Budgeting/Cost Savings http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6625/more en Options Away: Insurance Against Airfare Hikes http://meetingsnet.com/news/options-away-insurance-against-airfare-hikes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For a price, you can sit on that nice airfare for up to 21 days with no risk of paying a higher fare.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/news/options-away-insurance-against-airfare-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/news/options-away-insurance-against-airfare-hikes#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings News Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:29:00 +0000 39751 at http://meetingsnet.com Is This the Turnaround Year for Meeting Budgets? http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/turnaround-year-meeting-budgets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The vast majority of respondents to a recent survey by Destination Hotels & Resorts reported stable or increasing budgets for meetings in 2014, and 9 out of 10 said the number of meetings their organizations will hold next year will increase or stay the same.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/turnaround-year-meeting-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/turnaround-year-meeting-budgets#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings Career Medical Meetings News Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:20:00 +0000 38791 at http://meetingsnet.com Group Purchasing Organization Launches for the Meetings Industry http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/group-purchasing-organization-launches-meetings-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Concord Strategic Partner Group is a new group purchasing organization, or GPO, which works to get discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of its meetings industry members.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/group-purchasing-organization-launches-meetings-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/group-purchasing-organization-launches-meetings-industry#comments Association Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings Negotiating/Contracts Outsourcing Premium Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:53:00 +0000 37971 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Doug Cassidy, President and Founder of Concord Strategic Partner Group</p> 5 Ways the Government Shutdown Hurts Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/5-ways-government-shutdown-hurts-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The federal government shutdown, now in its second week, is causing headaches for meetings inside and outside the Beltway. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/5-ways-government-shutdown-hurts-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/5-ways-government-shutdown-hurts-meetings#comments Association Meetings Resources Budgeting/Cost Savings Religious/SMERF Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:32:00 +0000 37242 at http://meetingsnet.com <p> Government workers protest the shutdown.</p> Cool Revolution via Flickr Federal Government Increases Hotel Lodging Per Diems http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/federal-government-increases-hotel-lodging-diems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For the first time in three years, the U.S. General Services Administration has raised the standard lodging per diem rates for federal government employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/federal-government-increases-hotel-lodging-diems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/federal-government-increases-hotel-lodging-diems#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Religious/SMERF News Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:15:00 +0000 36021 at http://meetingsnet.com Video: Using Student Ambassadors at Your Meeting http://meetingsnet.com/career/video-using-student-ambassadors-your-meeting <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>MeetingsNet caught up with Carol Krugman of Metropolitan State University of Denver, at AIBTM in Chicago to talk about a new student ambassador program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/video-using-student-ambassadors-your-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/video-using-student-ambassadors-your-meeting#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Career Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:27:00 +0000 35001 at http://meetingsnet.com 50 Ways to Save Money Planning Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/50-ways-save-money-planning-meetings <div class="field-byline"> Dave Kovaleski </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are 50 ways to cut costs when planning your next meeting. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some are tried and true, others might not work in every case, but they're all worth a shot!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/50-ways-save-money-planning-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/50-ways-save-money-planning-meetings#comments Association Meetings Resources Audiovisual/Production Budgeting/Cost Savings Checklists Recreation/Entertainment Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:58:00 +0000 24405 at http://meetingsnet.com Unraveling the Mysteries of Event Planner Pricing http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/unraveling-mysteries-event-planner-pricing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new white paper, published by the Event Leadership Institute, looks at how independent meeting planners price their services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/unraveling-mysteries-event-planner-pricing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/unraveling-mysteries-event-planner-pricing#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Negotiating/Contracts Premium Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:55:00 +0000 31391 at http://meetingsnet.com The Other Perception Issue: Behind Rising Meeting Costs http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/other-perception-issue-behind-rising-meeting-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Today's tougher meeting negotiating environment represents hotels trying to restore equilibrium, not hotels getting overly aggressive. That's the pitch Michael Dominguez, senior vice president, MGM Resorts, made to attendees at the recent Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Association annual conference. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/other-perception-issue-behind-rising-meeting-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/other-perception-issue-behind-rising-meeting-costs#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings Negotiating/Contracts News Premium Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:10:00 +0000 29841 at http://meetingsnet.com With Meetings Under Fire, VA Creates New Meeting Guidelines http://meetingsnet.com/news/meetings-under-fire-va-creates-new-meeting-guidelines <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Department of Veterans Affairs, under fire for wasteful conference spending, has a rolled out a new set of guidelines to keep meeting spending in check.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/news/meetings-under-fire-va-creates-new-meeting-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/news/meetings-under-fire-va-creates-new-meeting-guidelines#comments Association Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings News Premium Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:44:00 +0000 28241 at http://meetingsnet.com