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2016 Salary Survey

M&C's biennial look at salaries and job satisfaction for association, corporate and independent/third-party meeting planners.

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Hotels are appealing to guests to book through their own channels; should planners worry about room blocks?
How the home-lodging provider and other shared-economy services are facing pushback -- or forging alliances -- with key meetings destinations.
M&C readers offer their best budget-saving strategies on A/V, F&B, venues and more.
Seven tips for upping your game to get the best hotel or other deal.
Industry insights from Melissa Van Dyke, president of the Incentive Research Foundation.
Association group makes move in reaction to new state laws limiting LGBT rights.
Federal employees traveling for work will get a few more dollars to spend on lodging next year.
The 2016 U.S. Tourism Quality Index is based on social-media ratings of visitor experiences in 121 cities.
The port city delivers all the charms of Europe in one walkable downtown.
While still positive, the survey notes a slip in some metrics.
Planner Basics
Recent legislation greatly expands the pool of nonexempt workers — and thus those entitled to be paid for overtime work.
Giving them a big choice helps attendees select goods they will appreciate.
Low-budget tips for sound, lighting, presentations and more.
Destination Guides
The 220-room Montage Deer Valley has added to its meeting space and now offers 20,000 square feet indoors and 35,000 square feet outdoors.
A $12.5 million renovation has been completed at the 54,000-square-foot Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash.
The 155-room Dewberry Hotel has opened in downtown Charleston, S.C., with about 4,250 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.
The 214-room Hyatt Place National Mall has opened with 2,100 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Grand Openings
The 1,000-room, Caribbean-themed Loews Sapphire Falls Resort has opened at Universal Orlando.

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