Features

How to Negotiate in a Seller's Market

by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 01, 2015
In an improved economy, hotels once more have the edge in contract negotiations. But there still are ways to get what your group really needs, outlined here.

Why Airport Hotels Are Flying High

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | May 01, 2015
Unlike the no-frills venues of yore, airport hotels have evolved into first-class destination resorts with superior event facilities. Here are some of the best.

When Your Hotel Cancels

by Michael C. Lowe | May 01, 2015
It can happen. While legal remedies are limited, here are ways to mitigate the damage and still pull off a successful event.

Best Places to Work in the Meetings Industry

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 01, 2015
M&C's popular annual feature highlights how some of the most progressive and iconic companies in the meetings/hospitality universe put their employees first.

The Latest Spin on Gaming

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 01, 2015
Our annual roundup covers new developments in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno and other major meccas in the casino industry.

Robots Are Coming!

by Michael C. Lowe | April 01, 2015
A new generation of remote-controlled mobile electronic entities are turning up at meetings and exhibitions to wow the crowds, deliver presentations and more.

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.

People

Quick Chat With Christopher Vernicek

by Allen J. Sheinman | May 01, 2015
The director of events at the Grand Hyatt New York talks about working in an iconic Big Apple hotel.

Research

Where Do Hotels Go Wrong?

Planners sound off about how satisfied they are with their host hotels.

Planners to Hoteliers: Here's What You Could Do Better

Verbatim comments from Meetings & Conventions' hotels survey.

Should Politics Matter?

Should politics matter in site selection? A controversial new law in Arkansas prompts M&C's latest planner poll.

Meeting in a Politically Charged Atmosphere

Readers share comments on destinations that pass laws that some citizens perceive as discriminatory.

News Analysis

Cruise Ship Becomes Floating Room Block

With land-based hotel accommodations tight, the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco has pressed a Celebrity Cruise ship into service.

Exhibition Industry Keeps Growing

A new report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research finds attendance at an all-time high, along with increases in other important industry metrics.

New Orleans CVB Chief Stands Against Religious-Freedom Bill

J. Stephen Perry says a proposed bill in the Louisiana State Legislature, similar to one that rocked Arkansas and Indiana, would cause economic hardship.

Charting On-Time Arrivals by Carrier

Here's how the major U.S. Airlines rank on the new Airline On-Time Performance Report.
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