Gaming Update: Sweetening the Deal

by Michael J. Shapiro, Sarah J.F. Braley and Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 01, 2015
The latest developments in gaming destinations

The Evolution of Airbnb

by Michael J. Shapiro | October 01, 2015
What the increasingly popular alternative lodging platform means to the meetings industry

Top 8 Incentive Trends

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 01, 2015
Industry research on budgets, group size, destinations and more

The Rise of a Meetings-Technology Juggernaut

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2015
How Cvent became a game-changer for the industry.

Building a Better eRFP

by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2015
How RFP overload affects meetings planners and hoteliers alike, and what both sides can do to help ease the problem.

Unforgettable Incentives

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2015
These six trips offer winners experiences that foster personal growth and engagement with other peoples.

Top 25 Cost-Cutting Tips

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Michael C. Lowe | September 01, 2015
These smart moves cover the entire spectrum of meetings and events.

Game of Drones

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 01, 2015
How organizers are using these remote-controlled marvels -- and some caveats and cautions to consider.

Youth and the Future of Associations

by Michael C. Lowe | August 01, 2015
Strategies for getting young professionals involved, earning their loyalty and rewarding their efforts.

2015 Meeting Spend Survey

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2015
M&C's first in-depth survey on how meeting budgets are set, destination decisions made, deals negotiated and dollars allocated.

7 Fresh Sponsorship Ideas

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2015
How organizers are using these remote-controlled marvels -- and some caveats and cautions to consider.

M&C's Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry

by The M&C Staff | July 01, 2015
This select group of high achievers have provided bold new ideas, passionate advocacy and a commitment to bettering the world.


Quick Chat With Gina Gemberling

by Allen J. Sheinman | October 01, 2015
The executive director of the Springfield (Ill.) Convention & Visitors Bureau offers offbeat tips for her city.


Attendees Do Use Airbnb

Planners weigh pros and cons of alternative lodging.

How Do You Choose Speakers?

Planners weigh in on how they choose speakers.

Planners' Favorite Speakers, 2015

Back by popular demand, a list of presenters that have wowed your peers

What Work/Life Balance?

M&C's latest poll covers the work/life balance (hint: It's out of whack).

News Analysis

DMAI President/CEO Michael Gehrisch Steps Down

He led the destination marketing group for 15 years.

CIC Adds Three Industry Leaders to APEX Committee

Kelly Peacy, Betsy Bondurant and Michael Dominguez will help on trade issues and industry resources.

What Tasks Do Associations Outsource?

The New Orleans Marriott in the French Quarter has a fresh new look following complete facelift.

Thailand's Tourism Recovery in Jeopardy

The recent bombing in Bangkok threatens to derail efforts to attract visitors.