Features

Marriott's Wi-Fi Mix-Up

by Michael J. Shapiro | March 01, 2015
This special report examines the fallout from Marriott Hotels' recent attempt to block some attendees from setting up personal Wi-Fi hot spots in meeting space at one of the chain's properties.

New Tactics for Conference Centers

by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 01, 2015
While the conference center market has struggled to regain its footing post-recession, some facilities have made smart moves that have begun to pay off.

Landmark Lodging

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 01, 2015
Here are five historic resorts that offer time-tested comfort along with distinctly modern accoutrements both in and out of the meeting room.

Taste Makers

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 01, 2015
M&C contributing editor Cheryl-Anne Sturken takes part in a back-to-school boot camp for chefs from Dolce Hotels & Resorts, with delicious results.

State Support for Destinations

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 01, 2015
State tourism offices, which usually focus on the leisure market, increasingly are focusing on meetings. Here's how three such agencies are reaching out to planners.

DMO Outlook: Trends to Watch

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 01, 2015
Here are expert predictions on the challenges destination management organizations are likely to face in the near future.

Medical/Pharma Meetings: Keeping Up With Change

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 01, 2015

How new rules are challenging medical meeting planners Michael J. Shapiro Planning meetings and conventions  for health-care professionals has long been a highly complex task when it comes to complying with codes, policies and law. With the first reporting period of the U.S. Open Payments pro

Wild Herb Fritters

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 01, 2015
You'll enjoy making this delicious dish from the Culinary Institute of America

Making Wild Herb Fritters

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 01, 2015
The secret to light and flakey from chef Lars Kronmark of the Culinary Institute of America.

20 Top Meeting Innovations

by Michael J. Shapiro, Sarah J.F. Braley, Lisa A. Grimaldi and Michael C. Lowe | January 01, 2015
Here are the most important cutting-edge products and services that are transforming the meeting experience for planners and attendees.

Third Parties: Big, Small or None at All?

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 01, 2015
Two independent planning professionals from big and small companies discuss the benefits -- and dispel the misconceptions -- about working with them.

Hotels: Welcome to the Class of 2015

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 01, 2015
From Austin to Amsterdam and lots of points in between, here's a preview of some of the world's mot notable hotels poised to debut this year.

People

Quick Chat With Cate Farmer

by | March 01, 2015
The general manager of the soon-to-open Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale sums up her property's philosophy toward groups.

Research

Planners Hate Paying for Wi-Fi

We offer statistical proof that meeting planners hate paying for Wi-Fi in hotels.

How Helpful Are Online RFPs?

What do planners think about online requests for proposal? Our latest poll reveals all.

What You Hate About eRFPs

Planners sound off on how the process could be improved.

Why We Keep Our Crazy Jobs

Yes, planning meetings is a crazy profession -- and planers love it, per M&C's latest exclusive survey.

News Analysis

Starwood Shakes Things Up

The hotel chain looks to the future after the resignation of CEO Fritz van Paasschen.

New Deal for Atlantic City's Revel?

Just days after a second agreement to buy the shuttered casino resort was voided, a new deal -- with the same buyer -- was announced.

Best Destinations for Free Hotel Wi-Fi

Here are the top cities in the United States, and around the globe, for complimentary Wi-Fi in hotel rooms.

Bullish on Cuba

The incentive industry finds much to get excited about with a thaw in the U.S.-Cuba relationship.

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