Book farther out and find a new basis for budget increases, said MGM’s Michael Dominguez, keynoting the 12th Annual Pharma Forum this week at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. (Photo: Frank Veronsky)...More
The U.S. Travel Association has arranged nearly 300 individual appointments with lawmakers as part of this year’s Destination Capitol Hill event, which brings travel industry leaders to Washington to pitch travel as one of the country’s economic powerhouses....More
Planners often want a quick look at availability, so they don’t want to offer up every meeting detail when submitting an e-RFP. But hotels want all the details, so they can put their best foot forward to book the business....More
Whether you’re new to meeting planning or (perhaps especially) you’ve been doing it for a while, it’s easy to fall into these traps when thinking about the people who come to your events. But you don't have to....More
Taking the successes that experts have achieved in their fields and turning them into meaningful lessons meant for varied audiences is no small task. Here are ways to determine if your potential speaker can do it....More
With more than 60 properties across five brands, Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network is a revealing microcosm of the big-meeting universe. A survey reveals spending up at nearly every U.S. resort in the network, plus trends that focus on the attendee experience. (Pictured, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge)...More
It’s shutting down as an association, but the Green Meeting Industry Council will be more visible than ever as a core program within the Convention Industry Council. Here are the implications for members and the meetings industry....More
For a group that had enjoyed decades of incentive trips to places like South Africa, the destination management company CSI Washington, DC, had to knock their socks off in the nation’s capital (oh, and the group had done a D.C. trip already). Go behind the scenes.