News http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6648/more en Kimpton and IHG: What Side Are You On? http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Loyalists of boutique brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants wonder if changes are in store after the company was purchased by hospitality giant IHG, owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, and Crowne Plaza brands. (Pictured, Kimpton's Eventi hotel in New York City.)</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:25:00 +0000 46151 at http://meetingsnet.com 10 Incentive Travel Trends: IRF Calls it the Recession Rebound http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/10-incentive-travel-trends-irf-calls-it-recession-rebound <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Incentive planners: Use programs to attract and retain high-performing employees in preparation for the coming talent shortage. Venues: Scrap your wellness window dressing and invest in real programs that improve how customers meet and travel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/10-incentive-travel-trends-irf-calls-it-recession-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/10-incentive-travel-trends-irf-calls-it-recession-rebound#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management News Premium Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:27:00 +0000 45741 at http://meetingsnet.com The Future of U.S. Airports: “Thanksgiving Every Day” http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/future-us-airports-thanksgiving-every-day <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unless U.S. airport infrastructure and air traffic control systems are modernized, we’re going to start experiencing Thanksgiving-like congestion more often, according to a report commissioned by U.S. Travel. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/future-us-airports-thanksgiving-every-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/future-us-airports-thanksgiving-every-day#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings News Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:02:00 +0000 45301 at http://meetingsnet.com The Lifestyle Hotel Brand Quiz http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/lifestyle-hotel-brand-quiz <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hotel companies continue to launch lifestyle brands, many aimed at younger business travelers. Do you know whose is whose? Try our quiz: Match the brand with its hotel company—and its pitch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/lifestyle-hotel-brand-quiz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/lifestyle-hotel-brand-quiz#comments Site Selection/RFPs News Premium Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:30:00 +0000 45281 at http://meetingsnet.com Forecasts and Outlooks: Global Growth, More Meetings in 2015 http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/forecasts-and-outlooks-global-growth-more-meetings-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There's some old news: Lead times are STILL too short. But there's new news, too: Hiring is gaining steam, sparking meeting increases, especially in training; and cost-cutting may drive exploration of a broader range of hotels and venues for meetings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/forecasts-and-outlooks-global-growth-more-meetings-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/forecasts-and-outlooks-global-growth-more-meetings-2015#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Global Events Medical Meetings News Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:55:00 +0000 45261 at http://meetingsnet.com Marriott Offers Free Wi-Fi at 3,800 Hotels http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/marriott-offers-free-wi-fi-3800-hotels <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Conditions: You need to be a Marriott Rewards member, and you need to book your stay through a Marriott channel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/marriott-offers-free-wi-fi-3800-hotels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/marriott-offers-free-wi-fi-3800-hotels#comments Business Travel Tips Tech News/Trends News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:39:00 +0000 44981 at http://meetingsnet.com New Software Creates Quick and Easy Manifests for Ground Transfers http://meetingsnet.com/attendee-management/new-software-creates-quick-and-easy-manifests-ground-transfers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Want a clean, accurate, and flight-validated arrival/departure manifest in less than one minute? Tell your <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/whats-behind-dmc-pricing" title="" target="_blank">DMC</a></span> about Pow Wow Smart.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/attendee-management/new-software-creates-quick-and-easy-manifests-ground-transfers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/attendee-management/new-software-creates-quick-and-easy-manifests-ground-transfers#comments Association Meetings Attendee Management Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:00 +0000 44951 at http://meetingsnet.com Meetings: The Best Decision a CEO Can Make http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/meetings-best-decision-ceo-can-make <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In a live satellite interview during IMEX America, Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, the world's largest business software company, said he believes the meetings industry "is at the forefront of driving growth in the global economy."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/meetings-best-decision-ceo-can-make" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/meetings-best-decision-ceo-can-make#comments Career Corporate Meetings News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:05:00 +0000 44611 at http://meetingsnet.com Keynoter Steve Gross Gives Playful Start to Booming IMEX America http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/keynoter-steve-gross-gives-playful-start-booming-imex-america <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Steve Gross talks joy and optimism and hoteliers talk shop on Smart Monday, the day of education preceding IMEX America, opening with a record number of exhibitors and buyers October 14 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/keynoter-steve-gross-gives-playful-start-booming-imex-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/keynoter-steve-gross-gives-playful-start-booming-imex-america#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Medical Meetings News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:21:00 +0000 44571 at http://meetingsnet.com 2014 Incentive Merchandise/Gift Card Survey: The IRF Perspective http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-incentive-merchandisegift-card-survey-irf-perspective <div class="field-byline"> By Melissa Van Dyke, president, Incentive Research Foundation </div> <div class="field-deck"> This year's research saw an increased focus on customer service goals and customized and experiential awards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This year's research saw an increased focus on customer service goals and customized and experiential awards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-incentive-merchandisegift-card-survey-irf-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-incentive-merchandisegift-card-survey-irf-perspective#comments Merchandise/Gift Cards News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:47:00 +0000 43791 at http://meetingsnet.com