Features

M&C's Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry

by The M&C Staff | July 01, 2015
This select group of high achievers have provided bold new ideas, passionate advocacy and a commitment to bettering the world.

The Truth About Hotel Wi-Fi Pricing

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 01, 2015
How and why hotels charge for bandwidth and access, and what planners can do to negotiate for this indispensable service.

Homegrown Conventions

by Michael C. Lowe | July 01, 2015
To fill in the blanks in their calendars and increase revenue, a number of destination marketers and convention-center managers are creating wholly original events for their facilities.

M&C's Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry: In Their Own Words

by The M&C Staff | July 01, 2015
The women on our inaugural list tell of their proudest moments and hopes for the future.

Playing Politics

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | June 01, 2015
How the head of Indiana's destination management organization wielded the power of economics to help quell the recent conflict over religious-freedom legislation.

Quick and Easy Team-Building Ideas

by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 01, 2015
Here are eight inexpensive, fun activities that will help facilitate group bonding and get the creative juices flowing.

Surging Second-Tier Cities

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 01, 2015
These five destinations are upping their drawing power with enhanced meeting facilities, new hotels and must-visit cultural attractions.

7 Cutting-Edge Tech Tools

by Janet Newenham | June 01, 2015
Here are some of our favorite apps and tools that can enhance the attendee experience before, during and after an event.

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.

People

Quick Chat With Mary Craig

by Allen J. Sheinman | July 01, 2015
The director, corporate sales, at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C., cites her favorite off-beat diversion in the nation's capital.

Research

What Work/Life Balance?

M&C's latest poll covers the work/life balance (hint: It's out of whack).

Planners Confirm: Downtime Is a Myth

Planners' verbatim answers to M&C's June 2015 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.

News Analysis

Hotel Chain Collections Grow in Numbers, Impact

A new wave of hotel "collections" being introduced or expanded by major chains is filling a unique niche in the hospitality industry.

Boston Convention Center Expansion Put on Hold

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he was "pausing" the project to get input from the newly reconstituted Massachusetts Convention Center Authority board.

Best, Worst Hotel Chains for Wi-Fi

A new study rated the best/worst hotel companies for how well they provide quality Internet service and whether the service is free.

10 Cleveland Hotels Back Out of RNC Room Block

Why properties are reneging on deals to house attendees to next year's Republican National Convention.
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