Features

ON THE COVER: Are You Covered?

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | June 01, 2016
This comprehensive guide to event insurance offers the facts on essential policies addressing general liability, communicable diseases, cancellation and more.

Guest-Room Boom

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 01, 2016
While rooms are scarce in many major meetings markets, these five second-tier cities are upping the inventor ante to lure business.

10 New Urban Resorts

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | June 01, 2016
A new breed of big-city hotel incorporates all the trappings of a typical destination resort, such as full-service spas and trendy dining, minus the resort fees.

Planners' Pain Points in Hotel Negotiations

by Michael J. Shapiro and Sarah J.F. Braley | May 01, 2016
Planners share their biggest challenges in hammering out a contract in a seller's market, including new, questionable fees.

Better Together: Co-Located Trade Shows

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 01, 2016
A growing number of show organizers are partnering with related shows to share space, costs and more -- and creating stronger, more value-rich events.

Global Planner 2016

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 01, 2016
Our annual survey takes an in-depth look at meetings, conventions, trade shows, incentive programs and more held outside the U.S.

Hotel Revenue Managers Tell All

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | May 01, 2016
Three executives tell how technology has changed their jobs, what they look for in an RFP and more.

The Slow Evolution of Med-Pharma Meetings

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 01, 2016
How social media is threatening the insularity of this highly specialized segment of the meetings industry.

Best Places to Work in the Meetings Industry

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 01, 2016
M&C's annual survey of enlightened work environments includes MeetGreen, Delta Air Lines, Commune Hotels & Resorts and more.

Coping With Reduced Airlift

by Barbara Peterson | March 01, 2016
Airline mergers and consolidation have left planners scrambling for airlift; here's how some cities are fighting back by courting new carriers and services.

Gaming's Latest Bets

by M&C Staff | March 01, 2016
M&C's annual industry update finds casino resorts stepping up their game to attract groups.

United Front

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | March 01, 2016
Here's how four cities' convention centers and convention and visitor bureaus have teamed up to lure business.

People

Interview Lisa Vogt cruises site selection

by Allen J. Sheinman | June 01, 2016
The associate vice president, global meetings, incentive and charter sales, for Celebrity Cruises, outlines the unique advantages of holding a meeting aboard a cruise ship.

Research

Will You Meet in Mississippi or North Carolina?

Most planners polled by M&C Research say they would avoid destinations that have passed controversial laws that some could find discriminatory.

To Boycott or Not?

Planners sound off on whether controversial laws should influence site selection.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Planners Feel Mergers Will Affect Hotel Brands (Video)

We asked planners how they feel about industry consolidation.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Planners Feel About New or Lesser-Known Hotel Brands (Video)

We asked planners if they would consider a new or lesser-known hotel brand for a meeting.

News Analysis

AH&LA Takes Aim at Sharing-Economy Lodging

The American Hotel & Lodging Association makes the regulation of lodging platforms such as Airbnb a key point in its 2016 Policy Agenda.

Top Meeting Destinations Announced by Cvent, ICCA

Rankings include the top cities for meetings in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

How Your Luggage Gets Lost

A new study details the top reasons your bags disappear in transit, including transfer "mishandling," failure to load, ticketing errors, tagging errors and...

MPI Outlook: Budgets to Rise

Latest research from Meeting Professionals International finds planners and suppliers generally enjoying comfortable business conditions.
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