Features

What's New in Gaming

by The M&C Staff | April 01, 2014
M&C's annual report covers new and renovated gaming properties in key destinations around the country.

Best Places to Work in the Meetings Industry 2014

by Sarah J.F. Braley, Loren G. Edelstein, Michael C. Lowe | April 01, 2014
Here's our annual roundup of companies noted for inspiring the love and loyalty of their employees.

Global Planner 2014

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 01, 2014
Our annual research on meetings and events held outside the U.S. reveals trends in top international destinations, budgets, hotel class, DMO use and much more.

Are Government Attendees an Endangered Species?

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | March 01, 2014
In response to steep federal cutbacks in travel and meetings spend, the meetings and hospitality industries have regrouped to help steer policy and prove the value of face-to-face gatherings.

One-of-a-Kind Resort Experiences

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 01, 2014
Resorts are crafting unique activities that take advantage of their location. From making wine to launching a rocket, here's what groups are engaged in at five properties both here and abroad.

Sitting Pretty: 10 Top Trends in Event Furniture

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 01, 2014
Here's a look at the hottest styles, colors and materials that are dressing up today's most chic meeting and event spaces, both indoors and out.

Tweaking the Complete Meetings Package

by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 01, 2014
To better meet planners' needs, member properties of the International Association of Conference Centers are adapting their pricing and individual offerings, as outlined here.

7 Great Conference Centers

by Agatha Gilmore | March 01, 2014
These top-notch facilities offer unique environments to help spur successful agendas.

Attendees as Mass Marketers

by Michael C. Lowe | February 01, 2014
Attendees who actively engage in social media are a powerful resource for planners seeking to extend the reach of their event.

Making a Case for Federal Attendees

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 01, 2014
The tight fiscal leash imposed on government employees has been acutely felt in the world of medical/pharmaceutical meetings; here's what planners can do to cushion the blow.

Olympic Venues to Let

by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 01, 2014
On the eve of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, here are some facilities from past games that have been transformed into gold-medal meeting venues.

DMOs to the Rescue -- on Twitter

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 01, 2014
A growing number of destination management organizations are helping planners promote their meetings by providing support via social media platforms. Here's a look at several bureaus that are making a difference.

People

Quick Chat With Khaled Al-Idrissi

by Allen J. Sheinman | April 01, 2014
The director of sales and marketing for the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, British Columbia, talks about how his years of working abroad changed his perspective.

Research

F&B Prices: Going Up

The latest trends in F&B are tracked in our poll.

F&B: What Matters Most to Planners?

We asked meeting professionals what's most important when planning menus.

Seeking Excellent Speakers

Our latest poll asks meeting planners what their top priorities are when searching for a speaker.

Planners' Favorite Speakers, 2014

Meeting professionals name their favorite presenters from the worlds of sports, business, motivation and even the meetings industry itself.

News Analysis

Maritz Plots International Expansion

Maritz Travel's Dave Peckinpaugh answers questions about his company's new push to expand globally.

House Provision to East Travel Restrictions Awaits Passage

A federal bill that would expand the Visa Waiver and Global Entry programs, reduce visa wait times and more has widespread bipartisan backing and is poised to...

Why We Don't Use All of Our Vacation Time

Findings from a new study show U.S. Workers don’t use 3.2 of their average of 20 vacation days per year; here's why.

Charting Current Airline Fees

Here's what the major carriers are now charging to change a flight and check a bag.
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