Event Planning http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en Quiz: Test Your Cost-Saving Smarts http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/quiz-test-your-cost-saving-smarts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How savvy are you when it comes to finding ways to do more with less for your meetings? Take this quiz and find out!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/quiz-test-your-cost-saving-smarts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/quiz-test-your-cost-saving-smarts#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Religious/SMERF Event Planning Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:23:00 +0000 43961 at http://meetingsnet.com 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>