22 Millennials to Watch

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Michael J. Shapiro | February 01, 2016
Millennials are bringing fresh energy, viewpoints and talents to the meetings and events industry; here are some stand-out examples.

Visionary Destination Marketing Organizations

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 01, 2016
Here's a look at four major-city DMOs and the especially creative campaigns they are waging to lure group business.

The Year's Hottest Food Trends

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 01, 2016
Here are some of the ways in which inventive hotel and restaurant chefs are appealing to the increasingly sophisticated palates of attendees.

Top 10 Meeting Innovations of the Year

by Michael J. Shapiro and Sarah J.F. Braley | January 01, 2016
Our second annual edition of this special report highlights influential concepts and tools beginning to make waves in the meetings industry.

New Cruise Ships Making Waves

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 01, 2016
Here's a sneak peek at the newest, biggest and best cruise ships already sailing or poised to launch in 2016.

Meetings Industry Forecast 2016

by M&C Staff | December 01, 2015
Our annual look at what the coming year holds for hotels, airlines, trade shows and incentives.

Holiday Planning Tips and Ideas

by Michael J. Shapiro | December 01, 2015
Ideas to help boost holiday parties

The Future of Meetings

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | December 01, 2015
This special report makes the case for boldly reimagined convention centers, surprising evolutions in hotel design, newly emerging destinations and more.

Brand Meetings Events

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | December 01, 2015
How some major trade shows re-created their image to up their offerings and attract new attendees.

25 Hottest Ideas, Gifts and Gizmos of the Year

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 01, 2015
The best of our daily Hot Ideas emails, covering décor, technology, food and beverage, luggage, travel fashions and more.

The State of Government Meetings

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 01, 2015
With all the belt-tightening mandated by Congress, it's a wonder federal employees have been able to meet at all. Here's an inside look at how planners are coping with the "new normal."

Meeting Airfares Are Back!

by Barbara Peterson | November 01, 2015
Special meeting fares have come back to the fore, albeit different from what was offered in the past.


Meetings Industry Job Changes

by Allen J. Sheinman | February 01, 2016
The new director of sales and marketing at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale suggests a must-do activity in town.


M&C Survey: Meeting Professionals Are Canceling, Moving Meetings Due to Zika

Concerns about the virus already have many changing plans.

The Power of Word of Mouth

When it comes to finding out about new hotels and destinations, colleague recommendations are key, per our latest survey.

How Planners Meet Suppliers

Meeting professionals had more to say about their preferred methods of introduction.

30 Seconds to Smart: The 2016 Planner Wish List (Video)

We asked planners what they would like to change about their jobs in 2016.

News Analysis

Q&A With Thomas B. Mangas

The new CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts talks about the ramifications of his company's merger with Marriott.

CES Sets New Security Procedures

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show instituted some big changes in bag and security policies.

Kindred Hotels Markets Independent Resort Meetings

The offshoot of the Resort Hotel Association trumpets members' event space.

Airline Passengers' Top Pet Peeves

Lost luggage is the biggest gripe of 528 travelers polled by Qualtrics, an online survey platform.
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