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Apr 8, 2013
Planners' Top 3 Pet Peeves (and How Suppliers Can Overcome Them)
Planners and suppliers come from two different planets—Saturn and Venus. But the disconnect that exists between the two worlds can sometimes be bridged by understanding those differences....
Mar 28, 2013
Revisiting the Online Meeting Planner Property Review Concept
What ever happened to the idea of review sites specifically for meetings professionals?...
Feb 15, 2013
No Free Rent? Changing Realities in Convention Center Negotiations
Free or deeply discounted convention center space has traditionally been offered to associations to attract their meetings, particularly in North America. However, that perk may be harder for planners to get these days....
Feb 11, 2013
Web Site Lists Hundreds of Offbeat Event Venues in U.S. Cities
An online tool for researching and booking one-of-a-kind venues, Eventup, is celebrating its one-year anniversary and its expansion into the Washington, D.C., market....
Jan 31, 2013
RFPs Simplified With New Guide From GBTA
New RFP Guide is the result of a year-long effort by GBTA volunteers....
Jan 18, 2013
Does the industry need to curb unfair bidding in the international congress market?...
Jan 9, 2013
Hotels Face the ADA’s Pool Accessibility Deadline
January 31 is the deadline for hotels and resorts to make their pools and spa facilities compliant with new Americans with Disabilities Act regulations....
Jan 4, 2013
Infographic: HotelChatter's 2012 Hotel Wi-Fi Report
While most hotels around the world now offer Wi-Fi, it's not always free or reliable....
Dec 13, 2012
Editors' Picks: 10 Top Meeting & Incentive Hotels to Look for in 2013
The U.S. will see some impressive new hotels opening in 2013, many emerging from properties or historic buildings that have sat dormant for years. Here are our favorites.
Dec 7, 2012
NAACP's 2012 Hotel and Resort Industry Report Card
When the highest scoring hotel chain can only earn a B grade, we still have a way to go when it comes to diversity....
Dec 3, 2012
5 Things Meeting Planners Want in 2013
Food and beverage dominates planner concerns—and if food choices can help the environment, too, so much the better....
Nov 21, 2012
How Important Are Hotel Reviews to Your Attendees' Decisions on Where to Stay?
Why you should care about the accuracy of hotel review sites...
Nov 13, 2012
Sonesta Grows U.S. Portfolio, New Hotels in Baltimore, Hilton Head, Houston & Philadelphia
Sonesta Collection has introduced four new hotels—joining the existing hotels in Boston, Miami, and New Orleans. ...
Aug 7, 2012
Consider off-site venues for your next event
Museums, yachts, stadiums, warehouses—there are lots of interesting off-site options for events....
Aug 1, 2012
Free TechSpec Assessment App Released
Meetings industry tech gurus Corbin Ball and James Spellos teamed up with QuickMobile to develop a new app meeting planners can use to assess hotel tech-worthiness....
Jul 19, 2012
APGO Looking Good After Orlando Meeting Makeover
The Visit Orlando Meeting Makeover contest winner put $50,000 worth of goods and services toward making its 2012 conference shine....
Jul 16, 2012
Hotel Management Company Signs Code to Protect Children from Sex Trafficking
As the nonprofit organization ECPAT, End Child Prostitution and Trafficking, gains visibility in the travel industry, meeting planners can help the cause....
Jul 12, 2012
7 Tips for Ethical Fam Trips
A familiarization (or "fam") trip is one of the perks of being a meeting professional, but before you pack your bags, consider these seven rules for success....
Jun 28, 2012
The Top 50 Hotels for Meetings and Incentives: Corporate Meetings & Incentives 2012 Paragon Award Winners
Corporate Meetings & Incentives 2012 Paragon Award Winners...
Jun 6, 2012
9 Must-Ask Questions for Global Venues
Don't let your meeting specs get lost in translation outside the U.S....
Jun 6, 2012
Destination Insight from CMI 25 Executives: What’s Hot? What’s Value-Priced?
Executives from the companies that make up the CMI 25 share their picks for top international destinations....
Mar 9, 2012
Sending RFPs: How About a One-Two Punch?
When planners are sourcing multiple properties in multiple locations, they should get to a short list first, then get to the nitty gritty....
Mar 6, 2012
3 Steps to Your Perfect Cruise Meeting
From two nights in the Caribbean to nine nights in Asia...
Mar 2, 2012
Relentless Focus on Costs in Site Selection Is Easing, Survey Says
Considerations besides cost are coming back to the fore when planners look at potential meeting destinations....
Feb 29, 2012
Melbourne For Incentives? Absolutely!
It’s a mystery to me why Melbourne hasn’t made it onto the U.S. incentive travel map....
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