MeetingsNet’s Annual Corporate Invitational, held April 23-25 in Las Vegas, included two new features this year: an afternoon of education and a non-golfer program. The golfers had plenty of play time as well, this year conquering both the Bear’s Best and Royal Links courses.
Is Airbnb like a hotel chain? As it moves toward its goals of a consistent experience for guests across hundreds of thousands of accommodations worldwide, the startup will affect the way we think about and plan meetings and business travel....More
This year’s tournament wrapped up April 7, and with it went the competitive excitement of office pools, enjoyed even by non–sports fans. Gamification can let you create March Madness–style events that keep the buzz going—and the productivity up—all year round....More
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....More
We all know we need breaks at meetings. Health and stress expert Heidi Hanna, PhD, explains how to make those breaks work with brain rhythms to help attendees assimilate new information, gain insight, and stretch their creativity....More
"Set it and forget it" doesn't cut it anymore as a high-speed Internet access plan for meetings and events, says Christos Karmis of Mobilitie, the Internet network provider that just hooked up MGM's nine Las Vegas resorts to handle 120,000 concurrent Wi-Fi users. Here are the new questions planners must ask if they want happy logged-in attendees....More
The world of destination management companies was rocked last fall by the bankruptcy of well-established DMC consortium Global Events Partners. Since then, other DMC networks have announced changes and consolidations....More
Fitness bands, the wearable monitors that capture movement, heart rate, sleep data, and more, were among the fastest growing product categories at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. And they are catching on at meetings, too, along with other fitness ideas.
MeetingsNet/corporate&incentives is calling all corporate meeting planners to nominate their favorite hotels, resorts, and conference centers for the MeetingsNet/corporate&incentives 2013 Paragon Awards, and be automatically entered to win a men’s or women’s watch....More
The Site International Foundation is raising money through a silent auction that offers incentive-caliber trips to global destinations (such as London, pictured) with opening bids that are a fraction of the trips’ value....More