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.

Insider Tips for International Meetings

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 01, 2015
Seasoned global planners cut through all the trial and error to offer battle-tested advice.

Top 8 Incentive Trends

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 01, 2015
Industry research on budgets, group size, destinations and more

Gaming Update: Sweetening the Deal

by Michael J. Shapiro, Sarah J.F. Braley and Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 01, 2015
The latest developments in gaming destinations

The Evolution of Airbnb

by Michael J. Shapiro | October 01, 2015
What the increasingly popular alternative lodging platform means to the meetings industry

The Rise of a Meetings-Technology Juggernaut

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2015
How Cvent became a game-changer for the industry.

Building a Better eRFP

by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2015
How RFP overload affects meetings planners and hoteliers alike, and what both sides can do to help ease the problem.

Unforgettable Incentives

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2015
These six trips offer winners experiences that foster personal growth and engagement with other peoples.

Top 25 Cost-Cutting Tips

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Michael C. Lowe | September 01, 2015
These smart moves cover the entire spectrum of meetings and events.

Game of Drones

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 01, 2015
How organizers are using these remote-controlled marvels -- and some caveats and cautions to consider.

Youth and the Future of Associations

by Michael C. Lowe | August 01, 2015
Strategies for getting young professionals involved, earning their loyalty and rewarding their efforts.


Quick Chat With Jay Marsella

by Allen J. Sheinman | November 01, 2015
The director of sales for the new Marriott Marquis Houston says his home city is surprisingly musical.


30 Seconds to Smart: Do Attendees Care About Green Meetings? (Video)

We asked planners how important on-site conservation efforts are to their meeting attendees.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Top Green Procedures at Hotels (Video)

We asked planners what green procedures they prefer to have at hotels and more.

Green Meetings: Low Priority?

Planners are divided on the importance of green meetings.

Green Meetings: Not a High Priority

Most planners ask attendees to recycle badges.

News Analysis

Planners Most Concerned About Budgets and Workload

A new study of planners with global responsibilities finds budgets and workloads are key concerns.

Development, Occupancy Booming for Airport Hotels

Revenue per available room for the first seven months of the year at airport properties was up by 9.1 percent over the same period in 2014.

DMAI President/CEO Michael Gehrisch Steps Down

He led the destination marketing group for 15 years.

CIC Adds Three Industry Leaders to APEX Committee

Kelly Peacy, Betsy Bondurant and Michael Dominguez will help on trade issues and industry resources.
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