricing-added-services <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The San Antonio Convention &amp; Visitors Bureau, Visit Baltimore, and the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor &amp; Convention Bureau recently announced a joint program called Synchronicities, a three-city marketing partnership.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/new-tri-city-alliance-offers-rotating-association-meetings-value-pricing-added-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/new-tri-city-alliance-offers-rotating-association-meetings-value-pricing-added-services#comments Marketing Negotiating/Contracts Trade Shows Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:46:00 +0000 43011 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>River barge dinner along San Antonio&#39;s River Walk.</p> <p><span>River barge dinner along San Antonio&#39;s River Walk.</span></p> 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