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
Alex Zapple was walking back to her hotel from dinner when she heard sirens blaring and saw multiple police cars racing past, headed toward the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge where an officer had just been shot....More
Capturing the spirit of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, which met at the Hynes Convention Center just two days after bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, a board member closed the conference by quoting noted author Salman Rushdie:
“How do you defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized.”...More
Preparing to send employees to far off and unfamiliar lands for a meeting or event? All companies and associations have a Duty of Care—a moral and legal obligation to protect their employees and meeting attendees from risks and threats...More
Hurricane Sandy brought much of the eastern seaboard to a standstill when it made landfall on Monday, causing the cancellation of some 10,000 flights and many meetings and conventions from Boston to Washington, D.C./Virginia and points south....More
As Hurricane Sandy made its way up the the Eastern seaboard, unknown numbers of meetings were canceled and the Mid-Atlantic prepared for possible flooding and power outages. With some 10,000 flights grounded, meetings around the country are also feeling the historic storm’s repercussions.
We've pulled together a news update and collection of articles from the MeetingsNet archives to help meeting professionals deal with the legal and project management issues that underlie meeting cancellations.
Behind the scenes of the 2012 Republican National Convention as organizers, including housing bureau onPeak, handled the threat of a hurricane that seemed headed straight for Tampa and the RNC’s 15,000 delegates....More
I know that no one likes to talk about disaster preparedness, but if the worst happens, you'll be glad you kept in mind these four tips from today's guest blogger Meg Proskey, vice president of air, registration, and technology for Maritz T...More