Features

Coming to Terms With Airbnb

by Michael J. Shapiro | October 01, 2014
Alternative lodging sites are a game-changer for meetings -- and planners who face some thorny issues ranging from attrition to liability and more.

Cheap and Green: 20 Tips

by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 01, 2014
M&C presents a portfolio of low- or even no-cost ways to gather attendees in ways that will be kind to the environment.

Business + Pleasure = the 'Bleisure' Effect

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | October 01, 2014
Here's how various hotel chains and visitor bureaus are catering to the growing number of attendees who are adding vacation time to their meeting or event.

Great Venues in the World's Finance Capitals

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 01, 2014
These 24 facilities in 10 major global destinations are especially hospitable to the unique needs of financial/insurance meetings. Here's why.

Welcoming Wellness

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2014
With travelers increasingly seeking to maintain healthy habits while on the road, a number of major hotel chains have responded by upping their wellness offerings.

Building a Better Meeting Budget

by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2014
Almost any meeting budget can quickly go off the rails due to circumstances unforeseen or poorly anticipated. Here are some common mistakes and solutions as outlined by experts.

Prize Programs

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2014
These innovative ways to give incentive awards blend desirable, cutting-edge products with fun social interactions.

2014 Salary Survey

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2014
Two years after our last such survey, M&C presents an updated look at salaries and job satisfaction for association, corporate and independent/third-party meeting planners.

365-Day Engagement

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2014
How one association increased its membership, attendance and annual revenues by keeping its members involved year-round.

DMAI: 100 Years of Service

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2014
A timeline of milestones in the history of Destination Marketing Association International and the industry it has served for a century

Convention Center Architects

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 01, 2014

Tomorrow's convention centers will be more integrated with their communities and more responsive to attendees, as revealed in these profiles of facility designers.

 

Tough Topics in Hotel Contracts

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 01, 2014
M&C convened a panel of meetings-industry legal experts to discuss critical contract clauses, common mistakes and more.

People

Quick Chat With Leland Lewis

by Allen J. Sheinman | October 01, 2014
The general manager of New York City's Roosevelt Hotel compares running a hotel with his days as director of patient support services for the Cleveland Clinic.

Research

Leisure Appeal: A Priority

Attendees rate the appeal of leisure time.

Hotel Preferences and Peeves

Planners weigh on on their favorite hotel features and pet peeves.

Profile of a Meeting Planner

A look at key responsibilities, spending power and more, culled from M&C's latest Salary Survey

Travel: Love It or Loathe It?

What do planners really think about all the traveling they do? The answers are revealed in the newest poll from M&C Research.

News Analysis

The Booming Latin American Travel Market

Travel costs to the region likely will rise considerably in 2015, finds a research study, based on strong demand for select-service hotel brands and other...

Wynn Selected for Casino License in Massachusetts

Wynn MA LLC is the winner in the competition to bring a casino resort to Eastern Massachusetts, but the selection awaits voter approval.

LEED Certification Can Boost a Hotel's Profits

Recent research finds that sustainability certifications like LEED designations likely will help hotels register stronger revenues than their uncertified peers.

Atlantic City Now

Here's how the eight remaining casino resorts in the fabled gaming mecca compare in guest rooms, meeting space and casino space.

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