Site Selection/RFPs http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6632/more en Top 5 Domestic and International Business Travel Destinations of 2014 http://meetingsnet.com/blog/top-5-domestic-and-international-business-travel-destinations-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>An infographic from American Express Global Business Travel crunches the 2014 numbers to come up with the top destinations in the U.S. and worldwide, plus most popular city pairs and even airplane seat bookings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/top-5-domestic-and-international-business-travel-destinations-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/top-5-domestic-and-international-business-travel-destinations-2014#comments Association Meetings Global Site Research Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:30:00 +0000 49641 at http://meetingsnet.com Ellis Hotel Renovations Include Upgrading its Women’s-Only Floor http://meetingsnet.com/southeast/ellis-hotel-renovations-include-upgrading-its-women-s-only-floor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The boutique Atlanta hotel’s $700,000 revamp includes special accommodations for women that feature enhanced privacy—and some other perks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/southeast/ellis-hotel-renovations-include-upgrading-its-women-s-only-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/southeast/ellis-hotel-renovations-include-upgrading-its-women-s-only-floor#comments Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Southeast Corporate Meetings Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 49611 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>A bed in a room on the refurbished Ellis Hotel&#39;s Womens-Only floor.</p> Ellis Hotel Unions Barred from Philly Convention Center Will Get Hearing http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/unions-barred-philly-convention-center-will-get-hearing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Philadelphia CVB is concerned that decision to reverse the dismissal of ousted unions’ complaints—possibly paving the way for their return to the convention center—could hurt convention business.</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/northeast-us/unions-barred-philly-convention-center-will-get-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/unions-barred-philly-convention-center-will-get-hearing#comments Trade Shows Northeast U.S. Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:20:00 +0000 49571 at http://meetingsnet.com CVBs That Go Above and Beyond http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/cvbs-go-above-and-beyond <div class="field-byline"> By Rob Carey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The skills and services of convention and visitors bureaus have evolved to handle just about any meetings-related challenge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/cvbs-go-above-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/cvbs-go-above-and-beyond#comments Association Meetings Marketing Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:15:00 +0000 49551 at http://meetingsnet.com RoomFunding: A Kickstarter Model for Corporate Responsibility http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/roomfunding-kickstarter-model-corporate-responsibility <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hotels for Hope launches a new hotel booking platform designed to make its charitable-giving-through-hotel-room-booking more personal and compelling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/roomfunding-kickstarter-model-corporate-responsibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/roomfunding-kickstarter-model-corporate-responsibility#comments Housing/Attrition Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:35:00 +0000 49501 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Home page of Hotels for Hope, which recently launched its new RoomFunding hotel room booking platform.</p> It’s the Human Touch that Makes Great Service http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/it-s-human-touch-makes-great-service <div class="field-deck"> Can a robot "get" hospitality? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I recently returned from a week in Dubai&mdash;amazingly, it was my first trip there. I was excited to see this city, which has transformed from desert to world-class destination in the blink of an eye. But I must admit I was unprepared for what I found.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/it-s-human-touch-makes-great-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/it-s-human-touch-makes-great-service#comments Europe/Middle East/Africa Trade Shows Site Selection/RFPs Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 49261 at http://meetingsnet.com James Mahon, Champion of Conference Centers, Dies http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/james-mahon-champion-conference-centers-dies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>James M. Mahon, 63, global director of marketing and public relations at the International Association of Conference Centres, and owner, James M. Marketing Inc., lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, April 5.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/james-mahon-champion-conference-centers-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/james-mahon-champion-conference-centers-dies#comments Site Selection/RFPs Mon, 06 Apr 2015 20:56:00 +0000 48931 at http://meetingsnet.com ASAE Urges Indiana Governor to Amend Religious Freedom Restoration Act http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/asae-urges-indiana-governor-amend-religious-freedom-restoration-act <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>American Society of Association Executives President and CEO John Graham and Karen Kotowski, Convention Industry Council CEO, have written to Indiana Governor Michael Pence urging him not to maintain a law that that may allow for discrimination.</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/association-meetings/asae-urges-indiana-governor-amend-religious-freedom-restoration-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/asae-urges-indiana-governor-amend-religious-freedom-restoration-act#comments Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:26:00 +0000 48691 at http://meetingsnet.com Conventions, Business Travel Boycotts Called For Due to New Indiana Law http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/conventions-business-travel-boycotts-called-due-new-indiana-law <div class="field-deck"> Governor Mike Pence defends a law that some say could lead to discrimination </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Indiana Governor Mike Pence's signing of a law that could allow for discrimination against the LGBT community has prompted calls for boycott. But in the latest twist, "a clarification bill" may be introduced in the coming week, perhaps putting opponents' fears to rest.</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/trade-shows/conventions-business-travel-boycotts-called-due-new-indiana-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/conventions-business-travel-boycotts-called-due-new-indiana-law#comments Trade Shows Site Selection/RFPs Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:36:00 +0000 48641 at http://meetingsnet.com Easy Carbon Calculator for Events http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/easy-carbon-calculator-events <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MeetGreen now offers the TerraPass Event Carbon Calculator to help event organizers understand and reduce their event’s total carbon emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/easy-carbon-calculator-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/easy-carbon-calculator-events#comments Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Tech News/Trends Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:15:00 +0000 48601 at http://meetingsnet.com Image courtesy of MeetGreen and TerraPass