News http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6648/more en 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 2014 Merchandise & Gift Card Survey http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-merchandise-gift-card-survey <div class="field-deck"> Our results are a mixed bag of stagnant budgets, gift card growth, and decline in the use of merchandise for sales incentives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Our results are a mixed bag of stagnant budgets, gift card growth, and decline in the use of merchandise for sales incentives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-merchandise-gift-card-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-merchandise-gift-card-survey#comments Merchandise/Gift Cards News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:38:00 +0000 43781 at http://meetingsnet.com Challenge to Big Chain CEOs: Be First With Free Wi-Fi http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The time has come for all hotels worldwide to offer complimentary basic Internet to all guests. I challenge Messrs. Nasseta, Sorenson, Hoplamazian, Van Paasschen (CEOs of Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Starwood, respectively) to be the industry leader on Wi-Fi.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings News Tech Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:02:00 +0000 43531 at http://meetingsnet.com On Location: Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, Mass. http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/location-sea-crest-beach-hotel-north-falmouth-mass <div class="field-deck"> Post-renovation, this Cape Cod property has remained true to its essence: a super-friendly, unpretentious beach resort </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Before heading to Sea Crest in North Falmouth, Cape Cod, I did my usual due diligence and checked out reviews from others in the industry.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s my advice: Don&rsquo;t.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/location-sea-crest-beach-hotel-north-falmouth-mass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/location-sea-crest-beach-hotel-north-falmouth-mass#comments Northeast U.S. News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:32:00 +0000 43411 at http://meetingsnet.com Cost of Meetings: Big Hikes Ahead in the U.S. and Latin America http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america <div class="field-deck"> But if you booked Europe for 2015, you won the value lottery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Planners who booked Europe for 2015 are looking pretty smart, budget-wise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america#comments Budget/Currency/VAT Financial/Insurance Meetings Medical Meetings News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:22:00 +0000 42901 at http://meetingsnet.com Remembering Karen Renk http://meetingsnet.com/news/remembering-karen-renk <div class="field-deck"> A tribute to the long-time executive director of the Incentive Marketing Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A tribute to the long-time executive director of the Incentive Marketing Association</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/news/remembering-karen-renk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/news/remembering-karen-renk#comments News Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:59:00 +0000 42811 at http://meetingsnet.com What's Your Favorite Summer Getaway? http://meetingsnet.com/career/whats-your-favorite-summer-getaway <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The beach or the mountains? Or maybe even your own backyard? Members of our corporate advisory board share their favorite summer vacation spots.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/whats-your-favorite-summer-getaway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/whats-your-favorite-summer-getaway#comments Career News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:04:00 +0000 42761 at http://meetingsnet.com The Houses of Congress Agree: Brand USA Should Keep Up the Good Work http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/houses-congress-agree-brand-usa-should-keep-good-work <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Having succeeded in waking up this country to the need for marketing to attract and increase international visitors, Brand USA appears set to win reauthorization for another five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/houses-congress-agree-brand-usa-should-keep-good-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/houses-congress-agree-brand-usa-should-keep-good-work#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Global Meetings Resources Medical Meetings News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:35:00 +0000 42601 at http://meetingsnet.com Apps I Use: Deborah Brice, CMP http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/apps-i-use-deborah-brice-cmp <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Capacity calculators at her fingertips help Deborah Brice, CMP, during site inspections.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/apps-i-use-deborah-brice-cmp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/apps-i-use-deborah-brice-cmp#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Event Management Mobile/Apps Event Planning Global Events Medical Meetings News Premium Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:52:00 +0000 42481 at http://meetingsnet.com Apps I Use: Robert Sieger http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/apps-i-use-robert-sieger <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ditch your event binder and your filing cabinet: Robert Sieger tells you how.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/apps-i-use-robert-sieger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/apps-i-use-robert-sieger#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Event Management Mobile/Apps Event Planning Global Events Medical Meetings News Premium Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:10:00 +0000 42471 at http://meetingsnet.com