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.

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.

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.

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.


Interview with David Gabri ALHI Associated Luxury Hotels International

by Allen J. Sheinman | May 01, 2016
The CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International reveals the biggest change he's seen in the industry since ALHI was founded 30 years ago.


30 Seconds to Smart: Here's Why Planners Are Loyal to Certain Hotel Brands (Video)

We asked planners about the factors that influence their loyalty to a hotel brand.

30 Seconds to Smart: This is How Much Hotel Brand Matters to Planners (Video)

We asked planners if a hotel's flag matters when selecting a property.

30 Seconds to Smart: Are Planners Taking Necessary Bedbug Precautions? (Video)

We asked planners if bedbugs are still biting at hotels.

How Much Does a Hotel Brand Matter?

A majority of respondents to the latest M&C Research poll say brand affiliation is important when selecting a meeting hotel.

News Analysis

Industry Backlash Against Anti-LGBT Laws Continues

The pressure is on in Mississippi and North Carolina as groups cancel events and meetings-industry executives protest what they deem discriminatory legislation.

10 Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel

San Francisco, New York and Boston top the list of costliest metropolitan destinations in the U.S.

Hotels, Airlines and Cruises Make Deals to Enter Cuba

Hospitality and travel companies flock to long-embargoed Caribbean nation.

MPI Plans Innovative Elements for World Education Congress

New general session design and more will be highlights at June 11-14 event in Atlantic City.
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