Global Site Research http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6638/more en First Asian Partner Joins BestCities http://meetingsnet.com/news/first-asian-partner-joins-bestcities <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The BestCities Global Alliance of CVBs has 10 members and one affiliate member—its new partner, Tokyo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/news/first-asian-partner-joins-bestcities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/news/first-asian-partner-joins-bestcities#comments Global Site Research News Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:49:00 +0000 41951 at http://meetingsnet.com Global Sites Review: Budapest, Hungary http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/global-sites-review-budapest-hungary <div class="field-byline"> By Timothy Arnold, CMP, CMM </div> <div class="field-deck"> Budapest offers groups "authentic Europe at excellent value." </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Authentic Europe at an excellent value" is our world traveler Timothy Arnold's assessment of Budapest. Read his site report, including which hotel's combination of amenities, location, and flexibility in contracting made it his favorite in a city full of top-notch properties. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/global-sites-review-budapest-hungary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/global-sites-review-budapest-hungary#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Europe/Middle East/Africa Global Site Research Motivational Travel Medical Meetings Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:56:00 +0000 41811 at http://meetingsnet.com On Location: Singapore http://meetingsnet.com/asiapacific/location-singapore <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Modernity, efficiency, gaming, a blend of cultures, amazing cusine, state-of-the-art meeting and convention venues. Here's a look at what Singapore offers groups today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/asiapacific/location-singapore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/asiapacific/location-singapore#comments Asia/Pacific Global Site Research Sun, 18 May 2014 18:20:00 +0000 41511 at http://meetingsnet.com Global Sites Review: Prague, the Czech Republic http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/global-sites-review-prague-czech-republic <div class="field-byline"> By Timothy Arnold, CMP, CMM </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hot off the plane! We've got another report from Timothy Arnold, who journeyed to Prague to see the sites and the hotels. Read why it could be his favorite city in Europe (the library pictured here has something to do with it)—and why the destination is a great value for meetings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/global-sites-review-prague-czech-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/global-sites-review-prague-czech-republic#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Global Site Research Medical Meetings Fri, 16 May 2014 14:27:00 +0000 41461 at http://meetingsnet.com Photo by Timothy Arnold Paris Is the Top Spot for Meetings, But Keep Watching Madrid http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/paris-top-spot-meetings-keep-watching-madrid-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The International Congress and Convention Association's annual ranking of the top cities for international meetings doesn’t usually see much change, but this year there’s a shakeup at the top. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/paris-top-spot-meetings-keep-watching-madrid-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/paris-top-spot-meetings-keep-watching-madrid-1#comments Europe/Middle East/Africa Global Site Research News Mon, 12 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 41321 at http://meetingsnet.com Global Sites Review: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic http://meetingsnet.com/caribbean-and-islands-atlantic/global-sites-review-punta-cana-dominican-republic <div class="field-byline"> By Timothy Arnold, CMP, CMM </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Join Timothy Arnold as he travels the world documenting his site inspections of meeting-worthy hotels and resorts. First up: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, where he finds beauty in resorts like the Hard Rock (pictured), but suggests earplugs for never-ending airport announcements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/caribbean-and-islands-atlantic/global-sites-review-punta-cana-dominican-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/caribbean-and-islands-atlantic/global-sites-review-punta-cana-dominican-republic#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings The Caribbean and Islands of the Atlantic Global Site Research Global Events Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:47:00 +0000 40931 at http://meetingsnet.com All photos by Timothy Arnold EIBTM Starts a Week Earlier in 2013; Show Focus is Innovation http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/eibtm-starts-week-earlier-2013-show-focus-innovation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some 15,000 meetings industry professionals will attend global meetings and events expo EIBTM November 19–21 in Barcelona. They will be exposed to innovative event ideas. Care to try oxygen therapy for a show-floor energy boost? A bracelet that changes color when you’re near a like-minded peer?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/eibtm-starts-week-earlier-2013-show-focus-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/eibtm-starts-week-earlier-2013-show-focus-innovation#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Global Site Research Medical Meetings News Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:43:00 +0000 38151 at http://meetingsnet.com Global Alliance Appoints First Chair; Launches New Web Site http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/global-alliance-appoints-first-chair-launches-new-web-site <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Julie-May Ellingson, CEO of Durban International Convention Centre, is the first chair of Global Alliance, a group of five convention centers that work with international associations and event organizers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/global-alliance-appoints-first-chair-launches-new-web-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/global-alliance-appoints-first-chair-launches-new-web-site#comments Association Meetings Global Site Research Religious/SMERF Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:45:00 +0000 37402 at http://meetingsnet.com BestCities Hosts Workshop; Launches Online Toolkit http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/bestcities-hosts-workshop-launches-online-toolkit <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The BestCities alliance, a group of worldwide destinations that host international congresses, has launched a Web site with information on working with professional congress organizers, convention and visitor bureaus, and other global meeting suppliers, plus tips and articles on many other facets of global event planning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/bestcities-hosts-workshop-launches-online-toolkit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/bestcities-hosts-workshop-launches-online-toolkit#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Global Site Research Medical Meetings News Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:07:00 +0000 37382 at http://meetingsnet.com 5 Tips for Great International Site Selection http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/5-tips-great-international-site-selection <div class="field-byline"> By Walter Stugger </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Go for cultural immersion and creativity when it comes to global site selection, advises a veteran of international meetings and incentive programs. Pictured, a dancer entertains during an event held in a palace in Istanbul, Turkey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/5-tips-great-international-site-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/5-tips-great-international-site-selection#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Global Site Research Medical Meetings Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:22:00 +0000 37302 at http://meetingsnet.com